The Dangers of an Unmaintained Garage Door07/22/2014 Back To Blog
Garage doors are probably the largest moving equipment in your house. It provides security and safety to your vehicles and your family. As it is built using sturdy material, it can certainly prevent burglars and thieves from easily entering your home. However, if your door is not maintained, it can also harm you and your family.
That’s why we recommend an annual maintenance to minimize the risk of damage and further harm. Check your door sections such as hinges, handles and panels to ensure safety. Annual check-ups by our experts can also help extend the lifespan of the door.
Possible Dangers in your garage
Your garage door is indeed large and heavy. Anyone including children, animals and vehicles can be injured if they are caught by a closing door. It can be a dangerous if the springs, pulleys and cables are broken or malfunctioning since these parts are under high tension. However, fixing these parts on your own can be harmful. So, always seek assistance from our experts.
Garage doors can also pose danger to the family if the wires and circuits are exposed. Remember that your door and its opener are powered by electricity. Thus, holding or touching exposed wires is obviously dangerous.
Springs or torsion springs are also hazardous once they turn loose or broken. Basically, they are installed above your door. Over time, these parts break down due to frequent use. Luckily, spring cables are built to catch and hold the broken springs preventing it from moving around the garage in full force. Keep in mind that a heavy metal spring can break into a thick windshield, so how much more it can do to humans?
Avoiding possible threats
It’s simple. A monthly visual inspection can help you avoid such accidents. You can check the balance, photo eye features, chains, rail and tracks of the door for potential wear and tear. For your safety, make sure that the garage door is evaluated by our experts once a year.