Garage Door Safety Inspection Manhasset

A garage door inspection typically includes a comprehensive evaluation of all components to ensure the door operates safely and efficiently. Here are the key elements included in a H&O garage door inspection:

  1. Visual Inspection:

    • Door Panels: Check for damage, dents, cracks, and rust.
    • Weather Stripping: Inspect for wear and tear, and ensure it seals properly.
    • Tracks: Ensure they are aligned, clean, and free of debris.
    • Cables: Look for fraying, wear, and proper tension.
  2. Hardware Check:

    • Hinges: Inspect for wear and proper operation.
    • Rollers: Check for wear, proper operation, and lubrication.
    • Brackets: Ensure they are securely attached and not damaged.
    • Fasteners: Tighten any loose bolts and screws.
  3. Balance Test:

    • Disengage the opener and manually lift the door to check if it stays open at various heights, indicating proper balance.
  4. Spring Assessment:

    • Torsion Springs: Check for signs of wear, rust, and proper tension.
    • Extension Springs: Inspect for damage and proper safety cable attachment.
  5. Safety Features:

    • Photo Eye Sensors: Ensure they are aligned and free from obstructions.
    • Auto-Reverse Mechanism: Test to confirm the door reverses upon contact with an object.
  6. Opener System:

    • Motor: Listen for unusual noises and ensure smooth operation.
    • Chain/Belt: Inspect for proper tension and lubrication.
    • Remote Controls and Wall Switch: Test for proper functionality.
  7. Lubrication:

    • Apply appropriate lubricant to hinges, rollers, springs, and other moving parts to ensure smooth operation.
  8. Weather Conditions:

    • Inspect for any potential issues caused by weather, such as water damage, rust, or warping.
  9. Overall Operation:

    • Open and close the door several times to check for smoothness, unusual sounds, or jerky movements.

By thoroughly checking these components, H&O garage door inspection ensures that the door is safe, secure, and functioning correctly. Regular inspections can help prevent accidents and costly repairs by identifying and addressing issues early.

Our Tune Up Include:

  • A diagnostic inspection focusing  on the door sections, track, tension of the spring and balance system.
  • Inspect pulleys and rollers.
  • Rebalance door when necessary.
  • Lubricate garage door opener chains and all moving parts.
  • Test down force pressure of garage door opener.
  • Check that electronic eyes are aligned.

H&O Garage Safety 

  • Clearly mark all poisons and flammables and place out of a child’s reach. Children can be very curious. Make sure that all paints, pesticides, oils, gas, etc., are clearly marked and in a place where they cannot be reached by a child or spilled by accident.
  • Make sure tools and ladders are properly stowed away. A ladder should never be left in an upright position. Fold the ladder and hang or place along the sidewall of your garage so that it won’t fall on anyone: children will not be enticed to climb on it and it will not cause someone to fall. Also, make sure all sharp and pointed objects are carefully secured out of reach.
  • A garage door is not a toy. While many children find it fun to run beneath the door while in motion, this is very unsafe and childrear distance from the garage door while it is in motion.
  • Check your garage door for the safety “electric eyes” or sensors. If your garage door is older, or if it has not been properly maintained or installed, you may not have functional safety sensors on your garage door. These are located near the bottom, left and right sides, of the garage door and should be approximately 4-6 inches from the garage floor. The safety sensors should be properly connected and aligned.
  • Call H&O Garage Door Services Mahasset for garage door maintenance, tune-ups, and spring replacement. Garage Doors that are not properly maintained can be not only a nuisance but also a safety hazard. The torsion springs (located at the top center of the garage door) are under extreme pressure and can cause severe injury if they should snap. A broken spring can also cause the sudden fall of a garage door. If your garage door spring breaks call H&O Garage Door Services Mahasset for a trained technician to replace your spring.
  • You should also keep garage door opener remotes and transmitters out of children’s reach. Make sure that no one is near, or touching, the garage door while it is in motion and close your door down when not in site, without additional safety features or precautions. Aside from the size and weight of the garage door crushing a person, there are also many hinges and folds in a garage door, of which hands and fingers are often the subject of injuries.