Safety & Security of Garage Doors
We at Professional Garage Door Services, Inc. strongly believe that garage door security should be a priority for all property owners. These doors are probably the biggest moving object on a property and having the right kind of installations helps improve the security of your overall home or commercial establishment too.
Garage doors see a significant amount of wear and tear and are opened and closed several times each day. While most garage doors from well-established manufacturers are extremely resilient and last for a number of years without any trouble, the one way to maintain the security and safety of these features is to ensure that they are maintained well and that all problems and damages are fixed before they get out of hand.
Immediate response for repairs
We are committed to providing clients with prompt and reliable garage door repair services. Our company recognizes the importance of a quick response. The fact is more than 30,000 people suffer injuries due to garage door malfunctions each year in the United States. The different problems that can surface in these features include:
- Garage doors coming off their track
- Doors collapsing to the floor
- Injuries occurring due to broken springs
The best way to address these problems is to contact an experienced garage door installation and maintenance company like ours. Our qualified and trained technicians will visit your location quickly and inspect the installation thoroughly. They have vast experience in fixing all types of garage doors, ensuring you get the kind of solutions you need at the most competitive pricing.
Attempting to repair garage doors or trying to make any adjustments to it yourself or hiring novices for the job, will only result in damage to the feature. You also risk becoming injured while trying to handle these jobs yourself. We are the experts that put the safety of you and your family before anything else. All our technicians are highly trained and their quick response ensures you don’t have to be inconvenienced for too long. Trust the Aurora Garage Door Repair experts.
Garage door safety- basic inspection and assessment
If you have noticed any type of malfunction or find that the garage doors aren’t operating as they should, you can read the instructions mentioned on the manual provided by the manufacturer. You can also follow these simple and basic steps:
Consider a visual inspection of the door’s cables and springs. The things to look out for are signs of regular wear and tear such as damage to the:
- Springs and cables
Rusting, snapping or bending of these features are indications of deterioration and damage that need to be fixed quickly. It’s never a good idea to tamper with the springs without the necessary training as this can be extremely dangerous.
Garage doors need regular maintenance in the form of lubrication. This is because all the mechanical components are used every single day when the doors are opened and closed. It’s important to lubricate all the moving components well on a regular basis. You can use a good quality silicon-based oil spray for this purpose.
Door balance testing
Door balance can be a very good indication of malfunction or damage in your garage door system. When the doors are opened, you should be able to move them up without any jerky movement or resistance. If you identify resistance in the door, some adjustment may be required to get them moving smoothly again.
Information and tips on garage door safety
There are a number of other garage door safety tips and information to keep in view such as:
- Keep your hands and fingers away from the garage door when it is being opened or closed.
- When the door is in motion, do not try to walk or stand under the door.
- Do not attempt to race through the door or enter or exit the garage when the door is being operated.
- The recommendation is that you maintain the installation regularly to ensure smooth operation of the feature at all times.
- Never interfere with the cables or springs on your garage door.
You can handle some basic lubrication of the feature yourself; however, annual maintenance is best handled by skilled and trained professionals. If you want to know more about our services here at Professional Garage Door Services, Inc., don’t hesitate to contact us through our web form or call 630 554 3620.