Broken or missing garage door safety cables can cause serious bodily harm when they release the garage door these cables prevent injury and/or damage by regulating extension springs which have malfunctioned, as long as the cables have been installed properly. Modern home garages usually have safety cables in place; however, some older homes do not. It is important to call a professional technician today and have safety cables installed, if your garage door does not currently have them equipped.
Proper care and maintenance are essential to the longevity of any garage door as well as your own personal safety. The first step to properly maintaining your garage door and safety cable is to carefully inspect them visually. While examining these search for any frayed spots or kinks. If you find that cables are frayed, try to determine what may have caused this damage. Any protrusions in the path of cables may be the culprit and must immediately be repaired.
As mentioned above, this can be a dangerous venture, especially if the springs in place are the torsion type. It is better to have a professional who has garage door experience handle this. Cables, as well as the entire garage door, should be visually inspected by an expert garage door tech at least once each year. It is a good idea to perform this visual inspection yourself more often. Also be sure that cables are kept clean and free of dirt, debris, or build up that may be cause by thick lubricants.
Time for a Professional
If your home is older and does not have these vital safety cables in place, we will be happy to visit your home and install them for you. If your cables are simply frayed or worn out we can replace those for you. Remember that is extremely important to have this done as soon as possible. These cables control and retain a great amount of kinetic energy. If they are not capable of performing their job, it could result in damage to property, grave bodily injury, and/or death.
It is essential that the contractor hired is experienced and reputable as well as courteous. Our team at Round Rock Garage Door Services have been replace cables, performing maintenance on them, and installing them. We will visit your home, assess the project, and provide you with a fair estimate of quality service. We always treat our clients homes as if they were our own and thoroughly clean up after ourselves. Contact one of our staff members for any of your garage door needs today.
Round Rock Garage Door Services is available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you run into trouble, do not hesitate to call us. We will be happy to come out and attend to any and all of your garage door needs. It does not matter if you need cable repair, replacement, or something else has gone wrong.