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It's an Open and Shut Case: How to Avoid Safety Hazards With Your Garage Door

Elizabeth Mendoza

If you're like most people, you only think about your garage door when you're opening or closing it. That could end up getting you into a lot of trouble. It could also end up putting you and your loved ones at risk for injuries. To make sure your garage door functions properly and that you and your loved ones aren't at risk for injuries, follow these safety tips.

Keep the Remote Away From Children

If you have children, it's important to remember that the garage door remote isn't a toy. It's not uncommon for people to let their young children play with their garage door remotes. Unfortunately, all that button pushing could result in a short circuit. Not to mention the fact that the door could accidentally be activated while someone is nearby. To prevent accidents and injuries, always keep the garage door remote away from young children.

Never Walk Under a Moving Door

If you're like most people, you've probably ducked under a moving garage door at least once in your life. You might even do it fairly often and not even think about it. Unfortunately, each time you duck under the garage door while it's moving, you're running the risk of being seriously injured. If your garage door malfunctions mid-operation, the door could drop to the ground quite quickly. Because garage doors are so heavy, walking under them could lead to a crushing injury. For safety's sake, always wait until the doors are no longer moving before walking under them.

Conduct Monthly Safety Inspections

When it comes to maintaining the safety and security of your garage doors, it's important to conduct monthly safety inspections. During these inspections, you should make sure that the springs are in good condition and free of rust. You should also inspect the pulley system to make sure there are no defects that could lead to malfunction. It's also important that you test the safety features on your garage door opener. If your safety features fail to pass the inspection, it's crucial that you call for repairs right away. You never want to use a garage door that has not passed a safety inspection.

Have Your Door Serviced Once a Year

In addition to the monthly safety inspections, your garage door will also need an annual service call by your garage door technician. These annual service calls will ensure that your garage door is free of defects that could lead to accidents and injuries.

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Do you desperately desire to remodel your kitchen? Before you can begin this worthwhile task, you’ll need to secure a reputable contractor in your area. Inform this professional of your specific wants and needs for your space. For instance, you might wish to remove the wall separating your kitchen from your living room. Your contractor can determine if this wall is a load bearing one. You may also want to move the sink in your kitchen from one location to another one. On this blog, I hope you will discover valuable tips to help you design the kitchen of your dreams. Enjoy!