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All about the Garage Door Reverse Mechanism
By law, all automatic garage doors manufactured in 1993 or later must have the reverse mechanism installed. Of course with every important technologic tool comes maintenance. If your garage door continues to close and refuses to reverse when objects are lying underneath it, it could be a huge hazard potentially crushing small children, pets, or even your own car. Depending on whether your garage is a single or a two-door and whether or not it’s insulated, your garage could weigh over 150 pounds, enough to easily crush someone or something. That’s why the reverse mechanism is such a vital safety measure your garage door is equipped with and should always be in working order.
Service Your Reverse Mechanism As Soon As You Can
Performing a reverse mechanism test on your own can be dangerous considering you’re risking getting your door out of balance. Being a professional garage door service company, we know all the right tips and tricks to ensure your garage’s reverse mechanism is properly tested. Normally, if the reverse mechanism works, the door would reverse immediately should it counter any object before reaching the floor. In case the door isn't reversing, it should be fixed as soon as possible. Again, it is highly not recommended dealing with the problem on your own in order to avoid any damage to you or your system. Reverse test is a part of our full maintenance service, which also includes lubrication, parts replacement and minor repairs.