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Garage Door Repair Safety Tips San Diego

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

hand latching a garage door to locked position A properly functioning garage door will open and close with ease and you may think that there is little risk in attempting your own repairs. A properly functioning garage door is going to glide up and down with such ease that you may fail to realize the powerful force it takes to make this take place. Know the difference between maintenance and repair. Our safety tips will help you make better repair decisions and to see that the garage door operates safely. Repairing a garage door can become a dangerous job. As a general rule always keep your fingers away from a moving garage door. There is a spray lubricant for squeaky garage doors as the noise is not necessarily an indication of a problem.

Know that it is always better to replace old springs before they break. Do not attempt to adjust or replace your Garage door springs or cables yourself. Springs are under very high stress that could cause a very serious injury if they are not properly handled. If you find springs broken or out of adjustment you should call one of our certified Valuemax San Diego Garage Door Repair technicians at 1-619-573-6919 or toll-free at 1-866-575-9050 to handle this repair.

Remember that garage doors are not toys so keep children away. Children should not even play around a garage door especially because the Garage door springs are under high tension. Teach children to keep their hands and fingers away from garage door moving parts. The push button wall control should be out of reach from children at least five feet from the floor. Also note that a remote is not a play toy. When you use the push button transmitter, keep the garage door in sight until it is closed. Never attempt to run under a moving garage door. Garage doors should go up and down smoothly so be aware of a potential problem before it happens. If it does not operate smoothly, give Valuemax a call.

couple pulling into driveway while openeing garage door The bolts on the lower brackets of your garage door hold the Garage door springs in place. Remember that these springs are under extreme tension that could result in serious injury if they are improperly loosened. The simple rule is to be very careful attempting to fix loose or broken bolts. If necessary, call Valuemax Garage Door Repair San Diego to safely remedy this situation.

Frayed cables need to be replaced immediately. Use our checklist for monthly inspections. At the same time of an inspection you can lubricate bolts, hinges, and rollers to keep them in good working order.

During your inspections, if you observe something that requires more than routine maintenance be sure to call your Valuemax Garage Door technician. Your San Diego Garage Door Repair technician is waiting for your call at 1-619-573-6919 or toll-free at 1-866-575-9050.

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