When your residential or commercial garage door breaks down it is no laughing matter. Business can be interrupted and the safety and convenience the garage door brings to your home is lost. Many folks understandably want their garage door to be restored to full functionality as quickly as possible, but in the rush to get things fixed often find themselves paying for parts or service they do not actually need.
Emergency Garage Door Repair Do’s and Don’ts
Before you rush to enlist the help of the first commercial or residential garage door repair company you encounter it is perhaps wise to consider a few things that can help ensure you get the service you need, and not just a bunch of parts that you don’t. Things you should consider include:
- Great Reviews Do Not Necessarily Equal Great Service – The internet is wonderfully democratic and inclusive. So much so that you really can’t trust online service reviews. Anyone could have written them, including company employees and their friends and family. Do not pick your emergency garage door repair service solely on glowing online reviews. Take a little more time. Ask people you know. Check with the Better Business Bureau.
- If it Sounds Too Good to Be True… – If you receive a price for emergency garage door repair that seems too good to be true it probably is. Unscrupulous service companies have ingenious ways of hiding fees and secondary costs that they then spring on the unsuspecting when it comes time to submit the bill. Either that or they will install used parts, do a poor job and leave a mess in their wake.
- Getting a Second Opinion – Chances are that, like most people, you do not spend a lot of time wondering how your garage door works. Some repair services will take advantage of that and insist on replacing all types of mechanical components that may be in fine working order. One way to avoid this is to get a second opinion and see if the two would-be repair services agree on what needs to be fixed.
- Denying Your DYI Impulse – Some things lend themselves to doing it yourself, like bathroom tiles. Emergency garage door repair however, is best left to experienced, properly trained professionals. Garage door torsion springs are dangerous mechanisms that can quickly turn lethal if improperly handled. Don’t risk your life in an effort to save a few dollars. Keep the above tips in mind and hire a professional.
Note: There is a flip side to rushing to find a residential or commercial garage door repair service, and that’s waiting too long to look for one. If your garage door is malfunctioning that several hundred pounds of equipment dangling over your head is going to present a bigger risk every day you don’t have it looked at.If you need emergency garage door repair service call the professionals at The Door Master. We have been serving residents and businesses in the GTA for more than a decade and in that time have built a reputation for prompt, reliable, affordable service. Call us today at (905) 326 5800.