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Safe and Secure: A Quick Guide to Garage Door Safety

It’s very important to know that garage doors can pose potential safety risks. In this guide, we’ll explore common injuries associated with garage doors and provide simple yet effective tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

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Pinch Points and Crushing Hazards

One of the most common injuries related to garage doors involves pinch points and crushing hazards. Fingers, hands, and even limbs can get caught in the moving parts of a garage door. To prevent these accidents, always keep your hands and fingers away from the door’s hinges, tracks, and rollers, especially when the door is in motion.

Automatic Door Reversal

Garage doors equipped with automatic openers come with a important safety feature – the automatic reversal mechanism. Be sure that this feature is regularly tested by placing an object in the door’s path as it closes. If the door does not reverse upon contact with the object, you’ll need to have the opener inspected and repaired by a professional technician.

Regular Maintenance Checks

Like any mechanical system, your garage door requires regular maintenance. Keep an eye on the springs, cables, and other moving parts for signs of wear or damage. Address any issues promptly by contacting a qualified garage door technician to prevent potential accidents.

Making Sure Your Family is Aware

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Safety is a team effort, and it’s crucial to educate everyone in your household about the potential dangers associated with garage doors. Teach children not to play near or with the garage door and emphasize the importance of keeping a safe distance when the door is in operation.

Emergency Release Mechanism

Make sure you know what and where the emergency release mechanism is. In case of a power outage or malfunction, this feature allows you to manually open and close the door. Regularly test the emergency release to ensure it’s functioning correctly.

Your garage door is an essential part of your home, and making sure your safe around it should be a top priority. By staying vigilant, doing regular maintenance checks, and educating your family, you can significantly reduce the risk of injuries associated with garage doors.

Here at Advanced Door, garage door safety is very important to us. Contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding your garage door.

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