Garage Door Safety

Did you know that June is “Garage Door Safety Month”?

The garage door is the largest moving part on your home and the hardest working.  On average, a garage door is raised and lowered about four times per day.  Each time it moves, whether up or down, is considered one revolution.  Because your garage doors are used so much, they require regular maintenance and repair, completed by a professional.

 

 

June is “Garage Door Safety Month” and we want to remind homeowners that June is a good time to perform safety inspections and repairs–completed by a professional but there are some things homeowners should watch for:

 

-Check that the door opens and closes smoothly.  If not, the spring system may need adjusting or replacement.  The spring system is under tension and we advise that only trained professionals adjust or replace the springs.  If worked on by someone improperly, it will cause bodily injury.

-Look for loose brackets on the garage door.  Because they are under tension as well,  they will also cause bodily injury if loosened or removed improperly.

-Check for any frayed or worn cables.

-Make sure the opener’s automatic reversal is working.  To test, place a roll of paper towels under the door and push the button to close.  When the door hits the roll, it should reverse. If it does not, have it checked.

-Teach your children.  Make sure the wall control is high enough so that small children cannot reach it.  Remind them the door opener is not a toy and that they should not attempt to run under the door while it is motion.

 

An annual visit by a trained technician will keep your garage door operating safely and smoothly.  Please visit our website www.valleylockanddoor.com for more information on garage doors maintenance.

 

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