Keeping you Safe! The garage is the main entry point of the home, opening and closing an average of four times a day. With that amount of foot traffic it’s essential to keep track of your garage door activity and ensure you are maintaining a safe, functioning garage door as well as the opener.
Keeping you Safe!
Garage Door Safety Tips:
Keeping your garage door in working order is also important to safety.
Test the reversing mechanism by placing a 2-inch by 4-inch board in the door’s path. If the door does not reverse after contacting the object, call a qualified garage door professional for repair.
If the opener has not been replaced since 1993, replace the garage door opener with a new one that has safety beams and auto-reverse as a standard feature.
Consult the owner’s manual and learn how to use the garage door’s emergency release feature.
Keep the little ones safe when playing in or around the garage door.
Make sure the garage door opener control button is out of the reach of children and their small fingers and also do not let them play with garage door remote controls.
Visually inspect the garage door each month. Pay particular attention to springs, cables, rollers and pulleys for signs of wear.
Do not attempt to remove, adjust or repair springs, cables, rollers and pulleys or anything attached to them. These parts are under high tension and should only be fixed by a trained garage door professional.
Never place fingers between door sections and explain the dangers to children. If you have small children, consider a door with panels that can’t pinch.
Do not leave the garage door partially open. When activated again, it may travel downward and also come in contact with an object in its path. This also impacts your home’s security as well.
While on vacation, unplug the garage door opener unit or use a vacation lock console security switch, which renders remotes unusable and is an optional accessory to most openers.
If the opener does not have rolling-code technology, which changes the access codes each time the opener is access to prevent code grabbing. Make sure to change the manufacturer’s standard access codes on the opener and also the remote control. In addition, consider investing in a newer model with more safety and security features that are now standard.
A new trend in home invasion is gaining access to the home by stealing the opener or car. Never leave the remote control in the car or with a parking attendant. Consider using a key chain remote as well as lock the entry to the inside of your home: Especially if your opener is in your vehicle. It is a small inconvenience for safety and security.
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