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Garage Door Repair Safety Tips Merced

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Read our Garage Doors Safety tips when servicing your own garage door!

It is very important that you follow certain safety standards if you do your own garage door maintenance and also when you are around a garage door. Merced Garage Door Repair is giving you a few safety tips to guide you in this process. This should help you make safer repair decisions. Your first rule is do NOT attempt to adjust or replace your garage door springs or cables yourself. Since both of them are under very high tension, it could cause a very serious injury if they are not properly handled. If you find a garage door spring broken or out of adjustment you should call one of our certified Valuemax Merced Garage Repair technicians at 1-209-624-8563 or toll-free at (866)575-9050 to handle this repair. Leave the spring replacement to a Valuemax technician and keep safe.

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 repair. Every time we install or service garage doors in Merced they glide up and down with such ease that you may fail to realize the powerful force it takes to make this take place. This can give you a false sense of security. Understand that repairing a garage door can be a dangerous job.

The fact that garage door springs are under high tension it is not an area for children to play. It also is important that children do not stand under or near a garage door as well as away from garage door springs. This is especially important if a garage door is open or moving. Remember that garage doors are not toys so keep children away from the garage door.

Stand away from a moving garage door. Never attempt to race under a moving garage door. The bolts on the lower brackets of your garage door hold the garage door springs in place and can get loose. The bolts holding these springs are under extreme tension that could result in serious injury if they are improperly loosened. The simple rule is to be very careful if you decide to fix loose or broken bolts. If you have any concerns call Valuemax Garage Door Repair Merced to safely remedy this situation.

Remember that it is always a good practice to call a Valuemax technician for periodic maintenance. We also offer you a checklist for you to make garage door inspections so use it. When you make a garage door inspection, you can also lubricate bolts, hinges, and rollers to keep them in good working order. If you observe something that requires more than routine maintenance, it is time to call your Valuemax Garage Door technician. Your Merced Garage Door Repair technician is waiting for your call at 1-209-624-8563 or toll-free at (866)575-9050.

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