Garage doors are something you use every day, and likely taken for granted. That doesn’t mean you should become too relaxed when it comes to safety. Garage doors can cause injury, but fortunately there are a few things you can do to mitigate the risks.
Being that there are so many garage door repair companies in the country, choosing a trustworthy one to work with can be a challenging task. With that in mind, we at R&S Overhead Garage Door, Inc. take the time to guide you on how to make an informed choice:
1. Ask for Recommendations
Some of your family members, friends, co-workers or neighbors may have already worked with a reputable garage door repair service provider. Ask them for recommendations and listen to what they have to say first before making a decision. Their warnings and positive referrals can help you take the right direction.
2. Online Reputation
After getting one or two recommendations, it’s time for you to go online and check out their ratings and reviews. A company that has positive feedback from satisfied clients will likely also be an excellent choice for you.
3. Compare Rates
Garage door companies often offer the same types of services at different prices. Getting multiple bids will give you a clear idea of the standard rates and enable you to settle for the best possible deal. Apart from the price, you should also make sure that you compare the warranties offered by the companies.
4. Evaluate Total Experience
The last thing you want is to work with a novice garage door service provider who hasn’t been in the industry long enough. Instead of fixing the problem, they may end up aggravating it. A company that’s been repairing garage doors for many years will most certainly have the knowledge and experience needed to deliver quality services.
Having been operational for more than 40 years, we pride ourselves in having highly trained technicians who are equipped with state-of-the-art tools that enable them to handle both small and complicated garage door repair projects in a timely and effective fashion. Contact us today for more information or to get a free estimate.
Check the Automatic Reverse
Your garage door contains auto-reverse sensors on either side of its rails. Their purpose is to reverse the direction of your garage door if an animal or person walks underneath it while closing. Check these sensors by lowering your garage door and then placing an object in front of one sensor. If the door does not immediately reverse direction, have us look at it right away.
Safeguard your Garage Door Opener
Injuries can also happen if your garage door opener is used improperly. As such, you should safeguard your garage door opener by:
- Keeping it out of the reach of children.
- Unplugging the opener unit when you are on vacation.
- Using a keychain remote rather than leaving the opener in your vehicle where it is likely to be stolen.
- Choosing an opener with rolling-code technology, which will prevent unauthorized parties from performing “code grabbing.”
Of course, you should also check your garage door opener on a regular basis to ensure it is functioning properly. Consider replacing your unit if it already has some age on it.
Watch your Fingers
You can easily get your fingers pinched in between sections of your garage door. Keep your hands off of the door while it is opening and closing and see that any children in your household do the same.
Maintaining garage door safety does not have to be difficult. Inspect your door on a regular basis, and then contact us if you discover any issues. The sooner you have us look at them, the safer you and your family will be.