Las Vegas, NV Garage Door Safety & Maintenance

GARAGE DOOR SAFETY Garage Door Maintenance Door manufacturers usually say to inspect and lubricate the door and hardware once a month, while some say at least once a year. So you can see that there is room for confusion. These maintenance recommendations are assuming heavy use and a harsh environment when they say every month. How often you will need to do this will depend on your environment and how much you operate the door, as well as the type of lubricant you use. In Las Vegas, garage door service is often overlooked. In reality, most of the doors that City Garage Door replaces is because the door wasn’t properly maintained. If you’re unsure of how often or how to maintain your door, we can help you. It’s a good idea to sign up for a maintenance program consisting of at least two visits per year, if you have a wood door or very large and heavy door you would want four to twelve visits per year depending on your system. Call us for an appointment or for advice. Door Safety Garage Door Safety Tips

  1. Never let children operate or play with overhead doors.
  2. Never walk, run or drive under a moving door.
  3. Never operate a door that is making unusual noises, loud noises, or is not functioning properly.
  4. Never pull the emergency release handle without first checking to see that the springs and lift cables are under tension and in good working order—unless you are trying to free someone who has been pinned under the door.If the door is in the full down position and both cables are under tension, you are good to use the emergency release.If the door is not in the full down position, you should check the cables and springs before and make sure nothing is in the path of the door. Then you can use the emergency release.If the cables or springs don’t look normal, please call a professional.
  5. If you experience problems with the door or if the door is making excessive noises, inform anyone in the household not to use the door and call a professional.