Garage doors are a major part of everyday life, and it is important that they work well. If your garage door breaks, you need to find someone who can come out quickly and get the repairs done for you.
Today, we will discuss how to find an emergency garage door service near you. We’ll also provide some tips on how to make sure you get quality service from these companies by avoiding scams or overpriced services.
How to Research Companies
Here, we will provide you with a few solid methods for finding emergency garage door repair services in your area.
First Things First
Before you start your search, be aware that not all companies provide the essential operation of being on-call for emergency garage door repair. Some companies’ service areas only include commercial garage door installation, day service, garage door openers, etc.
Of course, if you’re looking for a quality garage door experience in the Puget Sound area, you can go ahead and skip this whole process and just give Overhead Door Company a call. Their team members have been servicing garage doors for over 60 years, and they’re available to their customers 24/7. They’re a truly reliable company that offers an awesome customer experience.
First, do a Google search.
You can use a laptop, computer, smartphone, or tablet for this. Make sure you have your location services setting turned on, and type a keyword search into Google. Basically, type in something like, “emergency garage door services near me.”
Google should generate a list of (hopefully) experienced garage door specialists for you in relation to proximity to your location. If you aren’t at home, and you’re conducting your search from work or on the go, make sure you add the area city name where your home is located into your keyword search.
For example, “emergency garage door repair Puget Sound.”
That way, Google will populate the options for that area specifically.
Use Maps on Your Smartphone
Another option, instead of using a standard internet browser, is to type your search into a maps app on your smartphone.
You could use Google Maps, Apple Maps, or Waze for this. If you use a GPS maps app on a smartphone, you would type your search in like this: “Emergency garage door repair.”
Your maps app will populate a list of repair services in your area, and you can even get directions to the facility to see how far away your repair team is.
Check Home Repair Service Websites
There are several websites and apps out there that are designed to consolidate home repair service providers, and give consumers easy access to firing those repair teams.
One great example of this is Angi. They consolidate all the reputable home repair service companies they can and provide background information, contact information, and customer reviews for them.
This makes it super simple for the average person to quickly find someone to fix their problem using an established service provider.
Read the Reviews
As you look for garage door service using our three methods, find companies that have high-star reviews Google, and read through some of the customer testimonials to get a feel for what type of customer service they offer.
Google, maps apps, and home repair service sites all put major emphasis on posting customer reviews because they provide real-time descriptions of actual experiences people have had with these repair teams.
What to Look for in the Reviews
As you read through the reviews, look for patterns in the issues that people are reporting. If several people report the same issue that points to shady practices, that should put you on alert.
Also, be on the lookout for people raving about prompt service and top-notch customer service. If you find a review like this, check to see if there are more like it. The more the merrier.
When you are vulnerable, people can sense that. And, unfortunately, some people will want to take advantage of your frantic state. Don’t let scheming people take advantage of your need for their services by overcharging you for your repair.
Even though we know you’re in a rush to find someone to repair your garage door quickly, you’ll save yourself a lot of money if you just take a little time to call around for quotes.
Ask for an Estimate
Once you’ve found a few potential repair services via Google, your maps apps, and home repair service websites, take a few moments to call each of them to see what they can do for you.
Describe the issue you’re having, and try to ask them to provide an over-the-phone quote. If they don’t offer that service, ask if they provide a free, on-site estimate.
Chances are, someone will come to your home and assess the damage before they provide the repair estimate, but it doesn’t hurt to ask for an estimate over the phone.
Figure out the Timeframe
Move on to someone else if they seem impatient or unwilling to help, or wishy-washy on their timeframe for when they will make the repair. If they say they can make the repair in the next few weeks instead of the next few hours, they definitely aren’t willing or capable of fulfilling your immediate services needs.
Keep Calm and Call a Professional
Finding an emergency garage door repair company may seem daunting at the moment, but the process is really straightforward.
If you follow our steps of looking online, reading through reviews, and calling at least a few companies to see how they can serve you, we are confident you’ll be able to find a garage door company that can fix your garage door properly and quickly.
Don’t let a broken garage door get you down. Just stay calm, use your resources, and trust your instincts.
And again, you can skip this whole process by going straight to Overhead Door Company of Puget Sound. They are an extremely talented and knowledgeable team, proudly serving customers located in the Puget Sound and the greater Seattle, WA areas.