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The Facts About Torsion Spring Cables
Replacing garage door cables can be a pretty unsafe job. The cables are connected to the cable drums at the top and bears the force of your garage door torsion springs. Trying to put a cable back on the cable drum with out proper training has cost more than a few homeowners serious injuries. Your garage door cables are under high tension. Here are a few safety tips if you do have a broken garage door cable issue.
- Do not touch the cable or drums due to cable frays.
- Do not tamper with the bottom fixtures.
- Do not cut the cables to secure the door.
- Stay back away from the door as it may come out of the track.
The rules stated above are a good reason to call a professional. Touching a frayed cabled can cause cuts on your hands, and frayed cable makes for a compromised situation. As stated above, do not touch the bottom fixtures. They are loaded by the force of the springs. The cable is also spring loaded and can act as a whip if cut, and this can cause very serious injuries. Last, it’s best to not use the garage door opener, and stay away from the door. We have often seem very simple fixes turn in to very serious damage to the door and personal property. Leave this job to a professional.
Why did this happen?
In many cases, the garage door cable only comes off of the drums for a few reasons. Often, foreign objects get under the garage door that are not seen by the photo sensors on your garage door opener. Examples of this are often skateboards that are lower that the safety eyes, and car bumper which are higher than the sensors. These foreign objects cause slack in the door cables, and the cables come off of the drums as a result. Other times, improper maintenance of the garage door is the cause of the problem, and adjustment is needed. (To adjust garage door cables takes expertise in spring adjustment). Over time, garage door springs lose tension, and this will also cause slack in the cables, resulting in a breakdown. Overall, maintenance of your garage door and garage door opener will keep cables issues to a minimum. Events will happen when things get under your door, and generally, I have very little advise for that…… mistakes will be made.
Maintenance Ensures Safe Performance
Usually the largest moving part in your home or business, a garage door requires maintenance just like any major appliance. We provide preventive garage door maintenance to check your doors and openers on a regular basis. Our services ensure optimal performance, efficiency and safe operation from your garage door and any related openers or parts. We can provide expert service for residential or commercial garage door, no matter what brand or model. Our technicians can care for your garage door installation with replacement parts, sections, hardware, tracks, openers and all the tools required for the job.
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