Unless you live in a mansion with an elevator, the garage door is the largest moving object in your home. Whether operated automatically or by hand, garage doors can cause serious injury and even death when not handled properly. With the frequency of usage, it is very important to keep your garage door in proper working order through routine maintenance and testing to ensure safe, trouble-free operation. A faulty garage door can exert deadly force when it closes or falls, leaving family members, neighbors, and especially children at high risk for serious injury or death from being trapped under a door.
It is important for everyone to understand that garage doors can be a very dangerous piece of home equipment. Children must be taught that garage doors are not toys. By not allowing children to play with garage door openers and/or controls and teaching them to remain clear of the doors while opening and closing, this will help children to learn that certain precautions are necessary in order to remain safe. It is also important that children do not pick up bad habits from watching adults! Walking under a moving garage door and stepping over the sensor light is not only dangerous for the person doing the maneuver, but it is dangerous for any children who could be watching and learning how to “beat” the garage door.
Routine maintenance is also necessary to promote garage door safety. By taking a few minutes to inspect and test your garage door system once a month, you can protect yourself and your family members. Safety is everyone’s concern, and it is up to you as the homeowner to keep your garage door safe.
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