It is easy to take your garage door for granted. You expect it to open and close at the push of a button, time and time again.
Although you are sure to get many years of service out of your garage door, it is important to note that there are safety concerns to be aware of. In other words, if you are not careful you may end up putting yourself and/or your family’s health at risk.
Here are three basic garage door safety tips to keep in mind:
1. If your garage door is malfunctioning, regardless of the reason, don’t attempt to fix the problem on your own. Instead, you are better off calling an experienced professional to your home. This will ensure that the problem is fixed right the first time around.
2. Make sure your motion sensors are always working. These sensors tell the garage door if something or somebody is within the path of the door as it closes. A properly functioning sensor will send the door “back up” if there is an obstruction. If this portion of your system is not working, it is a serious safety hazard.
3. Keep an eye on the condition of your torsion springs. These springs expand and contract each and every time your door opens and closes.
At some point, the springs begin to wear out. It is best to replace the springs before they break and potentially harm you and/or your property.
Note: never attempt to replace torsion springs on your own.
With these three safety tips in mind, you can help ensure that your garage door is 100 percent safe and sound at all times.
If for any reason you feel that your garage door is posing a safety risk, immediately contact a professional repair company.