Why You Shouldn’t Hold Back on Garage Door Repair
There’s an old joke: “I really need to work on my procrastination problem – I guess I’ll get to it tomorrow.” Procrastination is an understandable human urge, especially when it comes to electronics. Human beings can be a little like the ostrich; the bird who sticks his head in the sand to avoid conflict. Ideally, people should proactively be able to take care of their concerns well in advance. However, there’s the idea that sometimes all an issue needs is a little ‘percussive maintenance’, which is to say giving the garage door a couple of whaps. Another popular solution is to just ignore small (but annoying) issues in hopes that they simply “fix themselves”. Needless to say, neither of these solutions are the right choice to make. Mississauga residents can rest assured knowing that McKee-Horrigan Inc’s technicians can lend a hand. By having one of these skilled professionals check out a small problem, you can save money and prevent a whole lot of stress. When it comes to your residential garage doors, procrastination is never the best policy. We examine the ‘worst case scenarios’ that can occur if you put off your garage door issues for another day, and explain how you can dodge these harsh consequences.
Why Is Procrastination Such a Common Approach?
The human mind is programmed to put ourselves first, and then our friends and family. Strangers and their concerns are last on the list of priorities. This is a reasonable approach to life. The issue is that we see our future selves as strangers. When you listen to your garage door creaking or moaning and shrug it off, this is a perfect example of this problem. On some subconscious level, you are aware you will have to deal with this in a year. However, the ‘you’ who will deal with broken garage doors next year is treated as a stranger. It’s time to own up to this flaw and change it! With a trustworthy company like McKee-Horrigan Inc. close at hand, there’s no reason to put the repairs off. Pick up the phone and make the call, and your future self will be saved a lot of strife.
What Are The Risks of This Method?
A garage door is made up of many small interlocking parts that must work together in harmony. When one piece begins to break down or sustain damage, the rest of the pieces must pick up the slack and work harder to make up for this deficit. A garage door also has parallel systems, such as the springs that launch it open. When one side is in poor shape, the other one works harder. Therefore, the chances of a total breakdown increase every day that a problem is left unexamined. When a garage door totally breaks down, the repair bill multiplies several times over. Furthermore, your ability to travel is hampered. Even though Mississauga has been rated as very pedestrian-friendly, garage door repair may be necessary to quickly drive to work or use your vehicle reliably.
What Are Some Unexpected Events That Complicate Existing Issues?
If the above information doesn’t spur you into action, consider some surprise events that could turn a small problem into a big one very quickly. At the time, you may not realize the potential ramifications, but these circumstances can wreak havoc on a garage door.
Extreme Winter Weather On the Horizon?
Residents of the Greater Toronto Area are probably familiar with the extreme Canadian elements that can cause garage door repair. Even a door in absolutely perfect condition can wear down under an assault of ice and freezing rain. 2013 had several weather catastrophes, such as flooding that shut down transit systems and an ice storm that lead to a long term power outage. Needless to say, if subway systems and power lines are vulnerable to the elements, the complex mechanisms that power your garage door can suffer serious damage.
Need to Use Your Car More Often?
There are times where we are unemployed, taking a vacation, or having a long stint of working from home. We may be on our summer break from school, on maternity leave, or having any other number of reasons to rely less on our car. Therefore, the car is more likely to sit in the garage untouched and unloved. It may seem odd, but this is the best possible time to get any potential garage door repair taken care of. Working in Mississauga often requires you drive, as relying on transit can be dicey. When you start a new job or go back to school, you need your door to be up to the task of opening and closing. Having your car locked in by a broken garage door is a poor way to start off a new career or semester at school.
Family Members About to Come Home?
If you have a family member joining your household, you should prepare the place for their arrival. This means sweeping the floors, wiping down the surfaces, and getting a bed ready for them. You should also take a look at your residential garage doors. Younger family members coming to stay with you or elderly relatives living with younger family members could be vulnerable if your garage door encounters issues. Paying for a checkup and small repair could ensure that your home remains safe for all.
Taking decisive action is important as soon as you notice small issues in your garage doors. Nipping problems in the bud can save you time, money, and stress. While it’s tempting to simply put our heads in the sand and hope the problem goes away on its own, that course of action only leads to bigger bills. By acting immediately, you erase the chance of minor damage snowballing out of control. For an experienced and reliable garage door repair company in Mississauga, turn to McKee-Horrigan Inc. Call us today at 1 888 244 4171 and we can have a discussion about your needs and offer a free quote.