We spend a lot of time here at Angie’s List researching home improvement issues and talking to service pros so we can pass on their advice to our members and consumers in general. Most of the time it’s a great way to learn about some home repair
you may face in the future. Other times, the timing is just a little bit freaky.
Last week, for instance, we were working on a piece about garage door maintenance
. It’s one of those things you don’t really think about until the door won’t open or shut, but it’s really one of the most dangerous things on your property. They weigh hundreds of pounds and because they’re used so often, they wear out. But most of us don’t think about having an annual inspection: we take care of it when something goes wrong.
One of our service pros
gave us some really graphic information – incidents that involved blood and lost fingers – and I complained to one of my colleagues that we probably didn’t really need to go that far when we put together our tips and consumer information.
So I go home for the weekend and what happens? My garage door stopped working. All I could think of was making sure no one lost his or her fingers as we tried to figure out if the problem was fixable ourselves or it was a major problem. The more we talked about it and looked at it, the more I thought about those fingers.
I’m checking the List for help this week.