DIY Garage Door Safety Checks

As the largest moving part in your home, garage doors play an important role in our day to day lives. Most of us use our garage door as the main entrance and exit to our homes. And this is why we are often called upon for garage door repair in Anoka County. People use their garage doors so often, it’s no wonder the doors undergo a lot of wear and tear. One of the best things you can do for yours and your family’s well-being is making sure your garage doors are safe. Here are a few tips.


    • Take a look at the photoelectric eye. This is an important safety feature that helps the garage door open and close properly. The eye is what can sense an obstruction and keep the garage door from closing on a person, car or other object and possibly injuring someone or causing damage. The eye should be no higher than six inches above the floor of the garage. Take a piece of wood or a similar object that is more than six inches tall and block one of the eyes. The garage door should not close. If it does, you should call on us for garage door repair.


    • Make sure you visually inspect your garage door several times a year, as we have covered in previous blog posts. Make sure all of the moving parts are cleaned and properly lubricated with a lubricant that is specifically made for garage doors. If you spot any signs of damage, call us for garage door repair.


    • Check your garage door’s balance. Close the garage door and pull on the opener release mechanism. This will allow you to maneuver the door by hand. You should be able to lift the door with a small amount of effort on your part, and it should stay open about three or four feet above the floor. Again, if this is not happening, give us a call and we can send out one of our technicians for the necessary garage door repair.


So when you need garage door repair in Anoka County, call Premium Garage Door Service at 763-607-3402 or Request Service.