Can you answer this simple question: Are you safe from your garage door? If you can’t, you have some serious issues, but more than likely most people don’t even understand what that question means:
Are you safe from your garage door?
Is your it a monster? A homicidal maniac? Is it bent on revenge for you plucking it off that farm and keeping it bound to your home?
(Okay. . . That last one makes no sense, but still!)
It’s none of that, but a garage door can be a very dangerous part of your home that is able to kill, main, and destroy you, your pets, and your things. So, with that in mind, are you safe from your garage door? To help you answer this, here are some questions to consider:
- Is your garage door operating properly, and smoothly? Your garage door should operate the way it did when it was first installed at all times, otherwise there may be something wrong with it.
- Have you performed garage door emergency release tests? This is a test of the emergency release system that serves two purposes: It ensures that the emergency release works in the event that you need to use it; and this ensures that your garage door is properly secured the rest of the garage door system.
- Have you had your garage door tested for it’s reverse fuctionality? This is a test to ensure that the door will immediately stop it’s motion and reverse course as soon as it hits an obstruction, no matter what it is. This is one of the most important parts of garage door safety.
- Have you had the photoelectric eyes / sensors tested lately? These are the eyes that tell your opener that nothing is in the way of the garage door’s path.
If you answered no to any of those, you may not be safe from your garage door. Luckily, a call to a qualified garage door repair company can help you fix that!