Garage Door Safety
Garage Door Safety
Garage Door Safety is key! Your garage door is the largest and the heaviest moving part in your home and was use multiple times every day. However, the safety and regular maintenance of a garage door is something that is overlooked in many households.
To keep your garage door functional for decades, it is very important that you take the time to perform regular preventive care and maintenance.
Make sure that the installation and maintenance are conducted by a garage door professional every year. However, a few simple and quick things can keep garage doors safe and protect your family from potential harm.
Routine maintenance on garage doors should be performed at least once a month. Inspect the garage door springs, cables, rollers, pulleys, and other door hardware for signs of wear. Make sure that the mechanics of the door are in good working condition and are properly lubricated.
If you have an automated garage door opener system, close the door and disconnect the automatic opener. Try lifting the door manually, it should operate smoothly with little resistance and should remain fully open. If it is difficult to open or does not remain open, the door may be out of balance.
Prepare For Weather
Changes in climate and season will have a large impact on how your garage door functions. Intense heat and bright sun dries out the springs and makes them brittle, and weak springs are likely to crack with a shift in temperature. Make sure that before an intense winter or tough summer that things are fine for your garage door.
Also, prepare for summer heat and storms turns to summer outages. Ensure your opener is equipped with a battery backup system which continues to operate even during unforeseen outages.
Children should never be allowed to use/play with any part of garage doors or their openers and should always be supervised when operating garage doors. Additionally, parents should always teach their children about garage door safety.
While garage door safety is important all the year round, make this month of garage door safety an opportunity to ensure that everything is operating smoothly and safely.
Call a trained garage door technician for more garage door safety and maintenance advice!