Staying Safe from Harm07/08/2015 Back To Blog
It isn’t always possible to remain safe but as far as it depends on you, you should certainly do your part. Staying safe when it comes to operating your garage door is something that you can do. What this means is that you schedule to have your garage door serviced annually. Allowing a qualified service technician to inspect and make necessary repairs helps to keep you and your loved ones safe. If you’ve noticed your doors going up or coming down at an angle, grinding noises or anything else unusual about the functionality of your garage door, call for serving today. If you have a spring that is in need of repairs yet you prolong getting the help you need, this could result in someone being harmed. The doors are held up by the springs. If a spring breaks, it will fall down suddenly. The heavy door can cause anyone or anything in its path harm or damage.
How Torsion Springs are adjusted
Again, a service professional should handle any adjustments to your garage door springs. When adjusting the springs they will always make sure they turn off the automatic opener. Next, the garage door is closed. Once lowered to the ground the door is secured so that it doesn’t open during the adjustment process. Knowing these simple, yet important steps, is just one of the advantages of allowing someone with the correct training to make the adjustments to your springs. Even though the torsion spring has fewer parts than the extension spring, it still requires that you know what the parts are and how to safely adjust them in order to avoid injury. The technician will adjust both springs so that they have the same amount of tension. If they neglect to do this, it will result in the other spring working harder to compensate.
After adjusting your springs, the final part is to lubricate them. This keeps them operating smoothly. The springs should be lubricated several times throughout the year. However, the right type of lubrication is important. There is no doubt that adjusting your garage door springs is no small task. Every step of the process has a purpose and should be followed in order for your springs to continue to function properly.