Safety Tips for Garage Doors
Your garage door is one entry among other doors in your house; therefore, when its space is used not only for your cars but also for your children’s play area or space for your home projects, then you have to make regular checks on your automatic garage door to see to it that it’s safe and sound. Here are safety considerations to follow to guarantee protection on your garage.
If there are small children, you must see to it that the control button of the garage door opener is installed at a secure location where it is not within reach of your small children.
See to it that your children do not play with the garage door remote control.
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As soon as your automatic garage door has been installed, require the company installer to perform a demo in the automatic opening and closing of the garage door, as well as teaching how to use the garage door’s emergency release feature.
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Take the habit of inspecting, on a monthly basis, your garage door and its features, like springs, cables, rollers and pulleys, if there are signs of wear. Always ask for a trained door repairman to fix any worn-out parts, as these have been installed under high tension.
A good measure of testing the garage door-opener’s reversing mechanism is to either put a 2 x 4 board or a roll of paper towel in the door’s path. Always call a trained door repairman to fix your garage door, especially if it does not make a reverse after contacting the 2 x 4 board or a roll of paper towel in the door’s path and, later in the future, wisely consider changing for a new garage door, which has an auto-reverse mechanism.
See to it that you do not leave the garage door partially open because it will have a tendency to move downward and may hit any object in its path.
As part of the safety precaution and training to your children, tell them to never place their fingers between door sections and explain the dangers that may happen.
Make sure that when you and your family is away, unplug the garage door opener or else use a vacation lock console security switch which can render the remote unusable.
Always bear in mind that home intrusion can be accessed by either stealing the remote garage door opener or your car with the remote control in it. An alternative approach to prevent this is to own a key chain remote. It may be a small inconvenience in exchange for the safety and security of your home; so, always lock the entry to the inside of your home, most especially, if your remote garage door opener is programmed to your vehicle.