High and Dry After Flood Damage

Repairing the damage done to your home after a flood can look like an overwhelming job. In most cases, it’s best to seek out the services of a professional flood damage restoration team. But when my home flooded a few years ago, I found out that there were some things that I could do myself. Books, clothes, and even furniture can recover from water damage under the right circumstances. Knowing how to prevent mold, and remove it when you find it, can also come in handy after a flood. I know that it can be a devastating event for a family. That’s why I started this blog – to share my experience with flood damage and share the things that I learned that helped me put my home back together. With both professional help, and amateur ideas, hopefully you can learn something useful from my experience.

3 Reasons Why You May Have A "Possessed" Garage Door

Construction & Contractors Blog

Have you recently noticed that your garage door is opening on its own? Your kids are constantly telling you that it is possessed or that there is a ghost living in the garage, but you know better. However, it is frustrating because you have a daily schedule to keep and don't have the time for things like this. Unfortunately, you have no idea what the problem is and don't have a clue as to where to begin to figure out why your garage door is not functioning properly. Luckily, here are three reasons why your garage door may be acting the way it is and how you may be able to fix it:

1. Inspect the Garage Door Wiring.

Your first step is to take a look at the wiring within the garage door itself. There may be a short in the wiring between the opener motor unit and the button on the wall. If not, you should look at the wiring between the motor unit and the safety sensor eyes located at the sides of the garage door. There is no need to turn of the power because all of the wires are considered low-voltage and will not cause any damage. However, if you are worried, you can turn off the power at the circuit breaker. You should also look for any dangling wires, damaged insulation or anything else that may have caused the wire to break. Just look for anything out of the ordinary, broken or worn.

2. Reset It.

For older garage door units, it is sometimes possible for codes to get mixed up, which causes the garage door to start acting funny. If this is the case with yours, you will just need to reset it. To do this, you will need to unplug the remote control part so that the wall mount switch will remain functioning. If this does not work, you can turn off power to the house or turn off the breaker board for a bit and see if it will just reset itself when the power is turned back on.

3. Electrical Surge.

If there has recently been a windstorm, thunderstorm or something similar that could have caused an electrical surge, this could have caused damage to your garage door's electrical wiring and could be the culprit to your ill-acting garage door. If this is indeed the case, your solution is likely to purchase a brand new opener.

If you are not having any luck identifying or resolving the problem, contact an experiencing garage door repair expert in your area for assistance, such as from Plano Overhead Garage Door.

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7 August 2017