Refrain from Repairs! There's a Reason08/01/2015 Back To Blog
Who is afraid of garage doors? The ones raising their hands are the winners. Those who think they can outsmart their garage system should know that smart people keep away from machines which can hurt them. So, if you are pro do-it-yourself garage door repairs take a small pause here and try to keep an open mind. Garage Door Repair Stoughton could give you the statistics of people who got hurt by trying to fix problems on their own. You won't like the numbers. If you are stubborn enough to believe that you have a pretty good idea on how to repair a garage door cable off the drum or how to replace a door, think of the simplest thing. Professional technicians train and train again! How many times did you get to train on even minor repairs?
Garage door repairs are not for you
Let's say the garage door springs are broken! What makes you think you can replace them on your own? Just because the springs are not tensed any longer doesn't make them less dangerous. Will you know how to disconnect the cables, bearings, pulleys and all parts included in the spring system and most importantly will you know how to put them back? If they are not installed properly, the door won't work right and it might be a safety hazard. Basically, it's like having a bomb. Let's take an example of an easier task, like the replacement of weather strips. The logic is exactly the same. If you don't install the new ones right, the door might not be able to close right and you will have security issues (surely this was not your intention).
Keeping away from maintenance is a good idea
For the same reasons, you shouldn't really get involved in garage door maintenance. It's one thing learning how to check the door's balance or force and it's another thing trying to balance it by adjusting the springs. If the door is not properly checked and maintained, it would be like it was never maintained. If you meddle with parts, you might even make things worse than they were before maintenance. The easiest of tasks, like lubrication maintenance, will have the opposite results if it is not done right.
Refraining from repairs ensures safety
You won't only make things worse but by trying to fix things you might end up with injuries. How about if you forget to disengage the electric operator? How about if you forget to put c-clamps and the springs break while the door is still open? These are tiny mistakes but might have terrible repercussions. Accidents don't happen without a good reason. You have plenty of reasons for avoiding doing repairs on your own and your safety now and later is perhaps the best of them all.