Garage Door Safety Tricks07/20/2015 Back To Blog
The issue of garage door safety is incredibly important and often overlooked. Luckily, the tips and tricks below will make things easier for you and keep garage doors from becoming a safety hazard.
You’ve certainly heard about terrible accidents involving automatic garage doors. Don’t let yourself become a victim, but read our blog post giving you detailed advice on how to stay safe. All of the suggested measures are easy to adopt and don’t require any particular technical knowledge or skills. If you follow them, you will be safe from injuries. Make sure that everyone else using the electric door in your house knows the shared tricks and will apply them. There can never be too many measures for protecting yourself and the people that you care for. Get one step closer to high safety by reading the post.
Keeping the Controls Safe
This is the first and most important thing you should do with your garage door: Keep the remote and controls safe. Don't let children play with the remote (the reasons should go without saying) and keep it away from them in a place only you have access to. This will prevent any accidental mishaps that could seriously injure a child or even you.
The Power of the Owner's Manual
The owner's manual is the perfect weapon against ignorance, granted you can sit down and actually set aside the time to read it. If reading the manual, it will put you several steps ahead of everyone else. Knowing the ins and outs of the door keeps you safe. If noticing anything going wrong with it, the manual is right there to consult with.
Door Position and Movement
When the door is moving, especially the motorized parts and thin, tightly-coupled metal, it can be quite dangerous. Make sure that you don't have your fingers or hands anywhere near the rolling wheels or metal segments of the door while it is in operation. Keep an eye out for your children as well, especially if they've already had an injury while in the area.
Do not leave the door partially open – this causes unnecessary wear and tear on the parts and is generally not how it was designed to operate. It may also confuse the electronics in the system, possibly creating a hazardous situation for anyone nearby. Leaving it partially open will also stress the mechanisms holding the door up, shortening their life span.
Finally, while you're away, disconnect the garage door motor to keep it from triggering.This will save a bit on the electric bill plus you don't want anything to happen while you're not around to address it.
Overall, these tips will help keep your garage door running smoothly and safely.