10 Tips to Help Maintain Garage Door Safety and Security
A well-functioning garage door is something most of us take for granted. However, there are certain things to keep in mind when it comes to safety and security for you and your family.
Here are 10 easy tips to help maintain safety and security:
Mount garage door opener control buttons out of the reach of small children (at least five feet from the floor) and where you have a clear view of the door.
Do not let children play with garage door remote controls; explain that the remote controls are not toys and discuss garage door safety with them.
Know how to use your emergency release feature. Your owner’s manual provides instructions. You may need to use this during power outages.
Visually inspect your door two or three times per year. Look at the springs, cables, rollers and pulleys for signs of wear. If any of these components appear damaged, contact a qualified professional for inspection or repair.
Do not attempt to remove, adjust or repair cables and springs, or anything to which these parts are attached or fastened. A trained door system technician using proper tools and instruction must make repairs or adjustments. These parts are under high tension and can cause serious injury if not held properly.