Most homes in your neighbourhood have a garage, but many of your neighbours might not be aware of how to safely use and operate their garage door. Just like with any other appliance in your home, there are safety tips for garage doors that you need to know about and stick to. Here are a few of the most important ones:
- Never play with garage doors — Although your children might think it’s fun to move the garage door up and down or play with its mechanisms, this can be hazardous. Let your children know that your home’s garage door system is not a toy.
- Don’t try to get into your garage before it closes –– Your garage door is almost shut, but if you run fast and crouch, you can make it in. You’re not alone if you’ve done this before, but it’s still a risky move. To avoid injury, wait until the door closes and open it up again if you need to get back into your garage.
- Be careful with spring maintenance –– In order to keep your garage door up and running, you have to maintain the springs. However, it’s best to leave this maintenance task up to a professional because getting your hands stuck in your garage door springs is easier than you might think.
- Falling garage doors –– Without proper maintenance, there may come a day where your garage door suddenly falls or a section of it collapses. Let us help you keep dangerous situations like this from occurring by taking over all of your maintenance needs.