Garage door openers have made life with a garage much easier because you can simply press a button to open your garage door. In order to keep your garage door opener working as well as it can, you need to be sure that you take care of it properly. Below are a few tips for taking proper care of your garage door opener.

Keep It Secure

A huge mistake that many people make is keeping the opener on the visor in their car. Anyone could take the opener and your GPS to get into your home. The thief hits “Home” on the GPS and uses the opener to open your garage to steal everything inside of it and possibly get into your home as well. Keep the opener in your glove box or center console so that no one can see it when you are not in your car.

Keep It Cool

If you keep the opener in direct sunlight or in a hot car for too long, the batteries inside of it could explode or leak. This will ruin the opener and cause it to no longer work. It is best to keep the opener in your pocket or purse on hot days to keep the batteries from destroying it. If the opener is too large to fit in your pocket, simply remove the batteries and carry them with you instead of the entire opener.

Keep It Dry

You need to keep the opener dry to ensure that it does not become waterlogged and stop working. If you drop your opener in a puddle or accidentally get it wet in the rain, you need to dry it out to ensure that it will work when you need it. Take the batteries out of the opener immediately. Place the opener inside of container filled with rice. Be sure that the entire opener is covered with the rice and leave it in place overnight. When you wake up the next morning, all of the water should be out of the opener and it should be usable again.

If you follow these tips, you can rest assured that your garage door opener will work when you need it to. If your garage door opener stops working, replace your batteries to see if that is what is wrong with it. If that does not solve the problem, you may have to get a replacement garage door opener.

To learn more, contact a company like Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services with any questions you have.