Your garage door is one of the largest and heaviest components in your home. Therefore, you should practice caution when using it, as well as keep it maintained. Failure to keep the garage door in good shape or open it and close it safely could lead to property damage or injury to a member of your family.
Door Power can inspect your door to see if you need garage door repair or garage door replacement. We can fully restore the door and keep it working in excellent condition. year after year. Contact us today for garage door repair or replacement.
Below are four safety tips that will keep you and your family safe.
1. Check the Garage Door Sensors
The garage door safety sensors are installed on the rails about five to seven inches off the ground. If a family member or a moving object triggers the sensors while the door is closing, the door will automatically stop and go in reverse.
We can test the doors by pushing the control button and then placing an item underneath the door. If the door doesn’t stop, one or both of the sensors are broken. We may need to rewire or replace them.
2. Garage Door Auto Reverse Mechanism
Manufacturers add a reverse mechanism that makes a reverse door direction if it comes into contact with something as it’s closing. We can test the auto-reverse mechanism by placing a soft item under the door as it’s closing.
If the door continues to close after it touches the object, the mechanism is malfunctioning. We may replace it so that the door will reverse. The device keeps the door from crushing anything in its path. If the auto reverse mechanism malfunctions, the door may not move, or it may back. This can create a hazard that could affect the safety of your family.
3. Annual Garage Door Inspection
Although you can perform a basic check on your garage periodically, you should call a certified technician to inspect your garage door system annually. A comprehensive inspection from a certified professional may reveal issues that need to be addressed. Some of these issues will create a hazardous environment for your family. In most cases, safety issues can be easily corrected without replacing the garage door.
We can examine the remote controls, wall panel, springs, tracks, cables, and the condition of the door and make any necessary adjustments.
4. Garage Door Safety Features
In addition to your door’s essential functions, you should consider adding safety features. Door Power offers a selection of features that will provide security to your garage and your home.
Some available safety features include security lights, battery backup, keyless entry, remote entry, security, and safety beam movement sensors. We can custom install any device to suit your garage door system specifications.
Garage Door Inspection From Door Power
Garage door safety is a vital component to keeping your family, friends, and neighbors safe. Door Power provides complete garage door repair and garage door installation. Our technicians can install or repair your door to make it safe for your family and secure to use.
To schedule service, call us at 952-467-3199, or message us at Bill@doorpower.com.