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Do you want to secure your vehicle? It is essential that you have a secure garage with an efficiently functional garage door. At the same time, it is also very important that you know how to maintain a garage door to keep it functional and secure. You should also learn how to perform some fixing projects if something went wrong with the operating system of the garage door. Some problems with garage door openers, springs, and other operating systems are fairly easy to fix. Click on the link to learn more tips and tricks to fix a malfunctioned garage door.

  • If the moving parts of the garage door are loose, tighten up all the brackets which have bolts, nuts, and screws. Anyways, while conducting a fixing, if you found any rusted or damaged area, replace them immediately.
  • Check the alignment of garage door tracks to make sure that they are properly balanced. Make sure that all the tracks must be of the same height and diameter and they are properly placed along with the wall. If you realized that tracks are not properly mounted the way they should be. Loose the brackets and reposition the tracks carefully. And tighten up the brackets again after you have done.
  • You should clean and wash the garage door periodically to keep them functional. Clean the garage door tracks with household cleaners to remove accumulated grease and dirt. The rollers should be cleaned thoroughly and then wipe them with a cotton cloth.

  • Lubricate all the garage door rollers and tracks with powdered graphite and lubricant spray to make them running smoothly. You may use any household oil or silicone spray for the lubrication.
  • To check the garage door opener, you should examine its plates where garage door springs are connected to make sure that they are properly tight. In other cases, you should check the hinges of the garage door, replace them, if needed. Make sure, that the pieces of wood on which hinges are mounted are nor chipped or cracked.

  • Next, you will have to check the position and adjustment of garage door springs. Make sure that they are properly hooked into the notches or holes on each side of the door. If you experience any trouble while fixing or adjusting garage door springs try to adjust the torsion of springs by removing and adjusting them to the next notch or hole. In these garage doors, the opener is working with the help of cables and pulleys. You may also adjust the torsion of springs by pulling the cables through the rod placed above the garage door and then tighten up it to maintain the torsion.
  • If your garage door has one torsion springs placed at the center of garage door then if it is extremely important to maintain the torsion of spring. Remember; don’t try to handle this task on your own. This type of spring is mounted under a high amount of torsion, and they can give you several injuries if mishandled. Call a professional garage door repair services to handle these types of problems.

The modern garage door openers come with a motor that works along a rail. This system is connected to a drawbar that facilitates the limit switch to control the operations of the garage door. These openers have a radio transmitting system. Thus, before attempting a garage door repair, make sure that you have a thorough idea about the mechanism of the garage door.



The youth still remain to be the hopes for the future. As such, it is unfortunate how there are some people who don’t see them the gems that they are. Many countries still practice child abandonment, while there are also those who choose to kill their child while they are still in the womb. As a consequence, the future of the same child or children is cut short.  

Kindred Image is a non-profit organization which aims to help stop such scenarios. We provide prevention and intervention that help saves the lives of these young souls. We give the mothers hope so that they continue to see through this challenge of raising another important member of the community. By doing this, we hope to make a change that will be relevant to the community in the future. 

There are many reasons why children are being abandoned every day. One leading cause is an unwanted pregnancy. Hundreds of women claim not yet being prepared for this phase in their lives. Especially in times where they stand alone after being disowned by their own family and the father-to-be, they are left with no choice but to either give up their newborn or starve. Lack of financial capability is another reason why there are those who do not want to take the responsibility of raising children. While there are those who embrace motherhood with open arms, there are also those who despise them because of the responsibility they bring. This result to the pregnancy not reaching its fruition, or when they do, the babies are either given away or abandoned in hidden places to die. Some are even found in front of garage doors in Milwaukee. 


At Kindred Image, we believe that mothers of abandoned babies are just victims of circumstance. They are prisoners of poverty and may be left with no choice but to do what they don’t want to do. So, we aim to provide them with an alternative. Such include possible sources of income and temporary shelter until they can find their feet. We want to give them the experience first of getting to know their children before making decisions that would impact both lives. If they decide that they still do want to give up motherhood, then, we can help them find a new home for their child with the help of our partner organizations and under the jurisdiction of the law. This is a much better option than leaving the babies out there to die.  

Here at Kindred Image, we do not just help mothers today, we also strive to provide a long-term solution to their dilemma. By doing this, we are not just helping them but we are also investing in the future of the society. We are also helping restore the faith in humanity, and bring back the compassion of people as they help sustain other people’s lives.  

Was it easy? Nothing ever is. But the thing is, we never lose hope because of the continuous offer of support and donations from people out there. Join us in our advocacy. Let us help each other change lives.