Garage door safety guide03/09/2015 Back To Blog
While homeowners look for garage doors that operate smoothly as they are used on daily basis, they need to consider the safe operation of the doors too. Since they are huge and heavy, they can be dangerous if not handled properly. Therefore, it is important to ensure the door operation is smooth. Proper garage door maintenance and repair is essential. Here are some ways in which homeowners can avoid injury or damage to visitors, family members or themselves.
Things to refrain from
* Garage doors are not playthings to fiddle with. They are dangerous and very heavy, and like any other dangerous equipment, need to be handled with care
* Pets and children should be kept away from door and should not be allowed to play with the garage door opener mechanism.
* Children should not be allowed to play or stand near the door, especially when it is moving.
* Children should not be allowed to use the push button wall mounted control or the remote control
Things to do
You need to place all wall mounted control mechanisms a minimum of five feet from the floor to keep away curious kids. During operation, the door should be in your view to ensure that the place is clear of any obstacles. Fingers, hands and feet should be kept away from the door to prevent injury. Maintaining all garage door parts properly is necessary for your safety and saves money on garage door repair. An improperly balanced door is very dangerous and should be examined by the professional experts at our garage door service company.
Since garage doors serve most often as the first mode of entry for most homes, seeing to their safety is very important. A door should have proper safety mechanism in it. Some of the common safety mechanisms present include automatic door openers that have sensor eyes mounted on either side of the door.
Sensors help in controlling the door movement and are created to stop the door movement and reverse it when they sense any obstacles in their path. Having the door maintained by checking on the garage door springs, rollers and other parts regularly will prevent any untoward happenings and keep you and your family safe.