:: Few Steps to Test the Garage Door Reversal Function
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Posted on 2016-10-24 by Author admin

At the end of the day, the goals are simple: safety and security.– Jodi Rell

Safety is definitely the priority of all homeowners. In the recent years, the safety proposition of your garage has definitely increased with the innovation of automatic garage doors. But, improperly operating garage door reversing mechanisms have also lead to multiple injuries and deadly accidents in the recent time.

What is reversing mechanism? Well, it is a crucial garage door component that helps the garage door to quickly reverse if there is any obstacle on the path of the garage door. This safety device, thus, prevents the garage door from smashing on your little ones and pets. There are mainly two parts of the safety system; firstly the motor senses the resistance and reverses the direction when an obstruction is met. Secondly, as a backup to this system, there are usually two infrared sensors. If any object blocks the path of the infrared sensors quick, the garage door opener doesnt activate.

Any garage door opener without this reversal mechanism needs to be substituted. Garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required to have all the safety features. It is thus, important to ensure that the garage door reversal always functions optimally. Heres a list of few steps to test that the garage door reversal function:

  • When the garage door is fully open, place a full roll of paper towels on the floor in the centre of the door.
  • Simply press the remote control. Ideally the garage door must immediately stop when it comes in contact with the paper towels.
  • If the garage door does not reverse, it is advisable to get in touch with a garage door technician who has an in-depth knowledge of all the garage door parts. Only certified technicians can repair and replace the garage door openers with ease.

A Note of Caution: Fixing an inoperable garage door opener depends on the age and model of the garage door opener. The owners manual of the garage door opener provides a clear information about the reversing mechanism. As garage door sensors are comprised of multiple sub-components, only competent service professionals are sufficiently capable of completing the services with ease.

Ideally, garage door owners need to inspect the garage door and the functionality of the garage door opener every thirty days to ensure that the garage door reversal is functioning optimally. If there is a technical or mechanical glitch, homeowners need to disconnect the automatic opener from the garage door. Additionally, homeowners also need to relocate the garage switch high above the garage floor to make sure that the openers are away from the reach of children.

The Bottom Line: For adequate professional services, you can trust the notable services of Garage Door Repair Dayton. The specialists here will not only repair and replace garage door openers but we they can also suggest the most suitable garage door opener that fits your budget and caters to all your specific requirements. Recently, Liftmaster garage door openers have become a preferable option for most garage door owners.

Take adequate safety measures and make your home a safe haven for your loved ones and pets.

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