Safety 101 for Your Home’s Garage Door

Posted on: October 08, 2019
Safety 101 for Your Home’s Garage Door

Safety 101 for Your Home’s Garage Door

A garage door is heavy, and if it is not working properly, it can cause property damage or injuries. Your garage door is also a gateway into your home, so ensuring that it is a secure perimeter is also important. Take time to examine your door and follow these tips to a safer, secure home and property.

Working sensors: The door’s safety sensors spur your door to move in the opposite direction if there is something or someone in the way. Test these out by putting an obstruction in the way of the door and push the button. If it does not react, contact our team at Affordable Garage Door Inc. to take care of the problem immediately. 

Code confidential: If you utilize a contractor, cleaning professional, dog sitter or babysitter, make sure to provide a one-time code for entry into your home. Sharing the keypad code that you continually use is not a good idea unless it is with someone that you really know and trust.

Keep your children safe: Start the lesson of staying away from an operating garage door from a young age. Also, make sure that your wall control is out of reach for any little hands to touch, and that the remote openers are not accessible either. 

Nightly routine: Before going to bed, lock all of your windows and doors to help protect your family. Make sure to take a second to glance outside and validate that your garage door is fully closed as well before tucking in for the night.

Keep an eye and ear out: If your garage door is on a path to needing repairs, it will probably give you some sort of signal. Listen during operation for any unusual sounds as well as watch how it moves up and down or if it is closing correctly. Heading off major problems and keeping your family safe starts with you and your observations.

Vacation preparation: If you are going out of town, ask a neighbor to keep an eye on your home and also do not leave your garage door opener visible in any vehicles parked outside. This could be an invitation for thieves to smash your window and gain access to your home.

Repairs Are What We Do Daily

Whether it is broken springs, panels or tracks, our technicians can take care of any problems. We will determine what is wrong and what the next best steps are for your particular problem. If your door is on its last leg, we will recommend a new unit, and we can help with that as well. We can guide you on the selection of style and material and quickly put in a new garage door and get you back to your normal routine.

Connect With Us For Assistance

Our online contact form offers an easy way to talk to us at any time. We can answer any questions or set up a time to review your garage door.

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