Valuable safety tips for garage doors.

Posted 2/9/2020

To celebrate National Garage Safety Month, we have put together some valuable garage door safety tips to help keep your garage door in top condition and your family protected from unexpected accidents. If you add a few simple garage door tips to your routine, you can safely use the largest machine in your home and keep your garage door in good shape.

To avoid unforeseen accidents, observe the following safety tips for the garage door:

When opening or closing the garage door, listen for strange noises. A peculiar sound may be an indication of worn and loose components or a misalignment requiring immediate inspection.

When operating your garage door, make sure pets and children stay clear of the area. Garage doors are extremely heavy and dangerous; you do not want your pet or your child to be trapped in any of the moving parts!

To avoid personal injury, keep hands, feet and fingers away from any moving parts.

If your door is hit by the car, even without obvious signs of damage, you can err on the side of caution and call a professional. Even a minor shock can cause a large misalignment, and either the springs or the door will break much faster.

Keep your wall-mounted remotes and openers out of reach of children. This will protect against unexpected personal injury by closing or opening doors with others around.

Keep your garage door closed when you leave. If the garage door is left open, you may inadvertently expose your home to unwanted visitors.

If you keep your garage door opener in the car, do your best to keep it hidden. If your car is stolen, a thief may have access to your home through the garage.

While away on vacation, take the extra care by rummaging the garage door. This prevents the thieves from having easy access to your home.

A broken or unbalanced door is extremely dangerous to operate. Keep your doors in optimum condition and avoid accidents by scheduling routine maintenance inspection.

Once you hit the control switch on your opener, don't go away. Take a few extra seconds to make sure the garage door is completely closed.

If you haven't already, install an "electric eye". The "electric eye" is a motion sensor mounted a few centimeters above the ground. If the sensor detects movement, the door stops immediately.

We hope these garage door safety tips will help you maintain the health and performance of your garage door, as well as protect you and your family from harm.




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