June is National Garage Door Safety Month

Check the Safety Features of your Garage Door Opener, Today!

Check the Safety Features of your Garage Door Opener, Today!

June is National Garage Door Safety Month. Of course, we recommend you test the basic safety features of your garage door opener monthly, but, now is the perfect time to get into the garage and perform this five minute safety test.

First, inspect the sides of the garage door for properly installed photo eyes, also known as safety sensors, mounted no more than six (6) inches off the floor.

Second, block one photo eye with an object over six (6) inches tall, and press the garage door opener’s close button. The garage door should not close.

Third, lay a one and one-half (1.5″) inch object, like a two by four (2×4) block of wood, on the ground in the garage door’s path and press the garage door opener’s close button. The door should touch the object and reverse off the object back to the open position.

If your door fails any of these three safety tests, your garage door needs immediate attention. Call the Door Doctor at 602-495-1555 and we will get an expert technician to your door to inspect, service, and if necessary repair, your garage door or garage door opener so you can be worry free.

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