If your garage hasn’t been installed or maintained properly, it could pose a serious danger to you and your loved ones. Perhaps your garage door always opens and closes faithfully when you push the button, so you think you’re good to go—but that’s not actually a good indicator of functionality.
Thankfully, there are a few easy ways to test whether your garage door is functioning optimally. Testing only takes a few minutes, which is definitely time well-spent to ensure the safety of everyone who comes into contact with your garage door.
- Check the sides of the garage door to make sure the photo eyes (black sensors) have been mounted no higher than 6 inches off the floor.
- Block the photo eye with an object that’s over 6 inches tall and then press your garage door remote to close the garage door. The garage door shouldn’t close.
- Get an object that’s at least 1.5 inches high in the garage door’s path and then press the close button. The door should reverse off this object without touching it.
Liftmaster, one of the top garage door opener companies in the world, has a helpful video explaining how to conduct this 3-step test. You can check it out here.
Garage door safety concerns
Are you concerned about the safety and reliability of your garage door? We invite you to schedule a garage door evaluation with one of our expert technicians by calling 1-888-578-2360 today. Carroll Garage Doors has been Southern California’s most trusted garage door company for over 28 years. We proudly serve all of Los Angeles and Ventura counties. We’re your best source for garage door sales, installations, service, and repairs. Our top priority is making sure you and your family are able to enjoy the simplicity and convenience of having a garage door while ensuring absolute safety. Our technicians conduct various safety checks on every garage door they work on to make sure each door is in optimal condition and poses absolutely no danger.
This saying is often true – you get what you pay for. That’s certainly true when it comes to garage doors and openers. That’s why Carroll Garage Doors only offers high quality garage doors and openers from top manufacturers like Amarr, Wayne Dalton, Unique Garage Doors, Genie, Liftmaster, and Ranch House Doors. Over the years, we’ve found that garage doors and openers of these brands perform well in terms of safety, reliability, and many other key factors. That’s why we keep selling them and recommending them to our valued customers, year after year.
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Call Carroll Garage Doors at 1-888-578-2360 for all your garage door needs! We want to be your go-to garage door company for maintenance, repairs, replacements, and more. Discover why so many other people in Los Angeles and Ventura counties have relied on us over the years – give us a try today by calling 1-888-578-2360 .