June is Garage Door Safety Month!
Join us in learning the importance of being safe while in the garage and around the garage door!
10 Garage Door Safety Tips:
1. Make sure the garage door opener control button is out of the reach of small children.
2. Do not let children play with garage door remote controls.
3. Never place fingers between door sections. Explain the dangers to children and consider pinch-resistant door panels.
4. Consult the garage door and opener owner's manuals to learn how to use the garage door's emergency release feature.
5. Visually inspect the garage door each month. Look at springs, cables, rollers, and pulleys for signs of wear. (Do not attempt to remove, adjust, or repair these parts or anything attached to them. These parts are under high tension and should only be fixed by a trained door repairman.)
6. Test the garage door opener's reversing mechanism monthly by placing a 2x4 board in the door's path. If the door does not reverse after contacting the object, call a qualified garage door professional for repair. If the opener has not been replaced since 1993, replace the garage door opener with a new one that has safety beans and auto-reverse as a standard feature.
7. When leaving on vacation, unplug the garage door opener unit or use your wall console vacation lock security switch to render remotes unusable.
8. Do not leave the garage door partially open. When activated again, it may travel downward and come in contact with an object in its path. This also compromises a home's security.
9. If the opener does not have rolling-code technology, be sure the change the manufacturer's standard access codes on the opener or remote control, or consider investing in a newer model with rolling-code technology, which changes access codes each time the opener is used.
10. Never leave the remote control in the car when given to a parking attendant. A stolen remote leaves you more susceptible to home invasion. Always lock your car when left unattended. It's a small inconvenience for your safety and security.
*All information taken from Wayne Dalton Garage Door Blog