The Importance of Garage Door Safety

Each year, roughly 20,000 people are involved in garage door related injuries. Considering your garage door is the heaviest moving object in your home, safety should be paramount, especially around children. Additionally the springs, cables and attached hardware are under extreme tension and could cause serious injury or damage.

Here are some ways you can help prevent garage door related injuries:

  • Teach your children about garage door safety. Make sure they do not try to ‘ride’ the garage door as it is raising. Let them know that transmitters and remote controls are not toys.
  • Mount your push button controls at least five feet from the ground so children can not reach them.
  • Do not leave your garage door partially open. When it is reactivated, it first may travel downward before retracting back upward.
  • Do not try to fix garage door problems on your own. Serious injuries can ensue when the torque on springs and other mechanisms are adjusted improperly on high-tension parts. Call the professionals at Precision Garage Door in Las Vegas and get the job done right.
  • Have your garage door inspected and balanced regularly.
  • Make sure your garage door is clear of obstructions inside and outside of your garage.
  • Test your garage door reversing feature by placing a roll of paper towels under the center of the door. Make sure the garage door reverses upon striking the paper towels. If it does not, call a certified technician at Precision to help make the proper adjustments.