You’re garage door is not just part of your house, it’s part of your life. When it’s not working correctly, it can be anything from a mild irritation to a critical safety hazard. If you’re a Do-it-Yourself kind of guy, take notice: messing with the components of a garage door can be dangerous. Tinkering with them can lead to major repair bills on your home, as well as serious injury. That’s why we always recommend that when repairing your garage door you use a trained garage door service professional for anything but minor repairs.
Why You Need Garage Door Service Professional?
If you’re like me, you read that first paragraph and said “whatever.” For you, I’ll share three key statistics provided by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
- Over the past 10-years, there have been on average 20,000 REPORTED garage door related injuries per year.
- Over 6000 of those injuries included pinched or crushed limbs resulting in amputation.
- Approximately 1500 of those injuries were to the DYI homeowner.
The last statistic about the injuries to the DYI homeowner is the most troubling and the biggest reason why you need a garage door service professional to fix your garage door right. It shows that the majority of injuries are not to the person repairing the door, but to someone else unaware that there was even a problem. The majority of these cases include children who are crushed by the door falling or safety features not responding correctly.
With that said, we know you’re still going to do certain things yourself and we would too. Our advice, think twice and keep all your fingers. We also suggest reading our blog entry entitled, “
And if you decide that maybe you do need a garage door service professional, or even a new garage door, we hope you’ll make Custom Door & Gate your first call.