Broken Spring

Broken Garage Door Spring Repair and Replacement Services

Safety tips and tools for repairing a broken spring on your garage door

Repairing a broken spring of a garage door is not only a risky procedure but also a time consuming one. There is a set of instructions which you must follow if you are attempting to do it yourself. However, if you do not have much experience in repairing such mechanisms or if you are not good at using tools, then it is best to give a call to a professional who are available for your service 24×7. If you are still insistent on carrying out the repair yourself, make sure you follow the following safety instructions:

  • First off, there is a list of tools which you must have on hand and within easy reach when you are repairing a broken spring. Some of the essential tools are a wrench, two 10 inch vise grips, ladder, winding bars, ruler, safety glasses and a rag-cloth.
  • Secondly, always use a strong and steady ladder to reach up to the springs. Never stand on shaky chairs or buckets as it will only result in you falling with the garage door on top of you.
  • A broken spring is particularly dangerous to repair as the winding cone tends to slip, which can cause the garage door to come crashing down. While operating the winding cone, make sure your head or any other body part is not in the way of the door.
  • Finally, for electrically operated garage doors, make sure that their electrical system is unplugged or the fuse is turned off if you don’t want to accidentally touch a naked wire and receive an electric shock.