Many homeowners forget that their garage doors are the biggest moving components of their home. As such with improper care and maintenance can pose a large danger to you and your family.
Garage door repair Renton suggests that their customers take the following steps to reduce the risk of an accident:
* Ensure all family members are aware that the garage door opener is not a toy.
* Don’t walk or stand underneath the door when it is moving
* Don’t allow children to play with remote controls
* Check no people or pets are within range of the door before closing
* Remember that the system uses electric operators so should not be abused, as it could shock.
* Have an annual safety check performed
* In the event of an impact on the door, ensure the system is fully checked.
* If you have pets or small children lower the sensors for the safety reversal feature lowered.
There are some basic maintenance jobs which can provide preventative measures for accidents. These include:
* Familiarize yourself with the garage door parts of your door opener. Regularly inspect the components to check for loose, broken or misshapen parts. Listen for grinding or excessive noise
* Test the safety features regularly. This is easy to do by placing a piece of wood in the path of the door. When you try to close the door, it should register the obstruction and return to the fully open position. You can also check the eyes of the sensor by waving a broom handle in the path of the beam. If it isn’t working correctly, try cleaning the eye of any accumulated dirt or debris.
* Regularly lubricate all the moving parts such as tracks, hinges and rollers.
An automated door for your garage can be a great addition to your home, but it is important to remember it is a serious piece of equipment and should be properly cared for to prevent accidents or injuries.
Garage Door Repair Renton, 206-651-3080, S Renton Ave, Renton, Washington, 98178, http://www.garagedoorcorenton.com/