Read our Garage Doors Safety tips when servicing your own garage door!
Are you aware that a garage door is a piece of equipment in your home with the greatest potential to injure a family member or damage property? When we install or service garage doors in Lincoln California 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 both financially and a threat to your well-being. 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.
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. Here are 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 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 Lincoln California Garage Door Repair technicians at 1-916-235-6040 or toll-free at 1-866-575-9050 to handle this repair.
Use our inspection checklist monthly if possible. Proper installation, maintenance and inspection are necessary to maintain a safe operating garage door. 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.
The bolts on the lower brackets of your garage door hold the 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 Lincoln California to safely remedy this situation.
Remember that garage doors are not toys so please keep children away. 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.
During your inspections, if you observe something that requires more than routine maintenance be sure to call your Valuemax Garage Door technician. Your Lincoln California Garage Door Repair technician is waiting for your call at 1-916-235-6040 or toll-free at 1-866-575-9050.
There is a reason why Valuemax Lincoln is known as the best garage door repair company in the area. It is not just because all our technicians have completed intensive training and are certified. They also have years of experience to give them the knowledge of how to complete a garage repair or installation the right way the first time. We take pride in our customer service.
We have been in business for over thirty years and also have additional stores throughout north central California. Our success is proven. Please give us a call at 916-235-6040 and let us find answers to your questions , and satisfy your wants and desires.