I know, it is still 100 degrees out there, but summer has already come to an end for students all over Southwest Florida.
For most of us, the next couple of months are our last breather before season starts. If you are like me, it is time to get all my service related work done, so I don’t have to compete with our winter residents. I take my car in for service, and that reminds me that now is a good time to get your annual maintenance (RAM) done on your garage door. Most people forget that the largest moving part in their house needs to be serviced just like every other mechanical part.
I was meeting with one of our new vendors a few weeks ago. As we were discussing what that company could do to help us be more efficient, we began to discuss our services. When I mentioned the RAM options, she said that she has been living in her house for almost 20 years and has never had service done on her garage door. I did a little mental face palm. I gave her information on the RAM service and encouraged her to consider it sooner rather than later. Did she schedule it? Nope. But last week, she called because she was having trouble getting the door to close, which had been going on for a few days, but in the meantime, her one of her springs broke my site.
Would the RAM call have prevented the spring breaking? No, of course not. Springs wear out especially if they are never serviced, but what would have happened is her door would have been closing correctly because the service tech would have fixed her out of alignment photocells, and most importantly, he would have warned her that the springs were showing signs of wear. She would have been prepared for when they did break.