How to Open a Garage Door without Power
We all depend on our automatic garage door openers. They have added tons of convenience to our lives. Despite of this, we often tend to take them for granted. When something like a power outage happens, suddenly it becomes a huge inconvenience to operate a door. How will you get your car inside the garage or get it out?
Fortunately, there is a solution to this. Opening your garage door without power is simple once you know the technique. Here we have discussed a few effective methods to use your garage door during a power outage.
- Start with the bypass
Every garage door is equipped with a function that allows you to turn off the automatic opener and operate the door manually. You will find a rope hanging down from the opener system. That’s your bypass trigger. Make sure you pull down the handle and deactivate the opener system when the door is closed. If you choose to do this while the door is open, it may cause the door to slam shut and can cause harm to objects or people standing nearby.
- Operating the door without power
It is advisable to pull the rope back close to the opener motor. This will keep the rope away while you open or close the door manually. When the power is back, you can start using the door as usual. If not, don’t worry, you can operate the door in manual mode. Power outage cannot prevent you from using the garage.
- When the power returns
When the power is back, all you need to do is reattach your garage door to the automatic opener. Just push the button on the automatic opener. The spring attachment will reconnect to the opener and you will get back in business again. If for any reason, it fails to connect again, you should call a professional garage door service for the job.
- Keep safety first
Power or no power, garage door is the heaviest door and works under a lot of pressure. So, it is ideal to handle it with care. Make sure you don’t do anything that is risky and can cause any harm to your belongings or a person.
- When you need expert help
At Gulliver Garage Doors Edmonton, our skilled technicians offer wide range of garage door repair, installation and maintenance services in Edmonton. We offer a team of experienced and knowledgeable technicians who can quickly diagnose any issues with your garage door or opener, and deliver the best solution.