Well hello winter! Welcome back!
Hopefully everyone got out of their garage and on to work on time this morning. If, however, you woke up to a frozen garage door, here are a few tips for helping you get out next time:
- Adjust the pressure adjustments on your garage door opener. Sometimes, all it needs is a little extra pressure to break away from the ice. Many garage door openers have a button that lets you do this yourself. If this doesn’t work, however, you’re going to need to get rid of the ice itself.
- Place a portable heater inside your garage by the door. This will slowly melt the ice away.
- Chip the ice away beneath the door with an ice scraper. This may not seem ideal, but if you are in a hurry this may work faster than getting a heater and waiting for the ice to melt.
- Pour hot water on the area where the garage door is stuck to the ground. Try to open the door soon after you pour the water. This method is risky, because the hot water will eventually turn cold and freeze, possibly making the door even more stuck.
Tips & Warnings
Don’t try kick the door or use too much of your own physical pressure to try to open it, because you could hurt yourself and damage the door.
Read more: How to Open a Frozen Garage Door | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_5865320_open-frozen-garage-door.html#ixzz2JNyFzwbZ