Posted Monday, June 15th, 2020
Garage Door Safety Month
June is Garage Door Safety Month! There are many ways to make sure that you can practice safety measures for you and your family. Did you know that the garage door is the largest and heaviest moving object in most homes? It can cause severe injury and even death if damaged or misused. Here are some ways your household can know about operating a garage door safely.
- Children should never be allowed to play with or near the garage door or its operating system. Never stand, run or play near any garage door, especially if it is moving.
- Adults should not allow children to access the remote controls or the push button controls for your garage door opener systems. Keep them out of reach of children. Mount your push button at least 5 feet off the ground.
- Never stand or walk under a moving garage door. Never try to enter or exit under a moving garage door.
- When opening or closing the garage door, be sure to keep the door in view until the door is fully open or closed. Please ensure that no adults, children, or animals are near or under the door when it is moving.
- Keep your fingers and hands away from the door sections.
- Keep your garage door properly maintained to keep it operating safely. Annual maintenance by a certified and trained technician is advisable.
- Service on your door opener must be performed when the power is off at the fuse box and is advisable to be done by a professional
- Never attempt to repair a garage door’s springs or cables. These are under extreme tension, and the force of a broken spring or cable can cause severe injury and even death.
- If someone has backed into the garage door, it’s essential to have that door inspected by a professional as soon as you are able. Even if the door does not appear to be severely damaged, it could have been misaligned, creating a dangerous environment.
Give us a call if you have any other questions. We are at your service.