These days many doors possess an automated system of opening the door. It is meant to aid the whole operation of opening and closing the door automatically. This is a true modern convenience, but what should you do, if you push the button and nothing happens, the garage door will not go up or down, and the lights will not turn on.
Trust me, the door will not open if you are caught up in such a situation. What you need to do first is assess the situation. Do you have the power to open the garage door? Is there something blocking the eye of the garage door opener? May be the chain of the door is being blocked by some obstacle and that is why it is not opening? Or the whole setting of the door opener has been interrupted by something? Is there need for removing some few tools form the opener. The last thing you should check is the battery in your garage door opener. May be a new battery might be crucial in solving all your problems. Check and see if you can open the garage door again.
After doing all this, open the door once again. You still can open the door manually. Just because the automated system for the door has failed, you will have to opt for the manual system now. You still need to check one more area. You have already checked everything on the inside of the garage, and you know for sure. However, the interior is not the problem. Checking on the exterior of the door will give you a clue on the cause of the mal-function.
This implies that you will take some good time while fixing the door. You will have to disconnect the garage door opener. Look out for the emergency cord that is found on the door opener. The emergency cord is what you use to open the automated door opener after unplugging it. All you have to do now is lift the garage door straight up until it is fully open and in the proper place.
Now you can exit the garage, pull down door. Now the garage door is not locked, may want to lock it. When power returns remember to unlock door before using opener. Now knowing that there are a few things, you can do yourself before calling in a professional to open your garage door. When you feel like you have done enough, contact a professional. After you know for sure that there is nothing wrong with the power.
Toby Gibbon has been providing helpful information regarding Garage Door Jacksonville for many years. His expertise is the result of years of hands on experience in the garage door business. If you are having trouble with your door and would like some help he recommends giving Garage Door Repair Jacksonville a call.