As is the case with all mechanical items, or just things with moving parts, there will inevitably come a time when you will need a maintenance specialist to come out and fix any issues that have arisen. And as is the case with fields that specialize in repairs, there is a chance that you will come across those looking to take advantage of you and try to cheat you out your money. Garage door repair scams are more common than you might think, and with that, it is essential to know how to spot those looking to scam you out of your hard-earned money.
What to Watch Out For
Though scammers may think they are smart, there are some tell-tale signs that the garage repair “company” in question is nothing more than a scam. Here are a few things to watch out for.
No Identifying Marks
If the company you contacted shows up in an unmarked van and the repairman in question does not seem to be dressed in any uniform or identifying name tag, be wary. Most reputable service garages are associated with a company and will be attired in a uniform bearing the emblem of said company. Lack of these is a surefire red flag that something is amiss.
Excessive Price Ranges
If the company is charging you an extremely high, or in some cases a low amount for the job’s work, you may be dealing with a scammer. An extremely high price is their way of getting the most they can get out of you before slinking off with their “Earnings.” On the other side of the spectrum, prices so low they do not seem right is probably just that, as scammers will often keep their costs extremely low as to entice you to take them up on their offer.
Once again, if it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. A garage door is a device that is continuously under the pressure of the elements and the rigors of constant use. With these conditions in place, it is only natural that damage and erosion over time will take place. Every garage door repairer would know this, and though the repairs would last for a while, they would not last a lifetime.
Unique Garage Door Service
Unique garage doors and gates have been helping people with garage door maintenance for several years. In that time, we’ve worked with big businesses and small family homes. If you would like to learn more about our services and rates, give us a call today at (954) 703-4054.