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    1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 30, 2009 6:50 AM by LUCKIEST

    At Your Service Garage Door and Repair Safety Tips

    AYSGarageDoor Newbie
      Hey folks!

      Garage door is probably one of those things that is the least or maybe never on your mind unless it doesn't work. A overhead garage door is probably the largest moving object in your home. The garage door is often operated by an electric door opener. Proper installation, maintenance, and testing is necessary to keep the garage a safe working environment. A garage door and opener that is not installed properly could result in a serious, and in some cases fatal injury.

      At Your Service Garage Door & Repair ( of Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas is proud to offer you these few tips. Print them and review them with your family.

      • READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS IF DOING A SELF INSTALL. Be sure to refer to your garage door and opener owner's manual for details specific to the model you own. (We strongly recommend using a qualified service installer)
      • Make sure your opener has a reversing feature. If a reversing feature is not present, it should be replaced. Garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 are required by federal law to have advanced safety features, which comply.
      • TEST MONTHLY - The overhead garage door MUST reverse on contact with a 1-1/2 inch high object (or a piece of two-by-four lumber laid flat) on the floor. If the door doesn't stop and reverse after contact with the object, disconnect the operator and use the door manually until the operator is replaced or repaired by a qualified technician.
      • You should INSPECT AT LEAST THREE TIMES A YEAR for any loose/missing screws, nuts & bolts or broken/stressed parts on your garage door and opener. Any repairs or adjustment should be service by a qualified professional. We recommend having your garage door professionally service at least every 3 years.
      • Overhead garage door springs, cables, brackets and other hardware attached to the springs, are under VERY HIGH TENSION and, if handled improperly, can cause serious injury. Only a qualified professional or a mechanically experienced person carefully following the manufacturer's instructions should adjust them. The torsion springs (the springs above the door) should only be adjusted by a professional. Do not attempt to repair or adjust torsion springs yourself.
      • Never allow children to play with or use transmitter/remote controls - always keep them out of reach. Children should be supervised by an adult in and around the garage door area.
      • Always check twice for any objects around you when backing out or pulling in! Children especially, bikes, animals, etc.

      Be safe!

      At Your Service Garage Door
      Servicing Dallas/Fort Worth, TX area