Salt Lake City Garage Door Safety
How do you know if your garage door is safe? Do you know if it’s safe right now? How do you know that your garage door is not plotting some sort of murderous rampage that begins with your pets, then moves on to your children, until finally, it has it’s eyes set on you. Why would it stop there? With your neighborhood immediately in front of it, and the world after it, we’re talking about a serious issue here.
Okay, so we’re joking a bit, but really, garage door safety is something that is very important, yet no one seems to understand how important it really is, or how simple it is to keep up on it; allow us to shed some light on this for you. In order to ensure that your garage door is safe, there are three simple tests that need to be performed regularly by a qualified garage door company:
Force and reverse tests. These are the most important style of safety tests, because it tests the built in safety system that stops your garage door from truly being a killer. Built in to each system is a simple feature where the garage door will stop, and / or reverse course when it hits something. Left untested, this feature could no longer work.
Photoelectric eye tests. These eyes are what tell the garage door that there’s nothing in it’s path when closing; left untested, the eyes could be faulty, leading to the garage door closing on someone, or some thing.
Emergency release tests. The emergency release is a simple feature built into every garage door to make sure that you can operate your garage door manually in the event of an emergency / power outage. If left untested, you may trapped in the event of an emergency.
Now that you know a little bit about all of this, ask yourself whether or not you feel safe around your garage door.