Residential Garage Doors Need To Be Kept Well Serviced
A garage door that does not function smoothly can lead you into an accident. Every year more than 25,000 people get injured by their garage doors. It has been known to cause deaths in several children each year. Garage doors are the most dangerous part of the household and need to be kept working well at all times. If you have a faulty door, there is no need to wait, call the repairman right away and get it fixed before there is an injury or death.
Garage doors at home can weigh 100 to 200 lbs. depending upon their size. The door can lower onto someone if the sensors are not working well. Some parts of the garage doors may also fail if the sensor is not fully functional. Kids and everyone else in the house need to be educated about the sensor and how the door can lower on its own to cause injury. Tell them not to run under the door if it is opening or closing. It is good to get a service twice a year to ensure your door is well maintained. The repairman will make the required inspection and repairs before it becomes a safety risk. All the work will be done after your approval.
Another problem with the residential garage doors is that people get their fingers caught in it. Both adults and children can suffer from severe injuries if they get their fingers stuck in it. Everyone in the house needs to know to keep away from the garage door while it opens or closes.
It is also easy to get locked in the garage if it is not working well due to faulty components. Springs are a vital part of the door as they raise and lower it. These can get corroded, cracked, and even get loose which makes them fail. When the springs are not functioning well you may get locked in the garage. The failing springs can also cause injuries and death. It is important to have access from the garage to the house so you can get inside easily.
It is good to inspect the springs regularly. If a replacement is required, get it done quickly. It is not wise to replace the springs on your own as it is a very complicated task that only a professional needs to attempt. If the torsion springs are not installed right, the weight of the door may fall onto someone due to the malfunctioning springs. Due to the advanced technologies being used in garage doors, they are a lot safer now but not safe all the time. Therefore it is good to keep the garage door well maintained and call the service company when it malfunctions.
Besides personal safety, the garage door also keeps the house safe. It is the largest door of the house and it should not be left unprotected. Get the motor adjusted, remove the excessive dust and oil, get broken springs, and so forth fixed a soon as possible.
Abstract Door offers garage door design, installation, and repair services to its clients at affordable rates. When it is time to buy a new door or get it repaired, give them a call. They will make sure your door is tough, reliable, and long-lasting. They can work with all types of doors, both residential and commercial.