7 Safety Tips While Repairing Or Replacing Garage Door Springs
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If you are looking to embark on a garage door spring repair job yourself, then you will need to be very careful. Performing maintenance on a garage can be quite dangerous, so it's important that you follow strict safety rules in order to make sure that your broken garage door spring is fixed and you do not injure yourself or others. Here we will look at seven important safety aspects to remember when you are embarking on your garage door spring repair job.

Check The Damage First

Before your start working on your garage door torsion spring, you need to check how bad the damage is. If you don't, then you run the risk of underestimating the damage and create a situation where your safety is at risk. So make sure you understand the full extent of the damage before you start your garage door spring repair project.

Read The Manual Thoroughly

Make sure that you have a thorough read through the instruction manual so then you know how every aspect of your garage works. This way, you will not be caught off guard by anything that might arise during the course of repairing or replacing the garage door torsion spring.

Watch Your Fingers In Door Sections

When you are moving the door up and down to test the damage in the springs, then you should always make sue that your fingers are not in the gaps in the door sections. It may seem a little obvious, but many people will forget that they have their fingers in harms way.

Keep Children Away During Work

If you have any children, they should stay away from the garage door at all times during repairs. You could be moving the door up and down a lot or it might move unexpectedly. In which case, you do not want your children in a place where they could get hurt.

Disable The Motor Before Starting Repairs

Before you even start repairs, make sure that the door is disconnected from the motor. You do not want the door to start moving when your are fixing the broken garage door spring, so make sure the motor is completely disconnected. This way you will be able to work without the risk of the door moving.

Keep Remote In A Safe Place

Even if you have disconnected the motor, make sure that the opener is placed somewhere were it will not be touched. You do not want someone pressing the button for it to move while you are working on it, so make sure you know where the remote is at all times.

Test The Door After Completion

Once you feel you have completed your garage door spring repair project to your satisfaction, make sure that you test the door properly to make sure it is in working order. If you don't, then it could cause safety concerns when you do come to use it again.


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