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There are reports every year in DeCordova, TX of people suffering serious injury or death from being hit by or trapped underneath a garage door. To ensure safe, trouble-free operation of your garage door and Automatic Opener, our garage door company provides expert service, repair maintenance and adjustments for your garage door and Garage Door Opener System.
A garage door is one of the largest moving objects in your home and is typically used every day, giving you good reason to keep it in proper working order. If not it could become a serious danger to you and your family.
Here at Garage Door Repair DFW we are dedicated to providing safe and reliable products that last for many years. Here are some tips from the manufacturers of our garage doors and Garage Door Openers for keeping your garage door and opener in safe, proper working order.
First, be sure to read your garage door and Garage Door Opener owner's manual for specific information about your Garage Door System. Next, take the time to look over our safety recommendations and tests, below.
Know how to use your Garage Door Opener’s Emergency release feature. Your owner’s manual provides instructions.
Visually inspect your garage door each month. Look at the Garage Door’s Springs, Cables, Rollers And Pulleys for signs of wear. If any of these components appear damaged, contact us and we will send a technician out to inspect your garage door!
These parts are under high tension and require special tools and skilled training for adjustment. Improper handling or disconnection can cause breakage and serious injury. Leave this to the professionals!
To avoid damage to your door or opener, make sure you disable and/or remove any door locks, ropes, or cables prior to operating your opener.
Use the release mechanism on the Garage Door Opener to manually open the door using its interior or exterior lift handles. The door should lift smoothly with little resistance and should stay open halfway, and not fall down, or fling up. If it is difficult to perform this task, your Garage Door may be out of balance and need Garage Door Repair due to premature wear. Give us a call and we can perform maintenance on your door to inspect and re-balance it!
To prevent accidents when a garage door is closing, invest in a garage door opener that features photoelectric eye safety beams, which are mounted a few inches off the floor and send an invisible beam across the door’s path. If the invisible beam is broken, the Garage Door will automatically reverse to its fully open position. The invisible beam provides added safety to the auto-reverse mechanism, as the door does not have to contact an object in order to reverse.
Periodically test the balance of your garage door. Start with the door closed and follow these easy steps:
If you have a Garage Door Opener, use the release mechanism so you can operate the door by hand when doing this test.
You should be able to lift the garage door smoothly with little resistance.
Once lifted, the garage door should stay in place halfway.
If the garage door does not stay open, it needs to be adjusted by a Qualified Garage Door Technician.
If your garage door is out of balance call us at Garage Door Repair DFW so we can properly adjust your door safely.
Make sure your Garage Door Opener has a reversing feature. If a reversing feature is not present, it should be replaced. All garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993, are required by federal law to have advanced safety features that comply with the latest U.L. 325 standards.
Contact Garage Door Repair DFW at 817-779-4455 for additional information.
Test the reversing feature every month using these steps:
Test the garage door balance as explained above. If the door is properly balanced, then proceed.
With the door fully open, place a 1-1/2-inch piece of wood (a two-by-four-inch block laid flat) on the floor in the center of the door.