How Can I Protect My Garage Door Opener From Oklahoma Lightning?
It’s that time of the year. The rain will fall here in Oklahoma, and sometimes it pours & pours. Eventually, mother nature has had enough, and the next thing that you know, you’re in the middle of an intense thunderstorm with no signs of letting up.
There are positives and negatives to this rainfall. Crops will get watered, but lightning will also touch down. We can’t control where lightning goes, but more often than not, the lightning ALWAYS seems to find itself striking your garage at the most inopportune times.
After the dust has fallen and the rain has settled, you survey the area only to find that your garage door opener is no longer functioning correctly the way it was before the storm arrived. More likely than not, your garage was struck by lightning and has damaged your garage door system. What can you do to protect your opener from further damage or prevent it entirely?
Install A Surge Protector For Your Garage Door Opener
Sometimes the most simple solutions escape our minds but the answer, in this case, is simple: install a surge protector for your garage door opener. It’s funny how we will protect every electronic within our homes but not one of the most vital parts of the house. Maybe it’s because we don’t view our garage door opener as an electronic device and treat it as a standalone piece of our homes (probably because it’s located inside our garage).
Whatever the reasoning for neglecting your garage, it is beneficial to take the time to install a surge protector on your opener. Installing a protector can:
- Protect the circuit boards & capacitors
- Protect the photo-eyes sensors of your system
- Prevent malfunctioning equipment such as keypads, wall switches, and remotes
- Prevents power surges in the system
Let Five G’s Overhead Door Help Protect Your System!
Taking the small steps to protect your investment can go a long way to ensure the proper operation of your garage door opener. If your door opener has been struck by lightning in the Oklahoma City, OK area, then let the trained technicians at Five G’s help to repair and protect your system. We can detect malfunctions and work quickly to resolve your problems swiftly & efficiently while providing this service at an affordable rate.
Don’t hesitate to call us at (405) 876-3137or click here for more information!