A homeowner in Moline, IL, called Titan Garage Doors Quad Cities because their garage door would not open. They tried to leave for work, but the door would not budge. After manually releasing the door, they could finally get their car out, but the door still would not stay up. A technician was dispatched immediately and arrived within the hour. They explained the problem and recommended garage door spring replacement. The client agreed, and the garage door spring replacement was done after about an hour. We tested the garage door to ensure it was working properly before leaving the site. The client was grateful for the fast and reliable service.
If your garage door is not working properly, it could be due to a broken spring. While you can still open and close your garage door with a broken spring, getting it fixed as soon as possible is the best thing to do. Titan Garage Doors Quad Cities can help you replace your springs, so your garage door can return to working order.
The best action is to keep your garage door closed if the spring is broken. However, if you must open your garage door, do so manually. Here is how:
• Get support - A second person can help open the garage door more quickly and safeguard you from harm because garage doors can be very heavy.
• Disconnect the garage door opener from the door - First, find the emergency release cord attached to the opener. Then, pull on the cord to disengage the mechanism.
• Lift the door carefully until it rests on the horizontal rails.
Reminder: If the spring on your garage door is broken, you should never try to open it with the opener. It could cause serious problems, including:
• The door panels creasing or cracking
• The rails bending
• Damage to the gears in your garage door opener
• Severing parts of the opener carriage.
• The opener completely pulling off its mounts
If a garage door spring breaks, it is important never to disconnect the opener from the door while it is open. However, there may be times when you need to deactivate the opener, such as during a power outage. To do this, pull the red emergency release lever attached to the track.
A faulty spring puts everyone and everything in its path at considerable risk of injury or damage from the garage door. The spring holds up the door. But because the spring is broken, the door could fall at any time. It poses a danger to anyone or anything nearby.
Remember, never close the door by pulling on the red release handle. It is also important that you do not leave the door open. An open door can pose serious safety hazards. If someone tries to close the door using the automatic door opener or the emergency release handle, they may not realize the consequences. The door could also fall on its own if the last spring fails.
If your garage door is not functioning properly, it is best to take precautions and block the door track on both sides. It will stabilize the door until you can make repairs or replacements. In addition, unplugging the garage door opener from the wall will prevent anyone from using it unauthorized. If needed, you can try closing the door with the automatic opener, but be sure that there is nothing in the way first. Overloading the opener could cause unexpected problems.
It can be very stressful if your garage door does not open when needed. However, trying garage door repair on your own in a hurry can make things worse. The best thing to do is stay calm and contact Titan Garage Doors Quad Cities immediately. Our technicians are experts at garage door spring replacement. We are here for all your garage door needs, so call us today!
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