Not very many people think of a garage door as a dangerous thing, but they do come with their own dangers and can cause serious injury if not properly maintained or attended to when something breaks or looks considerably worn. It's important that you take the necessary steps and precautions, and make yourself aware of the dangers that accompany these complex electro-mechanical systems.
Never Get In The Path Of A Moving Door
Don't walk, or allow kids to run, under a garage door that is in the process of opening and closing. This can seem like a game to some kids, we have seen children try to jump over the sensor as the door is coming down to see if they can get over the beam without making the garage have to go back up, which is obviously very dangerous. If something is wrong with the sensors and hasn't been picked up, there is a risk that they won't detect something in the way so thAlways Inspect Following Damage
Panel damage as a result of a person accidental backing into the door is fairly common– when this happens, it is important to run a more thorough inspection of your door or have a professional do it. It may not look like much is wrong, but such bashes can cause structural or indirect issues you're not aware of.at the reverse function fails.
Never Attempt Serious Repairs Yourself
Sometimes it is simply against a person's instinct to call someone to fix a problem before attempting to have a go themselves. However, in the case of a complex and potentially dangerous system like a garage door, we strongly suggest you leave malfunctions to the pros if you don't have the right training. There can be a whole host of underlying issues you're not aware of when a door starts to behave erratically, it's best to stay on the safe side than risk injury and potential further damage.
Watch Your Door As It Closes
The best way to prevent your door from accidentally closing on your car or a person/object in its way is to test the reverse function and sensors. Place an object like a broom in the door's path and check to see if the door automatically lifts back up again – if it doesn't, there is likely a problem with your sensors which can be very dangerous, you should get this looked at asap. It is also a good idea to pay attention to the surroundings after switching your door to close – it can be fairly easy for an animal to quickly run beneath the door when you're not looking!
Hopefully these tips will help you to stay safe at all times when in the process of using your system – if you have any doubts or questions, just contact our professionals at Garage Door Repair Cumming in Georgia.