Your garage door is just as important as your front door, providing a main avenue of access into your home and protecting valuables. Your garage acts as a safe haven for items like your automobile, recreational vehicles, sports equipment and tools. When your garage door fails to perform properly, it can put your personal belongings at risk for theft and can ruin your day. A garage door that doesn’t open or close when and how you would like it to can be extremely frustrating! When you push your remote, or the close button in your garage and nothing happens, there is obviously something that is not working the way that it should be. Some of these issues may involve your garage sensors, and there are a few steps you can take to figure out exactly what the problem is.
Garage Door Safety or Photo Eyes Sensors
Every garage door in the United States sold since 1993 have a standard two part optical sensor, this sensor is sometimes referred to as the safety or photo eyes, that detect whether or not the door is closed and in place and also if someone or something is under the door before it closes completely. This is obviously mostly for safety issues. No one wants to crush a bicycle or worse a person with their garage door. This is when these sensors come in handy.
Adjusting Garage Door Sensor Lights
In most cases, if a garage door looks to be in good shape but is not closing when the remote or button is pushed, it is likely that something is covering one side of the sensor unit or has caused one side or the other to move off-center. When either of these cases occur, the light beam cannot travel a clear path or in a straight line from the transmitter to the receiver. This will prevent the garage door from closing, and leave you scratching your head as to why. Sometimes the problem is a simple fix, like moving an object out of the way that is blocking the sensors. In other cases, a professional may need to be called in to adjust your sensors.
Professional Garage Door Sensor Troubleshooting, Adjustment, Installation, Replacement & Preventative Maintenance in Las Vegas, Summerlin, North Las Vegas & Henderson Nevada
Your garage is home to many projects that can create dust, dirt, and grime. This build up of materials can end up covering the eyes of your sensors and prevent them from working properly. Inspect the transmitter and receiver eyes and clean them with a clean dry towel if there appears to be a layer of filth over them. If you are having difficulties with your garage door and you are not sure where they problem lies, contact AAA Action Garage Doors today.