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Posted on 2016-12-26 by Author Admin

You dont want to find yourself in a circumstance wherein you need to go out of your car to open your garage. This is perhaps as annoying as not having a remote control to change TV channels and having to walk up to the tube and change it manually. Your automatic garage door is a convenient tool that makes it so easy to maintain energy efficiency of your home, as well as the entry and exit of your car, that you must make sure that it is working smoothly at all times.

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A badly maintained garage door can lead to an injury to your kids and pets. Dont expose your loved ones and property to numerous threats by being unaware of the essential things that you must know about garage door safety. These tips are simple but some may surprise you, nonetheless, you still need to remember all.

  1. Dont ever walk or stand near or under a garage door when it is closing or opening. Make your children and kids understand this.
  2. Dont enter or leave your garage when the door is moving. You may not win this race and it will injure you seriously.
  3. Dont treat your garage door opener as a toy, and more importantly, dont allow your children to play around with it.
  4. Make sure that the push-button controls that are installed on the inside of the garage are mounted at least 5 feet above the ground.
  5. Teach your children that they should never keep their fingers and hands close to a door section, especially when the door is operational.
  6. Keep your eyes on the garage door till its operation is completed.
  7. Always keep an eye on movement of kids, pets and even adults beneath the garage door during its movement.
  8. Dont take a DIY approach towards installation, repair or even maintenance of your garage door. Apart from certain standard tests and maintenance tasks, you should leave it to the professionals.
  9. Ensure safe operation of your garage door by getting it inspected when someone backs into it.
  10. A trained and experienced garage door technicians should inspect and provide garage door maintenance at least once every year.

Testing of Safety Features

Apart from taking care of your garage door safety, you also need to check the operation of the opener. You need to check the rolling codes feature of your garage door opener. Keep changing the code at regular intervals to make sure it is not easy for a potential intruder to guess. There are many important safety features of a garage door that you need to be aware of. Check the reversing mechanism by placing an object on the path of the garage door movement. If the door reverses immediately on coming in contact with the object, it means that the reversal system is working fine.

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