Garage Door Safety
Garage door safety
Garage Door Safety
Garage doors can be the door you use every day. And for many people the garage door might be the main entrance home, in case the garage is attached to the house. And since the garage can be the place where many people park their car (And sometime more than one car) the garage door might be in use multiple times a day.
When the garage door was properly installed, and if the garage is made from strong and from high quality materials, the garage door should work for many years with no issues, and with no need for repairs (As long as it is maintained and lubricated as recommended).
But sometime the garage door can get stuck, jammed, out of the track, and many other reasons that can prevent a garage door from working properly. In the case, garage door safety become relevant, and this is why we write this post.
Do not use a broken garage door!
If the garage door is broken I the door is off tracks, if the spring broke or if the cable snapped, stop using the door, and get in touch with a local garage door company in Danbury, You are probably used to garage door or that operate smoothly whenever you need it to open up or to close. But when something is wrong, and the door I jammed, using the door can be dangerous.
Some garage doors can weight hundreds of pounds. It is obvious that if it is a commercial or industrial garage door, ONLY AN EXPERT should service the door. But that does not mean that if you own a residential garage door, you should try and use the door or repair it by DIY.
Yes some garage door issues can and should be repaired by DIY, like lubricating the door (Residential only), or if one of the safety sensors brake or if someone accidently moved it. But if it a different problem, that require a qualified technician, wait for the expert to come and fix it for you.
Broken Garage Door is Dangerous
Think about a garage door that came off tracks. If you will look closely, you will find that the only thing that connect the door itself to the tracks are the rollers. And when the door comes out of the tracks (It is actually the rollers that come off the track9 the door become dangerous, and shouldn’t be operated.
If you will insist trying to operate the door, or force it to open or close, the door can completely come out of tracks, and it can collapse. We saw many doors fall completely form the tracks, it is not a pleasant sight, and it can crate damage as well as injuries. The best thing will be to hire a local garage door repairman to come and repair the door.
Who repair garage doors in Danbury?
If you live in Danbury, there is no need to wonder who repair garage doors near me. Since you just found the best garage doors company in Danbury CT and the area. We have same day service in Danbury, and since we carry all garage doors parts with us, we can repair most broken garage doors in Danbury on the spot. So there is no need to violate any safety rule by attempting to fix the door by yourself, and get in touch with us for same day garage door service.
Safety Sensors (Motor driven garage doors)
If you own a motor driven garage door, it should include a safety feature. The most common safety feature you will find in Danbury CT will be the safety sensors. If you are not sure what are the safety sensors, look at the bottom of the door, near the tracks, you should be able to spot the one safety sensor on each side if the door.
Here is a photo of a safety sensor:
The safety sensors are there to make sure that the door could only be close when there is nothing at the door’s path. In case something will be located at the doors path the safety sensors will signal to the motor that it is not safe to close the door.
Safety Sensors Troubleshoot
The safety sensors are there for your protection, and they can make the difference between accident, and “almost” accidents. But even if the safety sensors might be the reason for many garage door issues, and might prevent you from being able to close the door. The safety sensors should never be removed! Not only that there is a federal law that require that every automated garage door will include a safety feature, but also the door will not be safe for use.
If the safety sensors were installed properly, by a qualified technician, they shouldn’t be the cause for ay garage door issue. There is good article about garage door repair DIY for safety sensors, that you will find helpful if there is something wrong with the safety sensors.
Commercial Overhead-door/Rolling Gate Safety
We hope that you understand that the commercial overhead-doors and the rolling gates should only be serviced by a qualified technician. Commercial doors and gates isn’t the place to try and become a handyman. A misuse of the door or the gate, or a failing attempt to repair them, can end with a disaster. We witnessed once an over-head door falling off tracks, this is something that no one want to experience.
You might be worried that you may not be able to close the door and go home, or the door may not open. But there is no need for unnecessary reason for risks. With our same day service, we can be there today, and get the door working again. No stuck, broken or jammed garage door worth your safety. Use a local expert to fix the door for you, and get your door or the gate working again in a smooth and in a safe way, as every garage door in the world should work like!
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