As a homeowner, you know how important it is to keep your family safe. For that reason, most people decide to have a sensor that detects movement. These safety sensors are designed to prevent the door from closing if something is in the way. Over time, however, garage door sensors can become dirty or damaged and stop working correctly. That’s why it’s essential to have them regularly checked by a professional.
At Southwest Garage Door, we offer comprehensive maintenance services to ensure your sensors are always functioning correctly. We’ll clean them, test them, and make any necessary repairs or adjustments. We’ll also advise you on keeping them in good working order between our visits.
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How Does A Garage Door Sensor Work?
A garage door safety sensor is a gadget that uses infrared light to sense motion in the path of the garage door. If the beam is broken, it triggers a signal that tells the garage door opener to stop or reverse the door.
Most sensors are delicate, so they’ll stop working if they become dirty or damaged. Over time, sensors can become covered in dirt, dust, and pollen, which can cause them to malfunction. In the same way, a small crack in the sensor lens can also cause problems.
How Do I Know If There’s A Problem With My Garage Door Sensor?
There are a few signs that indicate it’s time to have your garage door sensor checked or replaced:
Opening Or Closing With Difficulty
Our experience has taught us that one of the first signs that a garage door sensor goes wrong is when the door starts to open or close with difficulty. If you notice this happening, it’s essential to get in touch with us right away so we can take a look and prevent further damage.
The Door Is Making Strange Noises
We all know that our garage doors shouldn’t make any noise when operating correctly. If you hear strange noises from your door, it’s a good idea to call our professionals to take a look. It could be something as simple as a loose screw or a more serious issue that needs to be addressed.
The Door Seems Unbalanced
If you find out that the garage door is out of balance it’s the reason why the safety sensor is not working correctly. However, you can stay calm as we are able to go and fix it.
Keep Your Sensor Working With Southwest Garage Doors
If the sensor is giving you any trouble, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We offer comprehensive sensor maintenance services that keep your door working correctly for years. In addition, we provide 24-hour emergency service, so if you have an issue with your remote, we’re always available to assist.
Our experts are highly trained and skilled to perform any task related to garage doors, so you can rest assured that your home is in good hands. Contact us today to schedule a service visit!