You may not have realized it, but your garage door is the largest opening in your home. That’s why it is important to keep it safe and prevent accidents from occurring.
How to be Safe Around Garage Doors
Garage door-related accidents are not unusual. In fact, there are many garage door incidents reported from hospitals, ranging from minor to serious injuries. Here are the top safety tips you need to know about garage doors.
1. Check Your Springs and Cables
Your garage door’s springs are the most important and most dangerous part of the door. Make sure to check for signs of wear and tear and replace old springs.
2. Never Attempt a DIY Garage Door Project
Leave the fixing and repairs to the professionals. Save time, money and energy when you have your garage door taken care of by the experts.
3. Watch Your Fingers
Don’t place your fingers between the door sections as this can leave you injured. If you manually open or close the door, use the handles or the safe gripping points.
4. Have Regular Service Check-Ups
To avoid damage at all, have a professional safety check and maintain your garage door system annually.
5. Safety Reverse Feature
All openers manufactured for the U.S. must include a second safety reversing feature since 1993. So if you haven’t changed your garage door since then, it’s time for an update.
The Bottom Line
Unfortunately, some people think that a garage door is a toy and many try to race it before it gets the chance to close; or maybe some people ruin their garage doors and try to fix it themselves. No matter what the situation is, keeping yourself and your door from a hazard is the best way to prevent unfortunate circumstances.