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Basic Garage Door Safety Checks

Last updated 5 years ago

Today’s garage doors have a host of advanced safety features; however, even the most sophisticated hardware needs the occasional inspection to ensure it is working properly. When performing an inspection of your garage door, disconnect the garage door from the opener. This is usually done by pulling on a red hanging cord with a plastic handle.

Your garage door should now move freely, but it’s important to note that it should not roll up or move further down on its own. This is the balance test; if the door does move independently, this may indicate an issue with your cables or springs. Reconnect your garage door to the opener and check the automatic reversing mechanism by placing a piece of wood or other small object underneath the path of the door. As soon as the door contacts the object, it should reverse direction and continue to open. There are other important tests to perform, which you can learn about by watching this video.

GDR Garage Door Repair Service provides the adjustments, repairs, and inspections you need to ensure that your garage door and opener function properly and safely. Call us at (972) 554-7367 to schedule an appointment today.


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