This task should be performed at least once a year. It’s simple. If you have a garage door opener, with the door in the closed position, disengage the opener by pulling the red handle on the release rope. Manually lift the door about 1/2 way up. If balanced – the door will not fall closed or quickly jump open during the test.
When I inspect and report the surface conditions of brick and concrete, and use the term efflorescence, it has more aesthetic rather than structural consequences.
Although not as serious as bulk water movement, capillary forces are powerful…often moving upwards without the occupant’s knowledge.
It will, however, help optimize your chances of a better deal. It’s not uncommon for buyers to sit on the fence and compare when negotiating. A clean bill of “house health” and a little documentation showing prior needed repairs have been completed, or even a report showing
Springs and spring hardware are under high tension. If a spring is broken, do not operate the door until the spring is replaced. Do not try to remove, repair or adjust springs or any door parts or mounting surfaces, such as wood blocks, steel brackets, cables or other like items. Because of potential dangers involved, all repairs and adjustments must be performed by a trained door systems technician using proper tools and instructions.