We offer a flat rate fee for residential service calls. All of our service calls include a preventive maintenance performed on the doors and openers, which includes lubrication and adjustment.
Call us at 800.649.4522 (Monday-Friday 8-4, Saturday 8-noon) to schedule service, or complete the form below and we'll set up your service visit.
745 South Main Street
Bellingham, MA 02019
Garage Door Service Request
How to keep your garage door running smoothly
Lubricate the door. Twice a year, lubricate the moving parts of your door. White lithium grease should be used on the garage door openers chain or screw.For overhead spring, use a spray lubricant, available from your garage door specialist. We do this as part of the preventative maintenance.
Inspect your garage door each month. Fraying cables and loose mounting hardware could be signs of a potential larger problem down the road. Better to catch it before your car gets stuck in the garage!
You should also inspect the rollers to make sure they aren't chipped or worn
Smooth lift check. For doors with an automatic opener, close the door and disconnect the opener. Lif the door manually - it should operate smoothly, with little resistance, and stay open. If that's not the case, the door is likely out of balance.
Photo eye test. All garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, are required by federal law to have these additional safety features: a reversing mechanism and a photo eye or edge sensor. If your system does not have these features, replacement of your automatic operating system is recommended.
When the door is fully open, push your garage door opener’s remote or wall button. As the door is closing, wave a long object - like a broomstick or a yard stick - in front of one of the photo eyes to break the view of the beam. The eye should detect the motion and reverse the door.
If you garage door doesn't reverse during this test, close the door and try cleaning the photo eyes with a soft dry cloth. If you move the eyes, or the look like they're not aligned, delicately move photo eyes by hand if they appear to get them back in alignment. Open the door and try the test again. If the door still doesn't revese whem the beeam is interrupted, you should get the door serviced.