Safest Way to Repair a Garage Door Spring
Wichita Homeowner Story: Same Day Overhead Door Service
That is a customer review Cheney Door Company received for delivering professional and timely repair for a Wichita homeowner last spring. Ed is like many of our customers across Kansas who have faced this same problem of a broken garage door spring.
The problem Ed encountered is not that uncommon. Fortunately Ed took the correct measures to avoid a dangerous disaster and called professionals to handle this repair. Unfortunately, some homeowners take unnecessary risks that put themselves at risk for a serious injury.
In this article about garage door springs, you will learn about the potential dangers of repairing a broken spring yourself. It is good to understand the best way homeowners can handle the situation.
Dangers of Repairing a Broken Garage Door Spring Yourself
Typically, a homeowner should never try to repair a garage door spring. You should not even try to clean it or do any sort of maintenance on it at all.
A garage door spring is an important part of your whole garage door system. But because of how it operates, it is a component that homeowners should avoid.
A garage door spring is under constant tension. It must to have the necessary force to lift a garage door weighing as much as 200 pounds or even more. If a garage door spring snaps out of place, it can cause serious damage to anything or anyone it hits.
When a spring breaks or is mishandled, the stored tension is suddenly released. This can cause the spring to unwind or snap back with great force. This force can lead to severe injuries or property damage.
So if you discover the spring on your garage door is broken, do just what Ed did. Call a professional garage door repair company like Cheney Door Company.
Top 3 Signs of a Broken Garage Door Spring
Many components are at work to make your garage door open and close. But since a spring is one of the most vital components, a broken garage door spring causes a lot of big problems.
- Your garage door is not opening at all or is very difficult to open.
- Your garage door opens just a few feet and then goes right back down. However, this could be caused by a lesser issue, such as debris blocking the sensor.
- You hear a loud pop from your garage.
A garage door may not open well but still work. That could be happening because one spring is broken while another is working fine. Garage doors that have extension springs typically have two springs.
Garage doors that have torsion springs can have either one or two total springs. How heavy a garage door is helps determine how many torsion springs are needed. Sometimes the problem a homeowner is having is due to their garage door not having the correct number of springs installed. That is one important reason why you always want to have experienced and trusted garage door installers handle the job.
Do not ignore a garage door operating with one broken spring. The pressure being put on one working spring will likely get to be too much and cause damage to the system.
When one spring has broken, often both springs will get repaired. That is because both need to be operating at the same strength to function properly.
How to Prevent a Garage Door Spring from Breaking
The best way to keep your garage door working is with regular maintenance. Professional maintenance done regularly can help prevent a spring from breaking and causing a lot of damage or other problems. A professional can detect potential problems and ensure the spring is either fixed or replaced before it completely breaks down.
Cheney Door Company provides residential garage door maintenance service. Our skilled technicians will thoroughly investigate your system for pending issues or problems. We will clean and maintain your overhead door to ensure it continues to operate properly and safely. Call us today to schedule maintenance service at (316) 262-2098.
Customer Reviews for Garage Door Repair
Cheney Door technicians are committed to providing the best customer service, to going above and beyond customer expectations. We were very happy to have received the glowing Google review from Ed about our repair for his Wichita home.
You can read many of the glowing reviews left by Cheney Door customers on our website. You will also find dozens of glowing 5-Star Reviews for Cheney Door.
Call Cheney Door for Spring Repair
Do not risk potential damage or injury by performing any work on your garage door’s spring. Contact a professional who can completely diagnose and repair any problem your system is having.
Cheney Door Company has been installing garage doors in Kansas for over 50 years! We can repair any type of overhead door, even if we were not the ones who installed it.
Contact us today for a garage door repair at the Kansas location most convenient for you!