We use our garages for a wide range of reasons. Some people simply use it to protect their vehicles while others use their garage for storage or maybe for working on home projects. One common factor though is when the weather warms up we tend to spend more time in the garage. With summer upon us, we thought that we would share some of our best garage safety tips to protect you and your family.
Garage Door Safety
- Never let small children play with the garage door remote control or be left unsupervised in the garage.
- Make sure that everybody in the home knows how to operate special safety features such as the garage door’s emergency release.
- You should inspect the garage door each month. Check for any signs of damage or wear on the springs, rollers, cables and pulleys.
- Test your garage door opener’s reversing mechanism to ensure that it is functioning correctly. Place a roll of paper towels on the ground and allow the garage door to close on it. If the door does not begin to reverse upon making contact with the object, you need garage door repairs made.
- Never leave the garage door half open. When activated it might begin to close rather than open and come into contact with people or objects.
- Never allow your fingers to get into the cracks between the sections of your garage door. Those with small children might want to consider a new garage door with panels that cannot pinch.
- If you’re leaving for a summer vacation stop to unplug the garage door opener to prevent it from being opened while you’re gone. Some garage doors include a vacation lock security feature.
- If you have an older garage door, your opener might not have rolling code technology, which changes the access codes each time the garage door opener. This is now a standard security feature to prevent code grabbing. Homeowners with these older models might want to upgrade their home with a more modern and secure garage door.
Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City can help you select the best door for your needs and your budget. Give us a call today at (913) 766-2366.