When the Garage Door Becomes Dangerous12/15/2013 Back To Blog
The most innocent object can become dangerous compromising your safety when it is not used properly and you fail to follow the main safety rules. This is true for things, which may be small weighing about one pound and, therefore, it is clear that heavy objects, like garage doors, which weigh more than 300 pounds can do terrible damage. You must never also forget that there are tens of different garage door parts, which may be sharp, heavy, and hazardous that can cause serious injuries.
Garage door rules are simple and obvious
*Although, most rules are based on common logic and experience, most people ignore them or believe that some theories are simply exaggerations. On the other hand, it is better to be prudent, take all precautionary measures and try your best to avoid accidents than suffer the smallest injury.
*Kids must be protected because they are innocent, do not know the dangers, and can be naughty. They may have some fun with the garage opener remote or play around and under the heavy panel.
*Avoid staying in the garage area longer than necessary and especially close by and under the open door. You must not keep the door open, if it's not necessary.
*If you want to do garage door repairs but you cannot distinguish the screwdriver from the scissors, you need to learn more about the technical characteristics of the mechanism and the right steps of the procedure.
*You don't have to compete with rally drivers when you are approaching your garage, especially if it's raining. Some accidents occur when cars crash on the door due to the slippery driveway.
*You don't have to be an expert to check whether the reverse system works properly. The test is simple and you only have to put an obstacle underneath the door to see if the door will reverse.
*When the garage door cablesare loose, the springs must be replaced or any other part of the mechanism requires service or repair, you need to do it right away.
*Learn to detect problems by listening to strange noises and learn to inspect properly all parts. You must follow the exact instructions of the manufacturer when you engage in garage door maintenance by reading well the manual.