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A garage is a wonderful thing to have, even if you only use it for storage and still park in the driveway; however, it’s even better when used it for its intended purpose for obvious reasons. The luxury of getting in and out of your vehicle high and dry in all kinds of weather and being able to load and unload in that same condition is a wonderful benefit. Part of that benefit is the system that allows you to open and close the garage door from inside your vehicle, because if you couldn’t, it would negate the benefit of being out of the weather and what allows you to push that button on your remote and open and close the door is the garage door opener system.

How Does it Work?

This system controls all the door action; it communicates to your door how far to go, guides it along the track, and starts stops and slows the motion of the door. You probably take this wonderful machine completely for granted; however, like any other machine, it will eventually wear out and the life-span of most garage door openers is typically in the range of 10 to 15 years. Naturally, there are some things you can do to mitigate wear and tear and assist in extending the life-span so you might get more in the 20-year range of use versus 15.

What Can You Do?

Garage Door Repair in Palm BeachChoose your drive type wisely; as you know, the motor raises and lowers the door along the track but the type of drive does make a difference in longevity. A belt drive, as opposed to a chain drive which uses a bicycle-like chain or screw drive which uses a threaded rod, has been proven to outlast the other two as well as provide the quietest and most efficient operation.

As with anything, the more you use it, the quicker it will wear out. Machines, in general, have only so many uses over their lifetime and the 10 to 15-year life expectancy of a garage door opener system is based on three to five uses per day for approximately 300 days a year. Naturally, if you use the door more than the estimated times in a day, the life of your system will be shorted proportionately. Most garages have a house-sized door in addition to the large garage door, so using this door as an alternative when possible, such as retrieving stored items like children’s bicycles or Christmas decorations can add to your system’s days.

Perhaps the biggest factor that can increase your garage door openers useful life is routine maintenance which includes checking seals, preparing for seasonal weather changes, and being attentive to any unusual sounds your system is making, repairing broken or replacing worn parts in a timely manner, and getting a professional garage door repair Sunrise company to service and replace things like broken springs immediately.

Garage Door Service and Replacement

Lauderhill garage door installationIn some cases, you may want to consider replacing your current garage door opener even though it is still operational. Many older model garage door opener systems lack today’s current safety features such as infrared sensors placed approximately six inches above the floor that detect objects in the path of the closing garage door and while this is a good feature to keep objects from damaging your door, it is much more desirable for detecting more valuable objects in the door’s path such as humans or pets.

Should a child or pet pass through the beam from the sensor, the system automatically halts and reverses the door. In addition, older doors may not meet current standards for extraction and other entrapment protection devices and safety should always trump economics. Other reasons for replacing a still functioning system are better noise control and more efficient battery backup systems on newer model garage door openers as well as better security. Last, but not least, updating your garage door opener system offers a return on your investment greater than many other home improvement projects.

Sunrise Garage Door Service

Garage Doors Pros has three convenient locations in Broward County, Miami Dade, and West Palm Beach, Florida offering repair, installation, and maintenance in the most timely, effective, and cost-efficient manner possible since 2012. When you are in need, we are your go-to guys.

 

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No matter how well you take care of your garage and garage door, sometimes there are going to be problems. Whether it's mechanical failure or accident, you're going to need some repairs done. The first thing you're going to do is talk to your home insurance, to get the repairs covered. However, sometimes homeowners are dismayed to find their incident isn't covered at all. What will insurance cover when it comes to your garage?

Check The Insurance Before Signing On

Garage Door Repair in Sunrise FloridaBefore you even take out that homeowner's insurance, you'll want to check that your garage is included. That sounds rather ridiculous, as your garage is part of your home right? That means it must be insured under your policy? You would be surprised. Some companies won't cover a garage that isn't attached to your house, for example, as it isn't technically part of the home.

This is why you need to read the details carefully before signing on the dotted line. Be sure that your policy will cover you if there's an incident with your garage. You don't want to be left out of pocket if the worst happens.

Garage Door Crash Incidents

The most common accident your garage door will face is when a car is crashed into it. It could be anyone who does this. Visitors with their cars who aren't familiar with your garage, teenagers learning to drive who haven't learned how to gauge distance yet, and even yourself when you're having a bad day. Before you know it, you've driven the car into the garage door and now there's damage that needs repairing.

In most cases, it won't be homeowner's insurance that deals with this, it'll be the car insurance. If it's a friend that caused the damage, their liability cover should handle the payout. If it's your car or a child's car that does this, then your own insurance can handle it. Be aware though, you're going to need a comprehensive policy if you want to get any help with the repairs.

Storm Or Fire Damage To Your Garage

You won't want to think about it, but fire damage is a real threat to your home. That includes your garage. Fire rarely sticks to one part of the home and can spread to your garage quickly. Storm damage is another real threat. High winds can blow debris into your door, or hail can hit it hard, leaving it dented and even broken.

In these cases, it is possible to claim for the damage caused on your homeowner's insurance. This is why you need to ensure you have the proper insurance before you buy it, to ensure it will cover you correctly. They should give you the cash you need to call in a garage door repair Tamarac to fix the damage.

Garage Maintenance Issues

Like all things in your home, your garage door will eventually need some maintenance and repairs to keep it working optimally. Many homeowners have called their insurance to see if they can get help with these repairs, only to find they're not covered.

This is because most large-scale repair jobs can be avoided with proper maintenance. You're expected as a homeowner to keep an eye on your garage door, and look into smaller repairs as and when they need doing.

If you're not sure about garage door repairs, it's best to ask a garage door repair company to come and check it out for you. Having them in to do an inspection can save you a lot more money in the long run. They'll check all the moving parts, replace anything that needs to be replaced, keeping it moving for a long time to come.

Stay Prepared

The key to keeping your garage covered is to buy the right insurance, checking it carefully before you pay up for it. If you do this, you can be sure that you're covered if the worst happens.

The insurance policy you claim on will depend on what's happened to your door. Now, you should know who to call if a car crashes into the door, or hail comes and dents it. Be prepared, and you'll be covered for any eventuality.

 

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garage door repair Fort LauderdaleThese days, Do It Yourself (DIY) projects have become quite trendy. Household makeovers and art endeavors done at home are popular. In addition to that bathroom renovation, the living room transformation, and the pallet furniture on the back deck, why not resurface and repaint your garage door, too? Your garage door is an important part of your home, playing a huge role in not only the protection of your home but also the appearance of your house.

First, be sure your garage door is strong – if it is going to keep out pests and burglars, it must be durable. Most garage doors are made of steel, aluminum, wood, fiberglass, or vinyl. Some of these materials are easier to refinish than others.

To begin, regardless of material, the garage door will need to be washed off. Power washing is the best way but a hose or a bucket of clean water and a clean rag will work to get the dirt and grime off so the paint can adhere correctly and does not look textured and worn. Once you have washed both sides, allow the door to air dry completely.

If the door is steel or aluminum, use high-quality latex exterior house paint. Metal is temperamental so remember to never paint metal doors in very hot, cold or wet weather as metal and alloy shift and expand depending on the temperature – this will not only prevent the paint from properly drying, but it could look cracked or faded once dry.

If the garage door is made of wood, it should be sanded first with a sanding block (since it’s only a garage door, it does not have to be sanded perfectly even), just enough to remove any dirt. Wash the sawdust off with a rag before applying a primer. Add a layer of exterior paint to the primer with a paintbrush or roller. Once that layer is dry, feel free to add a second coat.
If your door has experienced difficulties or is damaged the Fort Lauderdale garage door service is here to help.

The Fort Lauderdale garage door service offers 24/7 assistance

Our working hours 7 days of the week are 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. But what if your garage door stops working in the wee hours of the morning or refuses to go up on the weekend? Thankfully, the garage door repair Fort Lauderdale has a 24/7 call assistance center and offers emergency services.

Our professionals at Garage Door Pros will come to your rescue in an efficient and timely manner. Expect swift and flawless service. With over 900 5-star reviews, we are hard to beat.

We provide reasonable prices and always put quality first. We will also have you covered, as we are a licensed, bonded, and insured company. As professionals, we take every necessary precaution. Plus, we even offer a price-match guarantee.

You need the Fort Lauderdale garage door service

garage door repair Fort LauderdaleProud to serve the wonderful community of South Florida since 2012, we are a family-owned business and are one of the leading garage door companies with one of the lowest costs. Your full satisfaction is our goal. We promise to explain every step of the process to you in terms easily understood. With us, there are no tricks or surprises.

Besides coming to your aid to fix any issues you may have, we are also dedicated to maintaining and installing quality garage doors. Just like anything else, maintenance is required to keep everything in proper working order. Here at the garage door repair company, we offer tune-ups and regular upkeep to ensure that you do not get caught in a bad situation.

Garage doors are heavy and can be quite dangerous if not handled correctly. Please wait for a professional member of our team to arrive and inspect the scene before rushing in and trying to fix it yourself or attempting to install a new garage door. Our staff is trained and well-equipped to handle anything, and we do not want anyone to get hurt. Safety is the name of our game. From the beginning to end, we have everything taken care of.

 

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Someone once said the eyes are the window to the human soul. Perhaps the garage is the barometer of any household. Just as clothes, accessories, and grooming reflect the outward person while the eyes tell if the person is happy and healthy, so the public areas of a home, may appear inviting and comfortable, but the garage will reveal what really goes on in the household.

The household priorities become obvious

Expensive and inexpensive sports equipment can occupy its space. One of every toy manufactured in the last decade can fill its square feet. Furniture or other household cast-offs intended to be donated to an organization that can get them to those who need them that have waited so long they have gathered layers of dust and good intentions take up residence. Gardening equipment the envy of any landscaping entrepreneur? A vintage automobile? Or a woodworker’s paradise?

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Is the garage attached to where you live clean?

Are its contents valuable items well stored and well protected in a garage that is well cared for? Or, are its contents useless refuse strewn haphazardly or piled here and there, all better to be loaded for the landfill?

Here at Garage Door Pros, we recognize that garage doors are a lot like one’s health. People tend to think about their health mostly when they feel ill or do not look well. People tend to not think about garage door “health” and maintenance until something happens.

Not to overstate the obvious, but we all know the perils of procrastination and the rewards of early detection of problems whether the question involves our health or home. Sure, maintenance and repair mean cost incurred by the customer but we at garage door repair Plantation are convinced of the wisdom in the old sage that an ounce of prevention is more valuable than a pound of cure. Restated for the Metric-minded, a gram of prevention is worth more than a kilogram of cure.

A broken or malfunctioning garage door can present any number of threats. Curb appeal loss is one. A neighborhood with even one or two garage doors in need of repair can jeopardize a home sale or the asking price. That kind of attention from neighbors is certainly not what we would choose for our customers here in Plantation and the surrounding counties of Broward, Dade, and Palm Beach.

Unfortunately, neither do we live in a bubble and remain unaware how infuriating gossips can be who ask, not because they do not know and really want to know, but because they want to see if what a person says coincides with what has already been heard. Broken doors can invite meddlesome voyeurs.

Garage Door Repair in Palm BeachOne can also be an open invitation to a thief. The notion seems inconceivable to us too but there are people who would notice a set of golf clubs through a broken garage door and simply help themselves. Not only that, broken doors can be costly if there were to be an illegal, forced entry and an insurance claim filed. An adjuster can often determine if there is a preexisting condition in a garage door damaged from a burglary.

Another unwanted threat resulting from a neglected garage door is miscreants and other living creatures. We do not want our customers stepping into the garage in the morning to an unknown canine bearing its teeth or to a freshly detailed vehicle with paw prints across the top and hood. Neither do we want them to deal with any number of possible reptile encounters. The annoyance of the need for clean up of any organic residue of these uninvited guests is a given.

Have we persuaded you yet? Check our business license. We are not a non-profit organization so, of course, revenue generation is our "raison d’être" here at Garage Door Pros but our attitude about how well we do our job makes every difference.

Any garage door company can give an estimate, some free, some not. Knowing what is needed will help you evaluate options and make the best choice for your garage doorkeeper. Phone us when you are ready.

 

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You wake up in a hurry, realizing that you’re running late for work. After you’re done getting ready, you sit in your car and click your garage door opener, only to hear an unsettling screeching noise. You press on the opener again and again until you realize that your garage door is not opening. Whether it’s broken springs, unaligned tracks, or rusty rollers, there are many reasons why your garage door is not functioning properly. Whatever the problem may be, it is important that it is taken care of efficiently, in order to prevent your garage door from getting worse. To ensure that your garage door repairs are being handled in the best way possible. Here are ways to tell whether your garage door repairman knows what he’s doing.

He/she has extensive experience in garage door repair

Have an Off Track Garage Door? We Can Help You OutThis is a no-brainer. Making sure that your garage door repairman is experienced is one of the most important qualities to look for to make sure that you are getting the best service possible. If your repairman has had years of experience servicing many different types garage doors, you can rest assured knowing that yours will be repaired by a professional. This is certainly the level of experience you can expect from our experts at Garage Door Pros. We are an outstanding garage door repair Hollywood who will be able to assist you with whatever problems your garage door has.

Each and every one of our technicians have received up-to-date training to ensure that they will be able to accurately identify the problem with your garage door and fix it. From broken spring repairs to garage door tune-up, our experienced professionals will be able to meet all your repair needs. If you have been searching for a garage door repair company, look no further than Garage Door Pros. Each one of our experts has been trained to handle garage door repairs with professionalism and extensive experience to make the repair process easy and efficient.

Arrives on time and is fully prepared

A good garage door repairman not only knows what he’s doing but is also cognizant of the time and resources needed to complete the repairs. At Garage Door Pros, our experts will be accommodating to all your needs and will handle repairs in a timely manner. Rather than having you working around the technicians’ schedule, our experts will work around yours. The professionalism exhibited by each one of our experts and outstanding customer reviews are what separate us from our competitors. With our professionals’ outstanding, timely service, there is no doubt that we are the right choice for all your garage door repair needs.

Your garage door repairman is transparent about the services

FXMZB17HLSHHDNI.MEDIUM-300x225Although you may be clueless about the nuts and bolts of garage door servicing, that doesn’t mean that you should be left in the dark when it comes to repairing your garage door. To ensure that you are aware of everything that is going into your garage door repairs, it is important to make sure that your garage door repairman is transparent about the services being provided. At Garage Door Pros, our reputable technicians will take the time to break down the specifics of your garage door repair. From start to finish, our professionals will make sure to keep you updated every step of the way. This transparency between the repairman and the client makes the repair process efficient on both ends and ensures customer satisfaction.

As is evident, finding the right garage door repairman can mean the difference between having a properly repaired garage door, and one with ensuing problems. The tips above will help you identify an experienced, professional technician who will repair your garage door in the best possible manner. If you are in the South Florida area and are looking for a garage door service in Hollywood, look no further than Garage Door Pros.

As the leading company in the garage door repair industry, we make sure that each customer’s experience is nothing less than satisfactory. Our experienced professionals have the credentials and expertise to meet your garage door repair needs. Visit us to schedule an appointment to ensure that your garage door will be in tip-top shape in no time!

 

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Like everything else in your home, your garage door is subject to wear and tear. Eventually, you're going to need to do some repairs on it to keep it working properly. When is it time to call a Davie garage door service, though? Read on to find out.

Signs Your Door Needs Some TLC

pic2First of all, you're going to need to learn the signs of a door that needs some help. Here are some ways you'll know you'll need to have your door repaired:

  • The door won't open or close: This is the most obvious sign that your door needs repair, and soon. If it's stood open, your home isn't secure, and if it's stuck closed, you can't get your car in or out!
  • Slow response times: Sometimes your garage door may take a second or two to respond when you go to open it. If this happens for a while, or is taking longer to respond, then you need to get it looked at.
  • The door has come off its tracks: This can happen to older garage doors or those that have sustained damage in a storm. When this happens, it's much harder for the door to open and close. Trying to continue using it can actually cause more damage in the long run.
  • The door makes a lot of noise: There can be a few reasons for this. For example, it could be loose hardware, an issue with the garage door opener, or worn rollers. You may need a garage door expert to tell you what's causing the noise, and how it can be fixed.
  • Sagging: Over time, a garage door may start to sag in place. This will affect the way it opens and closes and indicate that some repair work needs to be done.

When Is It Time To Call A Garage Door Repair Service?

Lauderhill garage door installationOk, so you've seen that there's a problem with your garage door. Is it time to call in a garage door repair company? It all depends on the kind of issue you're having with your garage door and your level of expertise in mending the door itself.

There are some issues that you should never attempt to rectify yourself. For example, if the springs in your door need attention, you should never touch them yourself. They can cause serious injury if handled improperly, and so you want to call in an expert to handle them.

If you're not entirely sure what you should do to fix your door, again, it's time to call in an expert. They can accurately diagnose the issue and repair it for you, and you know the job has been done properly. You can watch a Youtube video or read a guide and think you've done a good job yourself, but you'd be amazed at how many issues you can have with your door thanks to a non-expert fix.

In short, if you think the job is too big or too complex for you to do alone, you're better off calling in a  garage door repair Davie to handle the job for you.

What Can You Do Yourself?

There are some fixes you can make yourself, without having to call a repair service. These are often fixed to the garage door opener system that doesn't require you to handle anything dangerous in the door itself. For example, you can recalibrate your opener as per the instructions in your manual, if needed. Also, you can maintain your garage door to ensure that it stays in optimal working order. Lubricating all the relevant parts is important to keep the door functional. It's also a good idea to remove any debris from around the garage door, to ensure that it can open and close properly. Even doing a small amount of maintenance will keep the door working perfectly in the future.

If your garage door is experiencing problems that you ensure how to fix, then it's time to call in a repair company. Have the expertise to fix the door safely, and have it working in perfect condition once the fix is complete. If you're not sure, call in the experts.

 

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garage-door-openerA remote-control opener for a garage door is a handy electronic device that allows you to enter without leaving the vehicle or lifting the heavy door yourself. The opener sends an IR or infrared signal to a receiver that activates a switch, prompting an electric motor to close or open the garage door.

Before any remote works appropriately, it should be within the particular range of its IR signal-sending strength. A common and frustrating garage problem arises when the remote doesn't open your garage door.

The problem often occurs because the remote is simply too far from the door. However, if you've moved closer and it still doesn't open the door, you could contact a professional garage door repair company or consider the following measures.

Examine the Batteries

Strange as it sounds, numerous people forget that a battery or batteries are the only things powering their garage door. When the remote stops functioning suddenly, the most common reason for remote control failure is dead or weak batteries. To ensure the batteries are constantly good, use brand-name quality batteries rather than discount brands.

In addition, it's important to keep in mind that while rechargeable batteries are environmentally friendly and cost-efficient, they merely put out about 1.2 volts unlike an alkaline one, which puts out 1.5 volts. Consequently, a remote powered with two rechargeable batteries would obtain 2.4volts when it's designed to function on 3 power volts.

The 25% lack of power might seriously compromise the efficiency and range of the remote control unit. You'll have to remove a small screw or two on your remote and take it apart. If your remote lacks screws, you'll gain access by sliding the panel located on the back.

Remove the batteries or battery. If the remote use AAA or AA batteries, you probably have new ones in your home. Smaller, round ones might need a trip to an electronics or battery store. Once you replace them, reassemble your remote.

If this doesn't work, you might want to contact Weston garage door service to examine it professionally. Oftentimes, a faulty remote requires a simple fix and you can resolve several of the encountered problems by replacing the batteries regularly. It might also prevent another common problem-the door closes and opens itself.

Clean the Eyes

The plastic covering the IR unit on the receiving unit and remote control is the eye. The "eye" permits the IR signal to pass through in receiving and transmitting. You can wipe off the eyes with a soft damp cloth. Most remote eyes are plastic-made, so they're susceptible to scratching if rubbed against abrasive fibers, metal, or dropped on the ground.

You can polish the plastic with specialized polishing substances. However, if the eye on the remote control has extensive gouging, pitting, or scratches, you might need a new one.

Examine the Battery Contacts

71D136fSYPL._SL1500_Worn, dirty, or wet contacts inside the battery case hinder the batteries' electrical current from reaching the circuit board fully inside the remote control. If the contacts appear pitted, discolored, or are wet, you need to dry and polish them before any battery can power a remote control successfully. You can polish contacts with fine-grit sandpaper such as fine steel wool or 400-grit.

Reset the System

Receivers and remote controls are small computers. At times, a reset is necessary to reboot the circuit boards in the receiver and remote control. A reset takes place by taking out the batteries in the remote for about 30 seconds and re-installing them. A reset on a receiver occurs by unplugging it from your wall socket for approximately 30 seconds before re-plugging it in.

Ensure you are in the range

For the remote control to function, it should be within its IR signal-sending range. Therefore, if you notice it isn't functioning appropriately, ensure there's a clear view line between the door and the control. Equally, if you are pressing the button at the end of the street the probability of it communicating with the door opener is slim.

If the listed recommendations don't sort the issue, it might be time to call in garage door repair Weston. We'll be glad to help with queries, so contact our team if your automatic door isn't responding to the remote.

 

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Noisy garage doors are a common problem in homes and businesses. While it’s great to use commercial oil on the hinges and rollers, this only offers temporary improvement across the board. If your garage door is consistently screeching, you need professional garage door repairs Miramar. With years of extensive industry experience, Garage Door Pros has the tools and expertise to repair; service and install all types of doors. From residential to commercial garage doors, we can restore optimal performance and functionality at cost-affordable rates.

Repairing Noisy Garage Doors

Lauderhill garage door installationNoisy garage doors usually stem from worn-out rollers. However, they can also be caused by loose hardware, along with parts and components that simply need lubrication. As your garage door specialists in Miramar, we carefully examine each garage door to check for visible or potential problems. In fact, our detailed inspection examines rollers and rods, along with the door itself and motors and remotes. Here are a few more ways we restore garage doors back to normal – especially for units that are continuously screeching or making cat-like sounds:

  • Our highly-dedicated technicians check all the rollers to see if they are the problem. They perform on-site replacements of rollers and all worn or outdated parts and components.
  • The team also tightens up all nuts and bolt on your garage door. This ensures maximum safety when opening and closing the garage door.
  • We also check the door itself to see if any dents or obstructions are in the way. Similarly, we check the tracks and railings, while lubricating all areas to ensure smooth and noise-free opening and closing.
  • Our team offers free consultations and estimates, along with same-day repairs, maintenance, installations, and services.
  • We also check the hinges on garage doors for Miramar home and business owners. If needed, we can update, upgrade or replace these essential parts and components as well.
  • We even check garage door springs, as well as correlate your existing alarm systems and CCTV with remote and wireless openers.

Other Reasons why your Door is Making Noise

Garage doors are the main entrance and exit ways for most Miramar properties. With this in mind, your garage door must be properly functioning and operating at all times. However, if your door is screaming like a hawk every time it is opened or closed, chances are you need immediate garage door services and repairs. From rollers and hinges to tracks and slides, we have the tools and experience to repair all garage door makes and models. If you live in deed-restricted areas or any community – a squeaking garage door can be considered noise pollution for your neighbors as well.

Our certified garage door professionals are committed to excellence in all services. In fact, our noise cancellers can restore optimal functionality and performance for your doors. We also have the necessary tools to tighten your doors and hinges, along with upgrading – overhauling – or replacing your entire unit.

The Garage Door Pros Difference

garage door tune-upGarage Door Pros is a seasoned and reputable garage door company. Our passion is to meet all new and existing customer needs within time and budget. This includes timely and professional garage door repairs, along with installing new doors for all area homes and businesses. We also offer cost-effective maintenance plans, which ensure your garage doors are up to date and problem-free year round. Similarly, we are fully certified and insured, and no repair – service – installation job is ever too big or small. Whether dealing with noisy doors, remote control issues or related problems, we can truly get your doors back in functioning and working order.

At Garage Door Pros, we are genuinely committed to helping all our customers with their garage door needs. All work is performed by our licensed and dedicated garage door specialists in Miramar. Simply contact us today for a complimentary consultation and free estimate.

For more information on Miramar garage door services, simply contact us today or visit our website.

 

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