Your garage door is the largest and most complex door in your home. Garage doors need proper care and maintenance in order to work properly. Because of the complexity and sheer size of garage doors, garage door safety matters should be considered on a regular basis to ensure that your door is always operating properly. Here in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area, our team at Access Garage Doors of Chattanooga is able to assist you with the best in garage door safety tips.
During the month of May, we celebrate Garage Door Safety Month. This month is a yearly reminder to have homeowners check their garage doors for any issues regarding operation that could lead to unsafe situations. Garage door safety measures encourage homeowners to:
- Have a professional perform a maintenance check. A professional should check the door, springs, and opener on a regular basis to ensure all areas are working properly and safely.
- Test the reverse function of your door. A simple check of your reverse function could save a life. Try placing a roll of paper towels, a board or other stationary object in the path of the garage door. It should sense the object and then reverse.
- Practice manual operation of your garage door. If your garage door isn’t connected to power, then you will still need to be able to open and close it. Practice opening and closing your garage door manually to ensure you’ll be able to complete this task in case of a storm, power outage or other problem.
If you have questions about garage door safety or would like your door repaired, we can help. For more information, please give us a call today.