Garage Door Safety Made Simple
A garage door is a large door that opens into a garage space. It can be automatic or manual. The doors are generally large enough to accommodate vehicles. Small garage doors tilt-back across the garage ceiling and large doors roll back on tracks or roll up above the doorway. When most garage doors installed with the latest technology, you should still be cautious when using them. The garage door is one of the most significant moving objects in your home. While these doors keep your vehicles safe, if you are not cautious when using them, they can be harmful. Below you will find a list of precautions and safety tips that can be taken to prevent accidents.
Checking the safety sensors for your garage door
The safety sensors are attached to the rails about six inches off the floor on which the door slides. The purpose of the sensor is to reverse the door’s position if it senses that a person or animal walks under it while it is closing.
Understand the emergency release controller
With every garage installation comes a booklet with instructions and guides. Please read it thoroughly and familiarize yourself with how to use the release controller.
Hiring a Professional to fix the damage
We are living in an era where people tend to want to do repairs on their own, but in this case, you must call a professional if there is damage to your garage door. This will not only be safer but could help in maintaining your garage door, as a profession will ensure it is repaired properly and could identify any other problems.
Testing the force of the garage door
You should test the garage’s force down by pushing down on the door when it’s going up or pushing up while it’s going down. If the garage door is working correctly, it should stop when pressure is applied to it. If it doesn’t respond, it means that you need to get it checked.
Ensuring there are no obstructions
Easiest garage door safety measures are visual. Always check to ensure that nothing is obstructing the movement of the door.
Keeping small children away
Ensure that small children are kept away from the garage door, especially when it is in motion.
Do inspection for safety
To aid in maintaining your garage door you can do a monthly inspection of the cables, pulley, and rollers. This will allow you to identify any wear and tear that could lead to a dangerous situation.
Always open the garage door before starting a vehicle.
The exhaust that escapes from the vehicle when it’s turned on is toxic, so to avoid inhaling those fumes, it’s best to open the door so that the fumes go outside instead.
Close garage door properly for safety
You should always check and ensure that you close your garage door properly before going inside to prevent criminals from entering.
A garage door can be safe as long as you maintain it and follow it’s recommended safety tips and guidelines.
If you need any safety maintenance, give us a call.