Safety first! That is one of Overhead Door™’s guidelines. We understand that safety is very important to you and your family as well. The garage door is the largest and heaviest moving part of the home, so it’s important to understand how to properly operate and maintain your garage door. Like with other mechanical device, there is a possibility for a dangerous situation. We want to help you avoid any accidents.
If you have children in your home, be sure to conduct garage safety tests on a regular basis. You want your garage to function properly at all times to help avoid any injuries.
10 Garage Door Safety Tips
- Make sure the garage door opener control is out of reach of children, at least five feet off the ground.
- Visually inspect the garage door for possible wear and tear regularly. Pay close attention to springs, cables, rollers, and pulleys. Do not work to remove, adjust, or repair these parts or anything attached to them. These parts are under high tension and should be examined by trained garage door professionals.
- Check glass on the garage door regularly for cracks.
- Never place fingers between door sections. Consider pinch-resistant door panels to help prevent accidents.
- Inform your children on the possible dangers of garage doors. Explain to them that the garage door is not a toy.
- Unplug the garage door unit or use the lock security switch on the wall console when you are out of town.
- Keep fingers, hands, and arms away from tracks, springs, rollers, etc.
- Avoid leaving the garage door slightly open at the bottom for long periods of time.
- Regularly check all moving parts to make sure they are operating properly.
- Check anything inside of the garage that maybe dangerous.
Review the installation or instruction manuals for safety information for your specific model. If your garage needs an inspection or updates, please contact Overhead Door of Western Kentucky™ at the phone number below.
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