Safety Reminders for Your Garage Doors11/03/2013 Back To Blog
Your garage serves many purposes these days besides just parking your car. Children usually play around and family members go in and out several times each day for various reasons. Having an overhead door also requires constant maintenance and attention to the condition of the parts, especially to the opener sensors. Repairing the mechanism often helps you to keep a safe mechanism, which operates efficiently. This way, you also avoid property damage and injuries usually caused by falling doors, uncontrolled spring tension release, incorrectly-adjusted doors and misaligned sensors.
Take care of the overhead door to keep safe
• Replace the broken spring
Garage door broken spring will create problems. For starters, the door won't be able to open and the opener will suffer from the door's weight. As its sections shift from its horizontal to vertical tracks, the weight of the door increases. So, if it's open when the springs break, there is a high chance that the door will collapse. If you are present when the springs break, there is a high risk that you'll get injured.
• Sections and rollers
These parts can actually pose major pinch hazards. If you have a manually-operated unit, just make sure that its handles must be vertically installed to prevent any untoward accidents. Damaged garage door tracks will also prevent rollers from moving. The door may come off and hurt you if you are standing close by. In any case, it will remain open and, thus, compromise home security.
Malfunctioned electric garage door openers can injure and even kill people as they may open or close the door with sufficient force. Ensure that the opener is properly secured at the angle iron and the sensors are adjusted. They are the eyes of the system that can reverse the door if they detect resistance when opening or closing it.
• Extension spring systems
When cable pulleys and tracks break and extension garage door springs snap, they can be dangerous to anyone standing near or beside them. Make sure that your extension spring systems have safety cables to tie off the solid points at the back and rear of the horizontal tracks.