Overhead Door of Permian Basin Blog!
I have to hold down the button in order for the garage door to close. What’s wrong?
There could be a couple things wrong with this situation. First, check to see if there is anything obstructing the sensor towards the bottom of the door. If nothing is there, look at both sides of the door and the tracks toward the floor. You should see two LED lights. Is one of them blinking or not lit at all? If so, the safety sensors need to be adjusted. There is a simple fix for this: turn or tilt the sensor that is off or blinking until the light is solid. Then try the door again. If neither of these solutions work, call us and we will fix the issue!
Can you help me with my broken garage door after hours or on the weekend?
Yes, we have an emergency line where you can reach us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We know that broken garage doors can be a huge inconvenience. When you call us today, we will come today. What’s more, we do not charge extra for calls on evenings, weekends, or holidays.
Why isn’t my remote working?
Most likely this means your batteries are going bad. If that does not solve the problem, try giving us a call. We’ll make sure to stop by at the earliest convenience.
How do I book a service?
Easy! Just give us a call or contact us through our website at: http://www.overheaddoorpermianbasin.com/schedule-a-service-call/
We heard a loud noise in the garage and cannot open the garage door now. What could be wrong?
If the garage door stopped working after the noise you heard, then the noise could have been the sound of a spring breaking. Call us for a quick appointment to inspect the garage door. If you have a broken spring, our qualified service technician can replace the spring your springs and ensure the garage door is safe and functional for future use. We always recommend replacing both springs if one has broken.
My garage door does not close all the way. Sometimes it reverses at the bottom, or right after it starts moving. What do I do?
The problem is most likely with the electric “safety eyes” that project an invisible “beam” or sensor across the door opening. The sensor detects obstacles in the way of the door and stops the garage door from closing on objects. If the “eyes” are out of alignment, the sensor will work sporadically. Our technicians can help fix this problem or determine if your garage door is not working for some other reason.
The holidays are right around the corner, and looks like you need some more garage space! With the extra food and guests coming in town, we know it is important to have everything prepared ahead of time.
Here are a few pointers to make sure your holiday season is nice and orderly.
Minimalism is key here. Keeping clutter to a minimum can make your life less stressful and make your home much easier to organize.
Here are some ideas to help you get started:
- If you are keeping things because you can’t bear to part with them. Unpack them and find them a place within your home. If they must remain packed, the attic is always better storage then the garage.
- Go through your memory boxes. Try and create a pile to give away, sell and keep. Keeping the “keep” pile to a minimum.
- Have one box per child for special things. This will allow you to sort through what really is important.
- Think about how long something has been in storage. If it is too long, it probably means it needs to go.
- Ask yourself if you could replace it. If you can, or it wouldn’t break the bank to purchase another it is worth getting rid of.
Once you have minimalized, it’s time to clean. Once you do this deep clean it will only be small maintenance from here on out.
- Clean everything. Dust corners, wipe down walls, and vacuum.
- Wipe down shelves.
- Group boxes and minimal clutter by categories.
- Don’t forget to label boxes for easy location.
Find a great time for you to clean. Weather this is right before bed or while the little ones are napping, having a set time to pick up can really make a difference.
- Make sure to think twice before putting something away, do you really need it?
- Put everything in the boxes they are supposed to be stored.
Make an easy checklist to make sure you don’t forget a thing!
And last but not least, if your garage door isn’t working properly in time for the holidays give us a call. Well make sure to be there to lend a hand. http://www.overheaddoorpermianbasin.com/contact/
Have you thought twice about what your burglar is thinking when you leave town? Or even what you are doing when you leave the house for the day? Take a peak at what a burglar thinks when you aren't around:
- You know who I am. I was there last week fixing your sink, delivering your new refridgerator, or painting your home.
- Remember letting me in to use your home the other day to get some water while fixing your yard? Well while I was in there I made sure to unlock your back windown for future use.
- All those nice toys and cars outside sure mean you must have really nice things on the inside.
- Newpaper, it's old school but I really do check to see how many newspapers you have missed.
- Even though it doesn't snow here often, with no marks in the drive way it makes it obvious you aren't home.
- Make sure your alarm is set away from any view via the window. When I look in, I can tell if you are gone and if you forgot to set the alarm.
- Some of the hardest homes for me to enter are ones with security systems above the kitchen sink and second story windows (where you keep your jewelry is kept).
- Bad weather? It doesn't matter to me, I am still going to be working so don't forget to lock your doors and shut your garage no matter wha.
- I will always knock on the door first to see if you are there.
- My favorite findings are in the sock drawers!
- Kids rooms? Not my thing.
- Your right, I am not going to take the time to break the safe but if it is unlocked I don't see why not.
- What am I wearing? Just your average outfit, I may even be dressed like your lawn service men.
- I hate dogs
- I will break a window to get in sometimes. If your neighbor hears it, they will probably wait to hear another noise, which there won't be.
- Most of the time, the houses I break into don't even have their alarms set.
- The garage is my favirite place of entry.
- If you leave the window open to let the cool outside air into your home, I'll just come in as well.
- So I saw you were on vacation today, looks like a good time to go check out your home.
- The windows are the best place to see what you have inside. New flat screen? I'll take it.