When you think of potential hazards in your home, your garage door will not be on the top list. However, it should be on top. Why?
According to recent reports, approximately 30 000 garage-related injuries occur every year.
This simply shows garage door systems, especially the older models, can pose a significant threat to you and your family.
That is why we’ve decided to compile the following safety tips to help you keep safe.
- Take caution while the door is in motion
Sometimes when in a hurry, you may find yourself quickly opening the garage door, grabbing what you need and pressing the door switch to close, and rushing out while the door is locking at the same time.
You may feel like you have everything under control, but it only takes one mistake for all hell to break loose. There’s a chance you might trip or slip and fall while the door falls on you. So, for your safety, take your time and make sure you’ve closed or opened the door as it should.
- Proper maintenance goes a long way
Part of being safe is ensuring that your door functions correctly. Here’s what to do:
- Tighten any loose parts
- Ensure your garage door is balanced properly
- Apply lubrication to all moving parts
- Inspect the door regularly and make all needed repairs. However, don’t attempt any repairs on your own, especially rollers repairs, spring repairs, and even cable repairs. Always hire an expert for these.
- Ensure that all your safety features are working
The best part about modern garage door models is they come with safety features such as automatic reversal systems, infrared motion detectors, and emergency manual release.
Always test these features to make sure they are working, and if you’re still using an old model, it may be time to consider a garage door replacement.
- Keep openers and remotes away from kids’ reach
Kids will always be excited to open and close a door at the touch of a button. But that excitement can quickly turn into your worst nightmare, so keep your remotes and openers away from your kids’ reach.
Let TEC Services Garage Door Repair Help Keep You Safe by Hiring Our Garage Door Services
As mentioned before, garage door services should be left to professionals. You can trust our experts for the best and high-quality work. We’ll also ensure to set you with the appropriate safety sensors.
If you reside in Palmdale, CA, and the surrounding areas, give us a call.