Optmial Spring Repair
Garage door springs are extremely dangerous and should always be adjusted and repaired only by professionals. Most manufacturers distribute 10,000 cycle life springs with new garage doors. This means you can raise and lower your door 10,000 times before you can anticipate one or more of your springs to break. If the door is used 3-5 times a day on average this will give a lifespan of about 7-10 years.
Optmial Spring Repair Best Practices
Every homeowner can relate to how life's inconveniences are thrown at you at the worst possible times. The last thing you want to happen is have your car stuck in the garage when you need it most, especially when it's only been a couple months, weeks, or even days after your last garage door repair! That's why Optimal leads by example and follows the industry's best practices in order to make the best recommendation to homeowners each time we step foot in a garage.
Replacing Both Springs
Most garage doors have two springs installed at the same time, when one breaks it's safe to say the second spring's life expectancy has just about expired. In order to save you from future inconvenience, unsafe garage door practices, and damaging your garage door opener, Optimal will usually recommend to replace both springs. If you've had the same tires on your car for a while and one blows out while you're driving, wouldn't you replace them both? It's extremely important to properly maintain equipment such as garage doors and automobiles.
Using The Right Springs
Since garage doors come in all weights and sizes, the right springs need to be installed in order to properly balance the door. If a technician puts the wrong spring on your door, not only will this damage your garage door system, but it will cause the garage door opener to do more work than it was built to do. This is why Precision technicians only install the right springs for the door's weight and check their work by performing a balance test.
With every spring repair, Optimal provides a free safety inspection to make sure all the hardware and moving parts on your door are in good working condition and meet safety standards. Since the hardware was probably installed at the same time as the springs, it's possible there are worn mechanical parts on your door that are in an unsafe state. Think about spring failure as a symptom to a possibly larger problem with your door. This is why it's a Optimal Best Practice to provide a free safety inspection and maintain a safe environment for our customers.
They did a good job!
Efficient workers, smooth operation, I recommend calling Optimal for your garage door needs.