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Avoiding Common Garage Door Injuries to Kids

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  • 15 Apr 2017
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Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Houston, Texas leads the industry when it comes to garage door repairs, total installations and routine maintenance needs. We provide the best customer service and only hire certified technicians.

Our team is available to make fast repairs and offers 24/7 service. As a company, our goal is to share tips and techniques to help our customers keep their garage doors in excellent working condition. Not only do we want to equip our customers with ways to preserve their door, but we want to give them safety tips for their families too.

Parents consistently try to keep a watch out for their children; however, they often neglect the overhead door as an area to pay close attention to when their kids are close by. These days, garages are equipped with safety features, but you must still be careful.

Common Injuries

Let’s face it, accidents happen. The most common injury that happens with garage doors is when children get their fingers or hands stuck and trapped under the door. Obviously, this could be a potentially major injury to a child.

Preventative Tips for Your Child’s Safety

The main thing a parent should do in order to keep their child safe is to stay with them and keep a look out for them. Also, you must educate and tell your children how important safety is and that they need to be cautious near the garage door.

Parents could even show them how it works and give an example of a board getting caught as the door opens or closes. The goal is to help them see the need for caution and safety.

Another way to keep your children and family safe is to be sure the door works properly. Don’t defer routine maintenance because that is often when accidents happen.

Keep Away From the Garage

Neighborhood Garage Door Services of Houston, Texas encourages all of our customers to tell their children to keep away from the garage door. There is no need in playing so close when they have a whole yard to enjoy. Caution them and treat it as important as a hot stove.

Overtime, children will learn if you keep telling them what is expected. Don’t let them get in the habit of playing close to the garage door. Rather, make sure they have a fun area to play at a different location. Remind them that it doesn’t matter if the door is open or closed. Just keep away!

Don’t Duck and Go

The eye sensors won’t pick up an object if you duck under or jump over when the door is closing. Be sure to not get in the habit of doing that. Your children will see it as a way to get around the door. In other words, don’t duck and go because it will help form bad habits.

Be on Your Best Behavior

If you want your children to behave, then you need to be a good example and role model for them. Practice what you preach and be sure that you stay clear of the garage door yourself.

Keep Watch

Pay attention and stay on guard when your children are home. If they are outside, monitor their location. Consistently know where they are so that you can be sure they are safe. Keeping watch is the main way to ensure their safety.

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Houston, Texas enjoys assisting customers with not only their maintenance needs but with educating them on safety tips and best practices. If you ever need a garage door repair or want to install a new door, then don’t hesitate to give us a call. We offer the best service in town!

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
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