Safety Guide for Your Door05/13/2014 Back To Blog
Keeping your family free of injuries that can be inflicted by garage doors is an ongoing industry mission that has not been ignored. It doesn’t matter what type of door you currently have, the following tips can assist you in reducing garage accidents.
When you are mounting the garage door operation buttons, make certain that they are out of children’s reach. You don’t want small children opening and closing the door at random. This can lead to fatal accidents. Place it a minimum of five feet above the deck and out of their distance. Use proper judgment and adjust accordingly if you have kids that are taller.
Safety Feature Awareness
Be aware of the safety features in the garage door opener. Learn about such features as the emergency release, photoelectric sensors, and any other safety feature that may be installed with your garage system. You can find the safety features, precautions, and other important information in the owner’s manual.
You should perform a visual examination every few months. Look for wear and tear in the torsion coil springs, garage door cables, and rollers. Next, inspect the panel for damages and looseness. If you discover any type of damage is in need of repair, do not attempt to do it yourself. These components may potentially cause severe injury because of their tension. Contact any garage door company in Crowley for a safe installation.
Test Reversing Mechanism
After you have conducted a monthly visual inspection, test the reverse feature that is installed. Place an obstruction in its path as it closes. Normally a 2x4 will do the trick. Once the door's bottom has reached the obstruction it reverses and automatically goes back up. If it doesn’t, there could be an obstruction blocking the photoelectric sensors.