Garage Door Safety Tips

Garage Door System Safety - An Automatic Decision

A garage door is the largest moving object in the home. They are often operated by electric door openers. Proper installation, operation, maintenance and testing are necessary to provide safe, trouble-free operation. An improperly adjusted garage door or automatic opener can exert deadly force when the door closes. This could lead to serious injury or death from being hit by a closing garage door or from being trapped under the door.

Safety Is Everyone's Business

A few simple precautions can protect your family and friends from potential harm. Refer to your garage door and opener's manual for details specific to the model you own. Then check the operation of your garage door and automatic opener.

Garage Door Openers Are Not Toys

Do not stand or walk under a moving door! Do not let children or adults play "beat the door". It is dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. Adults should set a good example. Know how to use the emergency release, in case someone is pinned by the door. Do not let children play with or use the transmitters or remote controls. Always place and store them out of the reach of children.

Routine Maintenance Can Prevent Tragedies

Take a few minutes to inspect and test your complete garage door system. Make monthly inspection and testing a part of your regular routine. Safety is everyone's business. Make garage door and garage door opener safety automatic in your home. These tests include:

  • Visual Inspections
  • Reversal Test
  • Force Setting Test
  • Door Balance
  • Any others recommended by the manufacturer's owners manual

Lubricate Your Garage Door Twice Per Year

Tin Man was made of metal, and so is your garage door. Even wood doors have metal hinges and other moving parts. They need to be "oiled" or they'll rust, corrode and sieze up. If your door is noisy, lubrication is the first step and a professional adjustment is the second.


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