June is National Garage Door Safety Month. Who knew that there was an entire month dedicated to garage door safety procedures?
In honour of garage door safety significance, here are a few accident door examples and safeguards for future reference:
1. Children at Play: Kids like to press buttons. They also like race the garage door as it closes. That said; nearly 100 children are injured each year playing with garage doors. Make sure your kids know that the garage door is not a toy.
2. Ouch: Even adults can hurt themselves if they’re not careful! Fingers can get caught between the garage door rollers, pinching and crushing can be caused by the section joints. There are little nooks and crannies all around your garage door, so keep your hands away from any joints to avoid this from happening.
3. Getting in Before the Door Closes: Most garage door sensors have a safety feature; even so, by trying to enter or exit the garage before the door closes, you risk injuring yourself or damaging car and/or garage. A few seconds to wait is a much better alternative to hurting yourself.
4. Broken Doors: Many injuries can be attributed to a broken garage door. Maybe the sensor is faulty or you’re having issues with the garage door opener. Regular maintenance and seasonal checks are the best way to be sure that everything is secure functioning properly.
5. DIY: If you’re not familiar with the specifics of your garage door, it’s a good idea to seek help from the professionals. Do-it- yourself options are an affordable option, but if something goes wrong, those mistakes can add up, often costing you more than thought. If you insist on doing the repairs on your own, make sure you know what you’re doing by having your manual on-hand.
Summer is a great time for a check-in on your garage door maintenance, and now that you know what to look out for, you’ll be able to watch out for any potential safety hazards.
Every day is a good day to stay safe around your garage door, and in your garage.