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Garage Door Risks and Prevention|Garage Door Service Cumming GA

Oct 21, 2015 8:04:02 PM

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A large number of injuries that happen at home can be related to garage doors and garage door safety. Many times, the injuries happen to children under the age of 14. In order to prevent these injuries from happening, it is important to recognize the known dangers commonly associated with garage doors.

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One of the most dangerous problems with garage doors occurs when the torsion spring pops loose. The spring can propel as quickly as a helicopter blade and can cause serious injuries, or even death. Many of the newer models of garage doors come equipped with safety features associated with the torsion spring. However, it is still important to visibly inspect springs once a month for signs of wear. Splitting wood in the area of the spring can also indicate a possible problem. Because of the dangers associated with repair, many people feel it is best to have a licensed Cumming GA repairman make the necessary repairs on this part of their garage doors.

Automatic Reverse

Another dangerous problem associated with garage doors occurs when the automatic reverse feature fails. Both children and adults have been trapped between the door and garage floor. The result could be a bone fracture or worse. Deaths have occurred from accidents involving garage doors. To prevent incidents from occurring, check the automatic reverse once a month. Place an object between the floor and the door. When the door touches the object, it should immediately go into reverse and open completely. If it continues to try to shut, despite the object that is obstructing it, the door is in need of repair. Even if the door stops when it hits the obstruction, it should then go in reverse and open completely.

Weight of the Door

Garage doors are commonly 400 pounds and heavier. The weight of the door is balanced and supported by rails and springs. When these springs or rails wear or malfunction, it is possible for the door to fall, crashing all of the weight onto whatever is underneath. When the weight of a garage door falls on a person serious injury is likely, especially if the person is a child. To prevent these injuries, it is important to understand the weight of the door and the damage it can do if it falls. Avoid standing directly under the garage door and explain the importance and possible dangers to all children who frequent the garage.

Monthly Inspection Check-List

24/7 Emergency Service In order to ensure your safety when it comes to your garage door, perform monthly inspections of every aspect of your garage door. Do a visual inspection of everything. Look for signs of wear or corrosion. Make note of any part that may need repaired or replaced. Next do a door balance test to make sure your door is properly balanced and not about to fall. Shut the door and then open it manually. It should happen with ease. If there is any tension, your door may be off balance and in need of repair. In addition, be sure to apply oil or lubrication to all door hinges and tracks at least two times a year.

There are risks and dangers associated with garage doors including life altering injuries. However, with monthly checks and maintenance, along with getting all the proper repairs, your garage can be a safe place for everyone to be. Call our shop at (770) 517-7078 o click on us: All Four Seasons Garage Door Service Cumming GA for details on how you can make your garage as safe as possible.

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