Take Precaution If Your Garage Door Opener Is Lost or Stolen
Have you ever been locked out of your garage because you couldn’t find the opener? It’s more likely that you just started parking on the street or in the driveway, resigning yourself to a lifetime of not being able to access your garage. It sounds dramatic, but you should treat a lost garage door opener as if it’s been stolen. If it falls into the wrong hands, your family and your possessions could be at risk. Whether you can’t find the remote or it’s definitely been stolen, here’s how to handle the situation.
What To Do If You Lose Your Garage Door Opener
You’ve just realized that your garage door opener has gone missing. Maybe it fell out of your bag while running errands, or maybe your toddler dumped it out into the snow. The first step you need to take is erasing the lost opener from the garage door memory. This is a critical step to prevent break-ins. Anyone can pick up a garage door opener off the street and access the inside of your home. If you lost it somewhere in your own neighborhood, an enterprising thief could easily walk the neighborhood and try to find the building it belongs to.
You need to replace the lost remote, too. You may not need to completely uninstall your system and install a new one. A replacement opener can do the trick just fine. Contact the team that installed your system and see what they recommend. It’s possible that they could even help you out immediately, so you’re not stuck outside for any longer the necessary. Make sure you check with other household members before you go through the rigmarole of replacing your system. They may have simply snagged your opener by mistake.
Learn This Skill To Avoid Getting Stuck Outside
Finally, there’s one skill that every homeowner should have. When you get a garage door, make sure you always know how to operate it manually. If you lose your garage door opener, at least you’ll be able to get back inside. This can be a lifesaver if it’s snowing or someone needs to use the bathroom urgently.
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