Signs That You May Need to Call for an Overhead Door Service

Garage door openers are a great convenience. They allow you to activate your door without having to get out of your car. However, these devices can also be deadly. In order to avoid accidents due to improper use of door openers, garage door manufacturers have incorporated safety features into their garage door assemblies. These features have become mandatory. However, since they all rely on the functionality of a multitude of electrical and mechanical components, these features can develop problems. That is why you need to test your garage door safety features regularly. In case you notice anything unusual, pick up your phone and call for a professional overhead door service.

The first safety feature that you should test is the obstruction sensor. This sensor is mounted about six inches off the ground, on both sides of the door opening. In order to test the functionality of these sensors, follow this procedure. With the door open, press the button to close the door. Now, using a stick, break the laser beam between the sensor (simply place the stick in between the sensors). Your garage door should reverse. With the door stopped and the stick breaking the laser beam, press the button to close the door. Your door should do nothing. If your door continues to close when the sensors are activated, then you need to have it serviced as soon as possible.

Another safety feature that you need to test is the door’s balance. Every door should open and close smoothly even when it’s disconnected from the opener. So, unhook your garage door from your drive system and try stopping it in different positions. The door should remain in the position. If the door closes or opens by itself, then the balance is off and needs to be readjusted. Call a professional overhead door service for the task.

You should test the functionality of your door’s safety system at least once a year. If you notice any problems, then you need to have them fixed in a timely manner. Houston A-Bald Overhead is a reputable garage door service provider. We offer quality and reliable services at fair rates for both residential and commercial clients in Houston, TX. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (281) 701-0207.