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Safety Tips Regarding the Garage Door Springs

Safety Tips Regarding the Garage Door Springs

In this blog, we have discussed the tips that are going to help you in maintaining the safety of your entire garage door system as well as of your garage door springs.

Garage door system is one of the biggest and the most significant moving part of any typical office or home.  If you aspire to see your garage door lasting longer, then you should handle it with care. To maximise the efficiency of your door and to reduce the injuries related to the breakage of any part of the garage door or due to the lack of maintenance, you should thoroughly familiarise yourself with the various components of the garage door, to understand how to treat them with ultimate safety. You should always consider consulting the garage door professionals for getting any information regarding the safety features of your door model. Below, we have given some of the general safety tips that you should always take to prevent yourself from the injuries that can occur due to the malfunctioning of the garage door. If you follow the below-mentioned safety measures, then your garage door will continue to work with maximum performance.

Replacing old springs

Springs are crucial, yet the most dangerous part of your garage door system. Usually, the garage door springs get wear out over a long period. If you don’t take the proper cautions and if these springs get break then it can cause serious injuries. If your garage door springs are in operation for a very long time, then you should always prefer to call a trained garage door technician to replace them. People usually wait for the springs to get break, but this is not a right thing to do. Technicians strongly recommend that it is always better to replace the springs before they get damaged and cause any harm to you. By considering the safety measures, you can not only prevent the damages that can occur due to the breakage of the springs, but you can also make sure that your garage door is going to work efficiently for a long time.

Relieving tension on springs

Garage doors usually have two types of springs attached to them, i.e. torsion and extension springs.  Every time the door swings, these springs as well as the attached hardware get under extreme tension. Whenever you are going to perform any work on the springs, hardware, or even bottom door cable brackets, then you should always take care that before performing the task you must release all the tension from the springs. The task of relieving the tension on the springs must always be done by a professionally trained technician to avoid any breakage in the door.

Always consider to use a safety kit for the extension springs:

The primary role of the torsion as well as the extension springs is to provide balance to the garage doors. The placement of the extension springs is just perpendicular to the closed garage door and just above the horizontal track. By their stretching action, the extension springs provide lifting power to the garage door. Whenever the extension springs get break, then there are very high chances of getting injuries. But if we install a safety cable on the inner side of each spring, then we can avoid such type of dangerous situations and can prevent ourselves from getting injured. If you don’t have a safety cable attached to the extension springs of your garage door, then you can contact our company – Victorian Roller Doors for getting any advice on the same. It is always better to contact the trained technician for giving service to your garage door springs.

 Check your springs once in a while

The garage door system is one of the most significant moving parts in your home which you use every day. As we use the garage door every day, then there are high chances that the door may get break or wear out with time. Whenever the garage door undergoes any breakage, then it can result in the exposure of some dangerous parts which can create safety issues in your home. You should always check these springs from time to time to see whether they are in an excellent working condition or not.  You should also consider making either a weekly or monthly safety checks to diagnose any problem in your garage door system so that you can carry out the necessary maintenance on time. To enable your door to operate smoothly and safely over a long period you should contact a trained technician for making an annual inspection of your garage door system.

Install safety cables

To enable the garage door to work with maximum efficiency we install the extension springs in the doors. We also provide these extension springs with the safety cables which run through these extension springs. It is essential to secure the safety cable by fixing it to the ceiling or the wall on the rear end. Extension springs always remain under high tension especially when the garage door is down, and this can also result in the breakage of the springs. Therefore, by installing the safety cables in the extension springs, we can prevent them from breaking and can also reduce the injuries related to their breakage. You should always call your local dealer for inspecting your extension springs to detect any defects in the safety cables.

Personal safety

As the garage doors have a complex working mechanism, therefore, you should ensure that you have maximum personal protection. When we deal with the garage doors then the fingers get most affected; consequently the technicians always advise to take caution especially while opening or to close the door. Personal safety features also include the installation of pinch-resistant joints, gripping points or suitable lift handles in the garage door.  When we install these safety features in our garage door, then it makes the handling as well as the opening or closing of the door easier. In most of the cases, we have to operate the door manually even if there is an opener in the door. Therefore, you should never put your fingers between the sections present in your garage door otherwise your fingers can get injured if the door gets suddenly closed.  The technicians always advise to use the safe gripping points or handles whenever you manually close or open the door.

Use spray-on for squeaky springs

While in operation sometimes the garage springs either they are the extension or the torsion springs can squeak or become noisy. It does not necessarily mean that the garage doors are having some problem. The springs can become noisy even when the doors are in normal working condition. When you face such a situation, then you should not directly rush into calling a professional service technician. But instead of that you should first use a spray-on lubricant customarily recommended for the garage doors. If the noise persists even after the application of a lubricant then you should call a professional who has experience in working with the garage doors.

Tamper resistant brackets

Resistance brackets are present connected to the springs on the garage door. The resistant brackets are under extreme tension. You should not attempt to loosen these brackets before removing all the tension present in the springs. Whenever you want to loosen or adjust the brackets, then you should always contact an experienced technician. These days, manufacturers of the tamper-resistant brackets also attach the tamper-resistant hardware in the brackets which provide protection to them and prevent the brackets from loosening.

 Contact us:

At Victorian Roller Doors, our qualified, as well as the trained technicians, provide timely maintenance services to all the customers to ensure that their garage doors work efficiently and last long. If you don’t have any of the safety features as mentioned above, in your garage door system and want to install it, then contact our company professionals for getting any advice on the same.

  • Posted byvicuser
  • January 24, 2019
Posted in Blog