Garage door openers are a modern convenience many of us take for granted. With just the touch of a button, we can access our garage space. Every year, we open and close the largest door to our home thousands of times and expect it to work flawlessly. That doesn't always happen, and when your opener starts to wear out, there are signs. Even if your older model is still working, it can present safety issues. Look for these signals that your garage door opener is nearing the end of its life and consider a smarter, safer upgrade.Mechanical meltdownsThere are a handful of issues that could indicate the end of your opener. Whether it's suspicious sounds or problems with moving parts, the nuts and bolts of your machine can cause real problems when they've met their end. Vibrating An opener that tends to vibrate might seem harmless in the beginning, but keep an eye on it. Older motors with armatures that are worn out or shafts that are bent may vibrate inside their … [Read more...] about Here’s when to replace that old garage door opener
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What Can Stop a Creature That Can Be Tenacious Enough to Chew Through Lead? While the need for exclusion is uncontested in the industry, there are still some discrepancies as to which tools are suitable for the job. Occasionally, some experts will offer caulk, mortar or spray foam as inexpensive, easy-to-use exclusion tools. Unfortunately, these products often provide little to no protection against creatures whose teeth can gnaw through concrete. Steel wool is also popular in the exclusion discussion and while usually a better option than caulk and foam, steel wool requires regular replacement because it can rust and decompose over time. Copper mesh is another exclusion material sometimes recommended. This material is likely to deter a rodent, but the sheer amount of it required to fill a small hole can make it a very expensive solution, plus it’s a softer metal without sharp edges so it can be difficult to create a tight seal which means the mesh can easily become loose over … [Read more...] about What Is The Best Approach To Rodent Control?