Overhead door safety
You may own a residential garage door in Rockland County that was installed 30 years ago, or a store front roll up door in NYC, when there is a problem, your door turn from something that serve you every day, that something that easily become the cause for injuries. We have been servicing garage doors in Rockland County for the past 20 years, and we have seen overhead doors falling off tracks and crushing on the floor, sometime even breaking objects located bellow the door. And a garage door that come off tracks right on a car or a track, or got forbid on a person, is something that we all would prefer to avoid.
If you are the owner of a garage door or a rolling gate in Rockland County, you are probably used to garage overhead door that operate in a safe way whenever we need the door to, but we are forgetting one important thing: Our overhead door, or our roll up gate can weigh hundreds of pounds, which makes them dangerous in case something goes wrong. Whenever the overhead door, or the rolling door, or the gate is broken, in Rockland County, or any other place, THEY SHOULDN’T BE USED!
It may seem to you that the problem is minor, and you may even think that if you will force the gate to open or close, the problem may disappear. But you are probably wrong, and you can make the damage bigger, and you will put yourself at risk. Not only that using a broken gate can be dangerous, but using a broken gate will probably lead to a bigger damage, which will cost you more time and money if you listen to the warning, and use a qualified garage door technician in Rockland County for the repair.
Please be aware, your gate or your overhead door may seem easy to operate, and it is opening and closing whenever you need it to, but there is one thing you shouldn’t forget, your gate is heavy, and as such it can be dangerous. It can be a rolling gate repair Bronx, or a garage door repair in Monsey, avoid using a broken gate, and contact a gate repairman to come, fix the gate and make sure it is safe for use again.
Automated roll up gate safety
A motorized gate can make it easier for us to use our gate. Whether it is a roll up gate or sliding gate, a problem with the gate should not be ignored, and should be solved by a trained gate repairman. During many years in the gate repair field, we have seen broken gates from all kinds and sizes, and we have successfully repaired and maintain rolling gates around New York, and if there is one thing we can tell all our customers, is to never ignore a problem, and never expect the problem to be solved by itself. If you will ignore the problem now, and continue to use the gate, one day when you will try to open the gate in the morning, or closing it by the end of the day, you will find that the gate is stuck, and cannot be used, and now you will need an emergency roll door repair, which you could avoid if you fixed the gate when you just discovered the problem.
Overhead Door Safety
The overhead door you own is probably the largest moving object in your home, and as such, it can be dangerous when it is being used in a wrong way. We are used to the fact that our overhead door open and close whenever we need it to, and which work in a perfect way, as every garage door in Rockland County should, and with the proper maintenance, there is no reason why it shouldn’t. But, and this is the important part about the garage door safety, if there is something wrong with the way your garage door is working, or if your garage door is making strange noises, or if the garage door is not working in the smooth way it used to work, you better contact overhead door company in Rockland County, to come and inspect the door. Many times, the repair is basic, such a broken sensor, or a garage door which need to be lubricated, but not once, the problem is much more serious such as a broken spring or a snapped cable, and the require a bigger repair, but more important – can be dangerous, and we would like to explain.
The way to deal with a broken overhead door garage door, commercial or residential is simple: STOP USING IT! As tempting as it may seem, just to push the door up or sown, or to try and press the key switch repeatedly to make the door work is dangerous, and not once overhead doors crushed and broke.
We witnessed cases where the garage door came off tracks and broke cars, we saw roll up gates locking people inside stores, and we saw people that instead of using a repairman for repair that could cost them like 100$, needed to replace the whole door just because they chose to ignore the problem. We will repeat it again: If you own a garage door, and there is something wrong with the door, use a qualified technician to fix the door. It can be a commercial garage door in Rockland County, or a residential broken garage door in Danbury CT. Using a qualified technician can make the difference between garage door that will be repaired on the spot, and will be safe for use again, and a garage door that can hurt someone.
Safety Cables for garage doors in Rockland County
If the garage door you are using is equipped with extension spring system, it should also include safety cables. If you are not sure if there are such cables installed in your springs, go to your garage door and look at the springs. If you do have safety cables installed, you should see a steel cable which is threaded from one side of the spring, and coming out from the other side. The safety cables are not essential for the garage door to work properly, but they are essential for a safe use of the garage door. The safety cables are installed in case one of the springs will break, and they will protect the door, the people or any other object in your garage from getting hurt by the broken spring.
The safety cables are easy to install, and are not expensive, but they can save a lot of money and prevent from injuries in case the spring will snap one day. Few dollars can make the difference between a broken windshield or even injury, and just the need to replace the broken garage door spring, which did not make any damage thanks to the safety cables.
You may be using a garage door in Spring Valley New York, or a garage door Westchester County New York, every garage door which is operated with extension springs need to include safety cables.
Safety Sensors (Automated garage door)
If you own an automated garage door in Rockland County (Operated by an electric garage opener, unlike the doors which are being used manually), you should check and make sure that the opener also include a safety feature such as the safety sensors. The safety sensors are there for protection, in case a person, your pet, or even your car, will be placed at the door’s path while it is automatically closing. The safety sensors are not an option. It is a requirement by a federal law, which demand that every overhead garage door to include a safety feature. If your garage opener is very old, it is possible that it was installed before the requirement for safety sensors law was created and required, and it also possible that there is no way to install safety sensors and synchronize them to your current opener. In that case, we recommend you to replace the unit and install a new one, which will include safety sensors. If you live in Rockland County, and you own an automated garage door, make sure that it include safety sensors. If not, know that you are risking life by using a door which is not safe for use.
It is both for your protection, and required by law. Meta Garage Doors will never service an automated garage door in Rockland County NY which isn’t equipped with safety sensors. We sometime receive calls for service from people who use an electric opener, but that doesn’t have safety sensors installed, or that their safety sensors are installed in a wrong way, which doesn’t allow them to do their job and prevent the door from closing when something is blocking it. In that case we will have to reinstall the sensors in the right way before we will repair the garage. Safety is something we will always follow, and instruct our technicians to follow the safety guidelines, which may seem unimportant at some time, but that one case when they protect from injury, or even save life is enough that we will follow them.
If you own an automated overhead door near Rockland County NY, and the door doesn’t include safety sensors, or if the safety sensors are not working, please call a garage door company in Rockland County to repair it for you.
If you would like to try and repair the safety sensors by yourself, and not by hiring garage door technician in Rockland for the job, you can visit one of the following links we provide. Just remember that safety comes first, and if you are not sure, you can always use or ask garage door specialist in Rockland County to assist you.
- Garage door repair community.
- Safety sensors troubleshoot (By J&C Garage Doors).
- Garage door repairs DIY.
- Liftmaster opener repair.
Roll Up Gate Safety
It can be a store front rolling gate, or a warehouse rolling gate in Rockland County, just like the overhead doors, broken rolling gate should not be used. The rolling gate mechanism include parts like the spring, slots, the tracks, the motor, and other parts that can break. The way to deal with a broken rolling gate is one: To use a professional and qualified technician.
There are many possible reasons why a roll up gate get stuck, and we can deal with all of them. We have the experience, the tools and the parts required to repair a rolling gate, commercial roll up doors and more. So if you’re rolling gate is broken, call us for same day rolling gate repairs Rockland County New York.
Safety comes first!
No broken garage door or roll up gate worth breaking a safety rule, and put yourself or your family at risk. And if you own a commercial space, and using a commercial rolling gate or commercial overhead door, keep in mind that you put other people in risk.
Fixing broken garage doors is what we do. We carry parts to repair ant broken rolling gate or garage door, and we compete 90% of the repairs on the spot. So you do not need to worry or to wonder when someone will come and fix the door for you. Meta Garage Doors will do it today! We carry with us parts for most garages in Rockland County, like torsion springs, cables, motors and more, to get the garage door working again ASAP.
Do it yourself and safety
No money or time is worth your health and your safety. If you decided to fix the door by yourself and you are not sure what to do, stop what you are doing. Do it yourself garage door repair is not the time for trial and error. If you will guess, it may be dangerous. Overhead doors can weight hundreds of pounds, and the spring system is under a lot of tension. Put your safety before anything else.
If you decided to do it yourself, Let everyone who use the door know that you are performing a job on the garage door, and of course disconnect the opener from the electricity before starting. You do not want your hands inside the door’s mechanism and someone try to use the door.
We will repeat it again, nothing worth an injury. If you are not sure what to do contact a garage door company in Rockland County that will help you doing the right thing. If you decided to perform the repair by DIY, we recommend a good post by Three Beaches Garage Doors that detail different garage door repairs that can be performed by DIY. You can also watch garage doors videos, and read tutorials that will help you fix your garage door, or better understand the problem.
If you would like to use a trained technician, we offer same day overhead doors and rolling gates repairs in Rockland County New York.
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