Uh oh – you seem to have misplaced your garage door opener. Now what do you do? Believe it or not, losing your garage door opener is as common as misplacing your keys. Luckily, there are several steps you can take to secure your home and find a solution. Follow this step by step guide next time you lose your garage door opener.
1. Know How To Open Your Garage Door Manually
The first step when a garage opener has gone missing is to figure out how to open your garage without it. Fortunately, manufacturers have allowed doors to open rather easily without one in the event of a power outage or misplaced garage door opener. Spend some time familiarizing yourself with how to manually operate your garage and ensure the garage door opening mechanism is disabled. Bear in mind you may need to get a lock bar to ensure your garage door is properly locked while you search for a new remote.
2. Disable The Current Remote
For the sake of security, it is wise to disable all the remotes currently connected to your garage door opener. This is a relatively easy step that usually involves pressing a reset button on the motor housing.
3. Purchase and Program A New Remote
Most homeowners should be able to purchase a compatible remote pretty easily. First check the manufacturer of your garage door opener, and search online or at a local retailer for a remote that was made for or will easily integrate with your current system. If the manufacturer has gone out of business, there are also universal remotes available for older garages.
For those of us whose very nature involves losing small objects, you may wish to consider a smart garage opener. Most of the time, this simply means downloading an app that can be operated from your phone. Either way, as technology continues to evolve, so too will the way we do things. And when all else fails – there’s always the old fashioned way of operating. So don’t fret if you seem to have misplaced your garage door opener. There is always a solution available!
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