PBA Tip of the Day brought to you by John LaBounty with Legends Garage Door (623) 466-3699.There are simple maintenance tasks you can complete yourself to be able to check the safety and security of your garage door system. Whenever you are inspecting the garage, be sure to alert everyone in the home. This way, the door is not opened or closed by anyone until you are finished, ensuring that you stay safe during the inspection.A visual inspection should be completed each month to determine if every aspect appears in order. The garage door should be checked while closed, with a review of the springs, rollers, cables, mounting hardware and more. Be on the lookout for cable fraying or wear. Is the hardware that is used for mounting the door beginning to loosen? If it appears as though something does not look right or sound right during your inspection, you might have a larger problem.A reversing mechanism test should also be run each month. Open the door fully and use a piece of wood, such as a 2×4, and place it in the center of the opening where the door is located. Push the opener or wall button to shut the garage door. Once the door hits the wood, it should go in reverse automatically. If it does not, it should be serviced to fix the issue.