broken cableMost people don’t realize that garage doors are the largest moving mechanical object in the household. Such a large mechanical device should be taken care of accordingly. Unfortunately, this is typically not the case. Recently in Minneapolis MN we ran across a door that was in need of a lot of work. Much of which could have been avoided by proper maintenance and Garage Door Tune Ups. This particular door had an excessive amount of rust, which inevitably worked its way onto the Garage Door Cables. The cables are constantly under immense tension and pressure. They are what hold up the hundreds of pounds of steel, wood or aluminum. As you can imagine it doesn’t take too much rust before the cables start to corrode, fray and eventually snap. When a cable snaps the entire garage door goes crooked, this is due to the spring tension shifting to only one side of the door. This was precisely the case for our Minneapolis customer, however we were able to come out same day and repair this home owner’s door in a matter of hours. We were also able to go over all the preventative maintenance the customer can do to avoid this scenario in the future.

Preventative Garage Door Maintenance

When it comes to garage doors there are many little things the homeowner can do to properly maintain the overall operation of the door. If your garage door is running poorly, or maybe its making loud noises or squeaking. It is time to call a professional and request a Garage Door Safety Inspection & Tune Up. Here is a list of just a few things preformed during this process:

  • Lubrication of all moving parts
  • Tightening of any loose nuts or bolts
  • Inspect safety sensors, ensure they are set to proper height and functioning properly
  • Re-Balance Garage Door Spring
  • Reset Opener Forces, Limits
  • Reprogramming of remotes as needed
  • Check that opener auto reverse is functional
  • Inspect Garage Door Roller Bearings

By having Garage Door Repair Company out to perform a Safety Inspection/Tune Up you will in most cases save money, by taking care of a small issue before it escalates into a major problem. If you are interested in setting up an appointment simply call 612-886-9606. Same day appointments are always available for our Minneapolis customers.

Navigating COVID-19

We are still open as an essential business

To our valued customers,

As we continue to learn more about COVID-19 and as other businesses start to re-open, our team at Garage Door Repair Company would like to express our concern for all those who have been affected. Our employees and our customers are our top priority , and we are doing everything we can to ensure the health and safety of each.

We have been closely monitoring the situation since it began and fully support all precautions being taken to prevent any further spread of the virus. Garage Door Repair Company has remained open and in full operation as we understand how important it may be to your daily lives to have a fully functional Garage Door. However, in response to this public health emergency, we’ve implemented a few changes to our policies to help prevent the spread:

  • Our technicians will practice social distancing rather than shaking hands at the door.
  • Estimates and repair recommendations can be done remotely or over the phone while our customers stay inside or quarantined.
  • Preferably all payments will be made by credit card rather than by check.
  • We will continue to clean up after ourselves, wash our hands, and use hand sanitizer often.

The nature of our industry allows us a lot of flexibility in these times as most of our technicians are working in one to two man crews which is well under the guidelines that have been laid out before us. We even have the ability to complete all work without any face to face interactions and take payments over the phone.

We thank you for working with us as we navigate this situation.

Update 4/7/20: Josh Dutcher Joins SKOR North on PodcastOne

Josh Dutcher Owner of Garage Door Repair Company MN with Essential Business Update

With kind regards,

Josh Dutcher, Alex Johantgen, & The Entire GDRC Team
612-886-9606
Info@GarageDoorRepairCoMN.com

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