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Garage Door Repair Safety Tips Santa Cruz

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Read our Garage Doors Safety tips when servicing your own garage door!

Are you aware that a garage door is one of the objects in your home with the greatest potential to injure a family member or damage property? When we install or service garage doors in Santa Cruz, they glide up and down with such ease that you may fail to realize the powerful force it takes to make this take place. A properly functioning garage door will open and close in a process so smooth that you may think that there is little risk in attempting your own repairs. Realize that a do it yourself attitude may be more economical, but in the long run may be very costly. No matter what your age, repairing a garage door can be dangerous. Sometimes just being around a garage door and taking it for granted can be dangerous as well.

We are going to give you some garage door safety tips that should help you make better repair decisions. Our #1 safety tip is do NOT to attempt to adjust or replace your a garage door springs or cables. Both of them are under very high stress that could cause a very serious injury if they are not handled properly. If you find them broken or out of adjustment call one of our certified Valuemax Santa Cruz Garage Door Repair technicians at 1-831-480-2127 or toll-free at (866)575-9050 to handle this repair.

The bolts on the lower brackets of your garage door hold the a garage door springs in place. These springs are under extreme tension that could result in serious injury if they are improperly loosened. Always make a careful evaluation of whether you can fix loose or broken bolts. It may be better to call Valuemax Garage Door Repair Santa Cruz to safely remedy this situation.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps track of small children who have been trapped or killed under automatic garage doors as well as those suffering serious injuries. This should give you a warning. Remember that garage doors are not toys so please keep children away. a Garage door springs are under high tension so here is another reason a garage door is not an area for children to play. Do not let children play with a remote control unit or transmitter. The push button control should be mounted at least five feet high and out of reach of children. Never try to walk under a moving garage door. As a general rule keep your hands away from a moving garage door.

Proper installation, a maintenance and an inspection are necessary to maintain a safe operating garage door. Use our inspection checklist monthly if possible. You should also lubricate bolts, hinges, and rollers to keep them in good working order. It is also wise to hang your owner's manual by the garage door, review it, and follow manufacturer's recommendations.

During your inspections, if you observe something that requires more than routine a maintenance be sure to call your Valuemax Garage Door technician. Your Santa Cruz Garage Door Repair technician is waiting for your call at 1-831-480-2127 or toll-free at (866)575-9050.

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