A broken or damaged garage door can be an inconvenient and expensive repair, sure. But they can also pose a greater risk to yourself and those around you if an accident involving your garage door ever happens. Garage door injuries are quite frequent too. In fact, garage doors injure around 30,000 adults and children each year. While some injuries are the result of faulty garage door operators, sometimes even the most severe injuries can be avoided. Keep these garage door safety tips from American Veteran Garage Doors in mind and you can avoid some of the potential dangers involved with garage doors.
Keep The Remote Out Of The Reach Of Children
One of the main reasons that accidents happen around the home is because some people, usually children, don’t really know any better. Kids are curious explorers and anything that catches their eye can become a toy, even your garage door remote. When children get ahold of your garage door remote, they will surely click it repeatedly and cause the garage door to open, close, or jam. Needless to say, you don’t want children running around and playing under a garage door that is in motion. To prevent this, keep your garage door remote in a hard to reach part of your home or your car.
Inspect Your Garage Door Monthly
Inspections are an important part of garage door safety. A garage door has a lot of moving parts that help make sure that it runs smoothly. The rollers, tracks, operator, torsion springs, and cables all need to be inspected regularly to make sure that they work properly. The last thing that you want to happen is for your garage door to break while it is in motion. This can cause your garage door to jam or worse, slam to the ground. You can give your garage door a visual inspection on a monthly basis just to make sure that nothing is worn out, rusted, or needing to be lubricated. You can call a professional
Test The Photo-Eye To Make Sure It Works
Among the several areas that American Veteran Garage Doors will inspect on your garage door, the photo-eyes are one of the more important devices. The photo-eyes are sensors that stop the garage door operator from closing when there is an obstruction between the sensors. These sensors can get dirty, become obstructed, or misaligned. All of these issues can cause your garage door to fail.
If your garage door needs to be repaired or inspected, call the experts at American Veteran Garage Doors. Our years of experience can help keep you, your family, and your home safe from garage door malfunctions.