Garage door Safety Westchester
The amount of garage doors in Westchester County New York is endless. You can find a wooden garage doors in Scarsdale, a glass garage door in New Rochelle, and a commercial overhead door in White Plains New York. But all the garage doors in Westchester County (And actually all over the US) have something in common: They can become dangerous when they break, get stuck or going out of the tracks. In that case, we will recommend you to contact a garage door specialist in Westchester New York to come and fix the garage door for you.
Using a broken overhead door is dangerous
Some of us use the overhead door in Westchester on a daily base, and sometime multiple times a day. And since today’s overhead doors are made from high quality materials, and their mechanism is calculated to make the spring system operate every overhead door in Westchester New York to operate in smooth and in a safe way, when we face a broken garage door in Westchester we often think that if we will force the door to work, whether we try to do it manually or electrically, the door will fix itself and the problem will disappear. But this is a mistake, since there is no replacement for a garage door specialist who have the experience and the knowledge to fix garage doors in Westchester New York.
We would like to make it clear: Using a broken overhead door that need repairs, and it doesn’t matter if it is a roll down door repair in Washington DC, or a garage door repairs in Greenwich CT, can be dangerous, can create a bigger damage, and can result with serious injuries. It may seem tempting just to give a stuck garage door a small push up, and assist the opener to open the door, but this will be a mistake, there is a reason why you garage door in Westchester is stuck, and this reason must be addressed.
The garage door is closed and cannot be opened
If your garage door in Westchester is closed, and you cannot open it, whether electrically or manually it can be due to few reasons that we will go over soon, but before that we would like to repeat what we said earlier, whatever the problem is, avoid forcing the door to open or to close, it may be something simple to fix, and a garage door expert in Westchester New York can easily solve. But insist on trying and open the door can result with much more serious damage.
There are few reasons that can lead to a garage door that cannot open. Some of them are ridiculous, and can be solved just by locating them, and some of them are more serious, and require a garage door repairman in Westchester to solve, since it require garage door repair tools and deep knowledge of the garage repair and installation in Westchester NY.
Since there are many possible reasons for a garage door to get stuck, we will give to examples from 2 experiences we had during the last week while servicing garage doors in Westchester:
The door was locked
We got a phone call from a customer in Westchester New York who said that he need someone who repair garage door in Hartsdale New York. Since we service all Westchester County, we arrived at the location in less than an hour.
When we arrived he told us that he cannot open the garage door and take his car out. It took our garage door specialist less than a minute to find that someone accidently locked the door manually, and it preventing the door from open. (The home owner use an electric garage door opener, so he never used the lock which was installed on his door). We showed him the reason, and we started laughing. We disabled the lock so it will not happen again, and continue on our job helping people in Westchester New York who need garage door repair.
If the garage spring is broken
A broken garage door spring repair in Westchester is a classic example of a garage door that require a garage door specialist in Westchester to fix the door and replace the broken spring. In most cases, when a garage door spring break, it happen when the door is closed (The door is down), since this is the position when there is the most tension on the spring system. And since the spring system is what helping the door to go up, and balance it when it going down, when one of the springs snapped, the door lose that force, and cannot be opened or close as smoothly as it used to.
It may still be sued, especially if you are using an electric garage opener in Westchester, but doing that is dangerous, and eventually burn the opener which not supposed to open and the door without the springs. The best thing to do in this case of a broken garage door spring in Westchester is to contact J&C Garage Doors for same day garage door repair in Westchester County New York.
We know which the most popular garage doors in Westchester are, and we know which springs are more likely to break. So we carry with us springs for different garage doors in Westchester New York, including torsion springs, extension springs and other parts that give us the ability to fix every garage door on the spot.
Conclusion: If your garage door’s spring in Westchester is broken. Do not try and use the door, but call us for a same day garage door repair service in Westchester New York.
The garage door is out of tracks
Out of track garage door in Westchester, and it doesn’t matter if you own a garage door in Chappaqua or a garage door in Brooklyn New York, should not be used, and should be repaired by a trained garage door technician. The garage door tracks is what holding the garage door, and if the door is out of its tracks, it can easily fall of the tracks and definitely shouldn’t be used.
If your garage door in Westchester NY is out of the track, it may seem tempting to simply push it back into the tracks, and to make it work again. But that will be a mistake that can result with injuries. A garage door in Westchester which working properly shouldn’t go out of tracks, and if it does, it means that there is something wrong with the door that should be addressed before using the door again. A professional garage door repairman in Westchester, like one of our technicians should have the ability to fix any kind of overhead door issue, including out of track garage door repair in Westchester.
Commercial garage door and safety
As we explained earlier, using a broken garage door in Westchester New York is not safe, and can result with damage, injuries and even worst. And that goes for every garage door, but become much more relevant when the issue is a commercial garage door repair in Westchester New York. There are many kinds of commercial overhead doors in Westchester NY, and the safe use of the door is something you should never ignore. A commercial garage door, whether it is a commercial garage door in White Plains or a commercial garage door in Mount Vernon New York, should not be operated in case there is something wrong with it. Using the door is not safe, and if we leave aside the damage you can cause by using a broken commercial garage door, and the loss of time and money that will follow it, commercial garage doors in Westchester can weigh hundreds of pounds, and when misuse can lead to injuries.
J&C Garage Doors specialize in all kinds of overhead garage doors repair and maintained in Westchester NY. We offer repair for industrial overhead doors in Westchester including spring repair, opener repair, commercial door maintenance and more. But the important thing to do, whether you choose to use J&C Garage Doors, or other garage door supplier in Westchester NY, is to stop using the door, because using a broken overhead door, commercial or residential is not safe.
Why you should never ignore safety
When it comes to safety, and it doesn’t matter if it is a garage door in Westchester, or a commercial gate repair in Washington DC, the important thing is to remember that one mistake is enough to end with sad results. The thing with safety is that it is there to protect us, and it is enough that it protect us, to worth all the attempts we do every day while servicing garage doors in Westchester County New York to make it worth it. Although we are located in Westchester New York, the safety rules apply to all garage doors, whether it is a garage door repairs in Alexandria VA, or a garage repair in Staten Island New York.
What is Overhead Door Safety Cable?
This safety feature only apply to garage doors in Westchester which equipped with extension spring system. The safety cables have nothing to do with how your garage door operate. If you own a garage door in Westchester County that operate with torsion springs, this paragraph is not for you. If you own a garage door in Westchester which operate with extension spring system, then you better continue reading.
The safety cables are installed on each one of the extension springs, and they are there for protection in case one of the springs will snap. If you are located in Westchester, and you own a garage door which operate with extension spring system, and you are not sure if there are safety cables installed, go to the door and check the springs. If there are safety cables installed, you will a metal wire looped from one end of your spring and coming out from the other side (Do not confuse it with the cables which are a part of the door mechanism). If you do not see safety cables, you can purchase them from a company that sell garage door parts in New York, and install them by doing it yourself following a tutorial that explain how to install garage door safety cables. Or you can contact us for same day service in Westchester New York.
Garage opener safety sensors
Another safety feature you should find installed in automated garage doors in Westchester New York is safety sensors. The safety sensors are installed in garages that use an electric opener to open and close the garage. And installing a garage door opener, and failing to install safety sensors, or installing them in a way that doesn’t provide optimum protection, is both dangerous and illegal. The federal law regarding automated garage doors in Westchester require that every automated garage door will include a safety feature like the garage door safety sensors.
Although the garage safety sensors can be the reason for many issues operating the door, they shouldn’t be removed. When the safety sensors are installed by a professional installer, who installed many garage door openers in Westchester County, whether it is a Lift Master garage opener or a Genie opener, there is no reason why the door wont operate in a perfect way like every new garage door in Westchester County should, or like every garage door opener we installed will.
Safety and maintenance
The maintenance of garage doors in Westchester is both important for the way the door work, and important for the safety of the garage door. The process of maintain a garage door in Westchester County include beside lubrication and tuning, a safety check to make sure that the garage door is safe for use, and that there is no risk in using it. If you would like to read more, check our article about garage door maintenance in Westchester County New York.
DIY Garage Door Repairs and safety
Sometime the problem is a simple problem and there is no need to use a garage door repairman in Westchester to fix the garage. But sometime the door need a deep service, and if you will choose to perform the service by doing it yourself, not only that you may not be able to complete the repair, you are going to put yourself at risk. The best thing for you to do in that case will be to contact a garage door expert in Westchester New York to come and fix the problem. If you would like to read more about garage door repairs, visit our page of garage door troubleshooting in Westchester New York, and find helpful tips regarding using and fixing a garage door, whether it is a commercial garage door in Yonkers, or a garage opener installation in New Rochelle NY.
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