Garage Door Safety & Care
If the spring is broken, you should never try to operate the door. This can cause severe damage to the top section because, with a broken spring, the opener is trying to pull up dead weight of more than 200 pounds.
If the garage door is off track and you try to move it by hand or with the garage door opener, you can potentially cause damage to the various parts that are necessary for the operation of the door.
Never try to wind a garage door spring with screwdrivers. You need the correct tool and a professional to wind it as many people have gotten injured because they do not realize how much tension is in the spring.
Never take the screws out of the bottom fixtures that have cables attached to them. These fixtures are what pick the garage door up, and they are loaded with spring tension. Save this for the professionals!
If your garage door comes down on something such as car bumper, bicycle, ladder, garbage can, etc., you should be very careful opening it on the next cycle. There is a high possibility it may have a loose cable. Call us before more damage can be done.
In addition to following garage door safety tips, you need to take proper maintenance and inspection on your Garage Door.
Garage Door Inspection
We encourage you to have your garage door system professionally inspected to ensure everything is working the way it’s supposed to. Your garage door inspection should include:
- Careful inspection of the entire counterbalance spring system, including springs, cables, and attached hardware.
- Careful inspection of all hardware attachments, including hinges, top brackets, and rollers
- Lubrication of the above appropriate parts.
- Testing of the reversing mechanism on your garage door opener.
- Careful inspection of the opener, including necessary adjustments to limit switches and lubrication of appropriate parts.
- Avoid Breakdowns & Repairs with Proper Garage Door Safety & Maintenance.