Garage Door Safety Is Everyones
Business ~ Call Accent if you have questions or need help.
A few simple precautions can protect
your family and friends from potential harm. Please take a
few minutes to read the following safety and maintenances
tips. Refer to your garage manual for details specific to
the model you own. Then check the operation of you garage
door and automatic opener.
Teach Your Children
About Garage Door And Opener Safety
Garage door openers are not toys.
Careless operation and allowing children to play with or use
garage door opener controls can lead to tragic results.
Discuss garage door safety with your children. Explain the
danger of being trapped under the door.
When using the push-button or
transmitter, keep the door in sight until it completely
stops moving. Teach children never to play under of near an
open garage door.
Can Prevent Tragedies
Take a few minutes to inspect and test
your complete garage door system. Make monthly inspection
and testing a part of your regular routine. Safety is
everyones business. Make garage door opener safety
automatic in your home.
Consult owners manuals for additional
recommended maintenance for your models of door and opener.
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 with the latest U.L. 325 standards.
Contact your manufacturer or installer for additional
Test the reversing feature every month.
First, test the balance of the door
(see 'Door Balance' below). If the
door is properly balanced, then proceed.
With the door fully open, place a
1-1/2 thick piece of wood (a 2x4 laid flat) on the floor
in the center of the door.
Push the transmitter or wall button to
close the door. The door must reverse when it strikes the
wood. (Note that the bottom part of one piece doors must
be rigid so that the door will not close without reversing.)
If the door does not reverse, have it
repaired or replaced. Accent Garage Doors can adjust,
repair or replace the opener or door. 713-898-4228 or 832-372-1722
Look at the garage door springs,
cables, rollers, pulleys, and other door hardware for signs
of wear. If you suspect problems, have a qualified person
Springs are under high tension. Only qualified persons
should adjust them. Call your Accent representative today!
Garage door springs, cables, brackets
and other hardware attached to the springs, are under high
tension and, if handled improperly, can cause serious
injury. Only a qualified professional or a mechanically
experienced person carefully following the manufacturers
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
Regularly lubricate the moving parts of
the door. However, do not lubricate plastic parts such as
plastic rollers and plastic idler bearings. Consul the door
owners manual for the manufacturers recommendation.
Periodically test the balance of your
Start with the door closed.
If you have a garage door opener, use
the release mechanism so you can operate the door by hand
when doing this test.
You should be able to lift the door
smoothly and with little resistance. It should stay open
around three to four feet above the floor. If it does not,
it is out of adjustment. Have it adjusted by a qualified
"I was pleasantly surprised by the quick response and professional manner in which my garage door was repaired. I had no idea that someone would be at my home within the hour to repair the door and do a thorough job in checking all the components and making sure the overall operation of the door would be operating at optimum level when the company left my residence. I even inquired about establishing a yearly maintenance contract. The cost of the repair was very reasonable. Will definitely refer to others." ~ LaVerne S., Pearland, TX.