Garage Door And Safety
The door to your garage is sometime the door you use every day, and in many houses in Tarzana multiple times a day. For some home owners the door of the garage might be the main entrance home, in case the house is built in a way that the garage is a part of the house. And since the garage can be the place where many home owners park their vehicle (And sometime more than one vehicle) the garage door might be in use multiple times a day.
When the garage door was installed correctly by a qualified installer, and as long as the garage is made from strong and from high quality components, including a high quality garage opener, the garage 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 garage door can get stuck, jammed, out of the track, and many other reasons that can prevent garage door from working properly. In the case, garage door safety become relevant, and this is the reason we are publishing this article.
NEVER use a broken garage door!
If the garage 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 garage door technician in Tarzana 91356, You are probably used to garage 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 garage doors can weight hundreds of pounds. It is obvious that if it is a commercial garage door, only a qualified repairman should service the door. But that does not mean that if you own a residential garage door, you should try and use the door or repair it by do-it-yourself.
Yes some garage 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 serviceman to come and fix it for you.
Broken Garage door is Dangerous
Think about garage 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 garage door serviceman to come and repair the door.
Who repair garage doors in Tarzana?
If you live in Tarzana 91356, there is no need to wonder who repair garage doors in my area? Since you just found the best garage doors company in Tarzana Los Angeles and the area. We have same day service in Tarzana 91356, and since we vehicle all garage doors parts with us, we can repair most broken garage doors in Tarzana on the spot. So there is no need to violate any safety rule by attempting to repair the door by yourself, and get in touch with us for same day garage door service in Los Angeles.
Safety Sensors (Automated garage doors!)
If you own automated garage door, it should include a safety feature. The most common safety feature you will find in Tarzana 91356 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 garage door 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 that can easily end with injuries, and “close to” accidents. But even if the safety sensors might be the reason for many garage 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 garage 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 garage door issue. There is good article about garage 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 metal 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 garage 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 garage door and metal gate in California should work like!
Safety check for garage door
As we always say, every garage door need to be maintained and lubricated. It can be a garage door in Tarzana 91356, or industrial garage door in California, 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 good garage maintenance Video made by Lows that teach how to maintain a residential garage door.
Same Day Service
Tarzana Garage Doors Guys are here for you. If your door is jammed, 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, and for sure no broken garage door worth getting injured!