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3 Ways To Check The Safety Of Your Garage Door System

Feb 28, 2020 | Garage Door Maintenance, Residential Garage Door Openers, Residential Garage Doors

Your garage doors play an important role in protecting your home, so you want to make sure that it’s always working properly and is safe. There are a few ways to test your garage door’s safety. Read on to learn more!

Laser sensorsways to check the safety of your garage door system

The laser pointers in your garage are meant to sense any objects in the way of the garage door when it’s closing. In order for these lasers to work properly, they should be installed at least six inches above the ground. This helps the laser detect only real obstuctions to a closing garage door. However, you should make sure that these laser sensors are working properly at all times.

Blocking the sensor with an object

Another easy way to check in the sensors are working properly is by blocking the sensor with an object and seeing whether the garage door will reverse or not. Garage doors should begin to roll back up if there is an object blocking the sensor. If it doesn’t, that can prove to be a safety issue. In the event that your garage doesn’t roll back up, you’ll have to call a reputable garage repair company to fix the issue as soon as possible.

Place an object under the garage door sensor

You should also test your garage door’s sensor by placing an object under the garage door sensor. Upon sensing and making contact with the object, your garage door should halt its movements and start moving back up. If it fails to do so, this is another reason to have it taken care of immediately. If your garage door isn’t working properly, it could end up damaging your vehicle or worse, injuring someone walking under it.

For all your garage door repair needs, rely on Integrity Garage Doors! Give us a call at 972-520-2577 or visit our website integritygaragedoorsusa.com for more information. Also, check out our blog for more helpful tips!

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