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Opening Your Garage Door During a Power Outage Dacula, GA

Opening Your Garage Door During a Power Outage

Lawrenceville GA Garage Services Company

When it is cold and wet outside, garage door openers are especially convenient. Winter weather is notorious for bringing wind, ice, snow, and fallen trees. These conditions often result in power outages that can last a few minutes or even a few days. Many garage door remotes are equipped with battery backups for this very reason, but how do you get into or out of your garage when the remote won’t work due to no power? The garage door will need to be opened manually until the power is restored. Here’s how to open an overhead door safely until the power is restored.

Use the Bypass

Garage door manufacturers install a bypass function for occasions when there are motor problems or a remote will not work due to power issues. Hanging from the center rail of the garage door system is a rope that is typically manufactured with a red handle. That is the bypass trigger. Pulling firmly on the bypass rope will disengage it from the carriage. To do this safely, the garage door should be down when the bypass is used. The weight of the door could cause it to come down forcefully. The red rope is known as the garage door opener manual disconnect.

Open the Door

Using the lift handles, open the door straight up. Make sure it securely stays in place before moving a person or vehicle underneath it.

Close the Door

Reaching up to clasp the lift handles, pull straight down on the door in a controlled motion. To avoid damage to the door, do not pull and release and let it slam to the floor.

Lock the Door

When the power is out, so is the ability to lock the door automatically. The lock bar can also be operated manually by sliding it into position.

Reengage the Door

When power is restored, reconnect the door’s automatic function by reattaching the door to the carriage. It will snap into place and the door will no longer operate manually.

If your garage door or opener was damaged during the power outage, our team of repair experts at Habpro Garage Doors will have you up and running in no time. We service all makes of garage doors and garage door openers. For more helpful information and tips about garage doors, call us today. Serving Garage Door Opener customers in Lawrenceville, Dacula and Suwanee Georgia.

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April 10, 2024

Spring break! Not the fun vacation kind, but was in need of a garage door spring replacement. Bill and his team at Habpro provided outstanding service and communication when we needed it! Also a shout-out to Jared for his installation work...you know you're going to get quality work from a Jared...definitely don't settle for Jerrys or Joshes or Jerrods. Thank you Habpro for getting our garage doors back in business.

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April 10, 2024

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April 9, 2024

Bill responded with in 30 minutes of me asking him to see if he could fix a sagging overlayed 16x7 garage door. 6 other garage door companies all said I need a new overlay door. Approximately $6 thousand dollars. Bill look at photos I sent him and had one of his guys Chuck there the next morning. Fixed the door for less than 3% of what the other guys wanted. He’ll get my business when I need that new door. Honest and great people! No joke!!

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April 8, 2024

Bill and his team were professional and on time. Bill took the time (answered my call on Easter!) to explain the process and price before coming out. Garage door is working again and we are so appreciative!

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March 17, 2024

When my garage door stopped working, I called Habpro. After asking me a few questions, the company representative suggested that I might be able to fix the problem myself. He then patiently walked me through the process of adjusting the garage door sensors. Despite my insistence on paying him for his time, knowledge, and patience, he refused any compensation. I have received services from many companies; this was the first time compensation was not expected. My garage door is working properly and my faith in the kindness of people is just a bit stronger.

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