There are so many things that we use every day without even thinking twice about. Your garage door is probably one of those items. Using your garage door opener to get in and out of your house is something that we do automatically. The convenience of garage doors is something that we may not truly appreciate until it does not work properly. As a homeowner you can make sure that you help keep your garage door functioning as it should by practicing some simple safety tips. If you have children at your home you will want to pay special attention to these first few tips! Children do not fully understand how dangerous garage doors can be. Garage doors are extremely heavy and have lots of moving parts to them. You will want to talk to your children and help them understand that garage doors are not toys. They need to be careful when they are around the garage door.
Children Should Not Play with the Garage Door Button or Remote Control
Many children love to push the buttons and watch the garage door open and close. Allowing them to play with it could cause your garage door to break from the repetitive motions. Children are also not aware enough to pay attention to things or people that may be in the way of the garage door. Garage doors do have a safety reverse feature but if yours is not functioning properly someone or something could get hurt.
Don’t Try to Race Garage Door Closing
One game that children like to play with their garage door is a little game where they try to race the garage door. Never try to enter or exit the garage by racing under a moving garage door. People are severely injured every year from playing this dangerous game.
Test Auto Reverse on Garage Door
In order to prevent your garage door from closing down on a person or object you will want to test your reverse feature every few months. Place a piece of wood in the way of garage door and press try closing your garage door. If the safety reversal feature is functioning properly when your garage door hits the wood it will immediately start to reverse back up. If it closes down on your piece of wood you will want to have one of our technicians here at AAA Action Garage Doors come and take a look at it immediately.
Garage Door Inspection
Every month you should take time to do a visual inspection of your garage door and all of the parts attached to it. You will want to look at the springs, cables, rollers, and pulleys for any signs of wear and tear. You will also want to look at all of the nuts and bolts to make sure that they are tightened like they should be. If you notice something wrong with your garage door parts call AAA Action Garage Doors. Performing work on your garage door can be dangerous and could cause injury.
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If you take all of these steps you will definitely help your garage door work properly on a regular basis. No one wants to find out just how much they love their garage door by having it break down. Call AAA Action Doors for all your garage door needs!