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Simple tests to determine if your garage door is working properly

Posted on February 2, 2015 2:12 pm under Product Liability

Garage doors are heavy, spring-loaded doors essential to keeping your property safe. Through time, though, this massive safety component of the house has been associated with property damages, injuries, and deaths due to inadvertent falls and collisions.

Here are a few tests you can perform to assess the safety of your garage door:

  • Obstruction sensor test – Obstruction sensors are installed four to six inches above the ground at each side of the garage door. To see if they are working properly, place a stick to obstruct the sensors while the garage door closes. If it fails to stop, the sensors are not working properly
  • Reverse test – Place a block of wood on the path of the door. If the door encounters resistance but failed to reverse, the garage door might be defective
  • Balance test – Close the garage door before disconnecting the release mechanism. If you are able to lift the garage door by hand with little difficulty, it means that the garage door is properly running on its tracks

Incidents resulting from garage doors can sometimes be a result of a defective garage door feature. To learn if you are eligible to file a lawsuit after being hurt by a defective garage door in Wisconsin, consult with a lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.