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10 STEPS – HOW TO INSPECT A GARAGE DOOR

Springs and spring hardware are under high tension. If a spring is broken, do not operate the door until the spring is replaced. Do not try to remove, repair or adjust springs or any door parts or mounting surfaces, such as wood blocks, steel brackets, cables or other like items. Because of potential dangers involved, […]

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3 DIY Repairs Homeowners Should Leave to the Pros

Do-it-yourself repairs are certainly not new. Home and garden shows and networks (HGTV) have glamorized being handy. ┬áThat’s not necessarily a bad thing, however, in effort to save money, the DYI option could backfire.

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How to Prevent Your Garage from Being Broken Into

Do you leave the door leading from your garage into your home unlocked? You may want to reconsider that option. As a Mississippi Licensed Home Inspector recognizing potential danger zones is one of my primary concerns. I’ve noticed a potential safety risk in your garage. One that could lead a burglar right into your home. […]

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Garage Door Maintenance

Since 1992 the CPSC – Consumer Product Safety Commission has considered garage doors dangerous. In an effort to reduce the number of deaths to children who become entrapped under garage doors with automatic openers, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) today issued final rules for automatic residential garage door openers. The rules, which will […]

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Booby Trapped Garage Door

It’s always a good idea to inspect the garage door “before” you attempt to operate the door from the push button. You may have a booby trap waiting to “spring into action”.

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