Garage Door Safety
Overhead doors can be the door you use every day. And for many home owners the overhead 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 home owners park their car (And sometime more than one car) the overhead door might be in use multiple times a day.
When the overhead door was properly installed, and if the garage is made from strong and from high quality materials, the overhead 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 overhead door can get stuck, jammed, out of the track, and many other reasons that can prevent overhead door from working properly. In the case, overhead door safety become relevant, and this is the reason we are publishing this article about garage door safety.
NEVER use a broken overhead door!
If the overhead door is jammed I the door is off tracks, if the spring broke or if one or both cables snapped, stop using the door, and get in touch with a local overhead door expert in Gardena, You are probably used to overhead 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 overhead doors can weight hundreds of pounds. It is obvious that if it is a commercial overhead door, ONLY A QUALIFIED TECHNCIAN should service the door. But that does not mean that if you own a residential overhead door, you should try and use the door or repair it by do-it-yourself.
Yes some overhead 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 specialist to come and fix it for you.
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Broken Overhead door is Dangerous
Think about overhead 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 overhead door specialist in Gardena to come and repair the door.
Who repair overhead doors in Gardena CA?
If you live in Gardena, there is no need to wonder who repair overhead doors near me? Since you just found the best overhead doors company in Gardena CA and the area. We have same day service in Gardena, and since we carry all overhead doors parts with us, we can repair most broken overhead doors in Gardena 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 overhead door service.
Safety Sensors (Automated garage doors!)
If you own automated overhead door, it should include a safety feature. The most common safety feature you will find in Gardena CA 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.
Below is a photo of Liftmaster safety sensor:
The safety sensors are installed in order 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.
Garage 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 overhead 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 overhead 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 garage door technician, they shouldn’t be the cause for ay overhead door issue. There is good article about overhead door DIY service 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. Wrong use of the door or the broken 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 overhead door worth your safety. Use a local expert to fix the door for you, and get your door working again in a smooth and in a safe way, as every overhead door in California should work like!
As we always say, every garage door need to be maintained and lubricated. It can be a garage door in Gardena, or commercial garage door in Los Angeles, they need to be maintained in time. And important part of the maintenance is the garage door safety check. While performing the lubrication, you also need to make sure that the gate is safe for use. If you want to learn more about garage door safety and maintenance, there is a professional Video made by Lows that teach how to maintain a residential garage door.
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Gardena Garage Doors Guys are here for you. If your door is broken, if the gate is not working, if you are not sure what to do, get in touch with us and we will try to help. No garage door worth violating a safety law.
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