Are garage door springs dangerous?
As you watch your garage door opening and closing, you might wonder what happens if your garage door spring breaks. With the tightly wound coils and the extreme amount of tension, a garage door spring (if not handled properly) can cause serious injury if not death.
Importance of maintaining your garage door spring
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, in 2021, there were roughly 2000 garage door opener injuries nationally. The dangers of garage door springs come when they are not properly maintained. Your spring does a lot of work to keep your garage door functioning properly and continuing to distribute weight and balance. Having a garage door spring isn’t dangerous, it’s the lack of awareness around upkeep and repair that causes most garage door spring accidents.
Here is how to make sure your garage door spring is well-maintained:
- Lubricate your garage door spring twice a year. Take a silicone-based lubricant and pour it across the whole spring. Let it seep into the spaces between the coils and wipe off the excess.
- Open and close your garage door only when necessary. The average garage door spring has a lifespan of 7-9 years. If used twice a day, that is roughly 10,000 cycles. As the spring is used more, the life of the spring decreases.
- If your garage door spring starts to make odd noises, call your garage door service company to assess the issue. To avoid serious injuries, never try to diagnose a garage door spring issue on your own.
When you need a garage door spring expert, call A1 Garage Door Service
As we mentioned, it is important to avoid the dangerous situations that can occur from a broken garage door spring. Most garage doors carry a lot of weight which is difficult to hold with only one person. Additionally, broken garage door springs can cause the garage door to fall which could result in any obstructions being crushed.
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