Memorial Day officially kicks off the summer season in the US. While people have become accustomed to “how to enjoy the summer, while remaining safe,” articles and stories, they are less likely to think about safety in their own home, year round. Below are garage door safety tips that you should keep in mind.
Garage Door Safety and Children
- The garage door opener is not a toy. Make sure the garage door opener is out of children’s reach.
- Never place fingers between the garage door sections and teach this safety precaution to children. If you have small children, you may want to consider one of our many garage door designs with panels that can’t pinch.
Garage Door Repairs and Safety
- The garage door opener uses electricity, so precautions should be taken during repairs to avoid electrical shock.
- Do not try to repair, adjust or remove springs or any parts that the springs are fastened to — such as steel brackets or cables. The springs are under extreme tension and can cause severe injury or even death if removed improperly. These types of repairs need a trained service technician. Additionally, do not try to open or close your garage door, either manually or with the opener, if the door has a broken spring. If you have any doubt, give Acadiana Garage Doors a call for a free consultation (337-981-3670).
Regular Garage Door Safety Check
By checking your garage door several times a year, you will keep it in working order longer and potential safety issues will be brought to light.
- Visually check your door springs and hardware for wear.
- Oil door rollers, bearings and hinges, using a silicone lubricant.
- Perform the garage door contact-reverse test (see video below).
If any problems are found, give us a call: 337-981-3670.