broken garage door system sensors

Imagine this scenario: You are having a great morning. You're awake on time, ate a good breakfast and a nice, new outfit on. You head to your garage and get in your car only to find that when you press the button on your keyless entry remote nothing happens. The garage door just won't open no matter how many times you press the button. Then it dawns on you that your door's sensors aren't working. Garage door sensors are crucial to modern garage doors because they can tell when something is obstructing the door, sending a signal to the opener system that allows the door to open and shut. This small piece of equipment has saved many people from injury and damage to cars and property.


Garage door sensors work by way of “eyes” that emit a beam of infra-red light. Garages have two sensors, one on either side of the door. Both of them need to be working for the garage door to work safely. This means that their infra-red beams have to be lined up. If one or both of the sensors isn’t working, call a service company to check it.


Sometimes, the problem with the sensors is as simple as dirty lenses that the homeowner can simply clean. The two garage door sensors also might be out of alignment. Other problems are more involved and may require the assistance of professionals like ours at All American Garage Doors. There might be problems with the wiring or even water damage from rain or rodents chewing the wire and causing a shortage.


If you find yourself in this situation it may be time to call the experts at All American Garage Doors. Serving Miami and  the South Florida area since 1983, our certified experts have the years of experience and knowledge to help you with all aspects of residential and commercial garage door installation, repair, and maintenance. From fixing broken springs to troubleshooting faulty garage door opener systems to detecting bad sensors,  All American Garage Doors has you covered. We are here to help you with all your home or office garage door sensor repair needs.  Even after the hard work is done, we'll keep you on track with on of our maintenance plans, ensuring you don't have any major issues to deal with in the future.


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