Providing Proper Garage Door Clicker Care07/22/2014 Back To Blog
Why is it important that you take good care of your garage door clicker? The answer is simple: it will work properly for longer and the risk of it failing to open the door in the middle of the night will be reduced to the very possible minimum. The best part is that you do not have to do anything special to keep the remote in good condition.
Garage Opener Remote Maintenance
Protection is the main form of maintenance. The remote controls for automatic doors are quite compact and light and this makes them more likely to suffer from damage due to carelessness. In order to protect your clicker in the best possible way, you should keep it on a key chain in your bag or pocket. Basically, it should be with you at all times. If you leave it in the car, the risk of it getting stolen or damaged will be quite high. It can get easily damaged if drink or food is accidently spilled on top of it
The most common reason why remotes fail to work is exhausted battery or batteries. That is why it makes senses for you to keep spare batteries in your car and in your office as well as in your home. This is simple to do. More importantly, you can save a lot of hassle and a lot of money as well.
Just like all garage door parts, the garage door opener transmitter requires cleaning. You should use alcohol wipes to clean the whole unit apart from the buttons and the cover of the infrared unit. They should be cleaned with a soft dry cloth. You should use the alcohol or vinegar to remote any rust from the battery contacts and from the battery compartment in general.
These tips will help you greatly no matter whether you have a Sears, Genie, LiftMaster or Chamberlain garage door opener.