Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Raleigh, NC serves the community in a variety of ways. We are able to handle any garage door install, repair or routine maintenance need. Our certified techs consistently provide fast, friendly service. Since we value our customers, we even provide safety tips to ensure top notch service.
Garages are extremely convenient when it comes to protecting your car from the elements. They are great for storage and serve as additional project space for your home. However, they can be a bit dangerous if people don’t consider practical safety tips for their home and families.
Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Raleigh, NC wants to equip you with the best products, latest information and techniques to keep your door running smoothly and safely. We are passionate about garage door safety and educate our customers accordingly.
Did you know that there is even a month dedicated to educating people on garage door safety? The United States recognizes June as National Garage Door Safety Month. We encourage homeowners to always take precautions but feel that a month to get the word out is important. See below for tips to keep your family and guests safe.
Importance of Garage Door Safety
Your garage is the largest moving object in your home. If you don’t keep it in good shape with regular maintenance, then you are more likely to have issues and situations arise that could hurt someone. We want to help you avoid this at all cost and have comprised a helpful list of tips.
5 Tips to Ensure Garage Door Safety
Routine Safety Reversal Test
Homeowners should complete a safety reversal test on their garage door each quarter. The goal is to protect children, animals and even yourself from your garage door falling on you.
This is an easy test to perform. You only need something such as a 2×4 or some other object. Place the item on the garage floor and try to close your door as you normally would. To pass the safety reversal test, your door should automatically go into reverse and pull back up once it senses something is in the way.
Browse Your Owner’s Manual
Life is busy and we can forget the basics because we don’t slow down and think things through. We suggest consulting your owner’s manual for quick refreshment on how your garage door works. You’ll be able to see the basics and even note how to utilize the emergency release if the need should ever arise.
Check Your Springs
Springs are an important component for your garage to function properly. However, they will eventually wear out. Be sure to check and see if they look damaged or overly worn. A professional inspection would be helpful to ensure that your door stays in good shape. We can help and perform this service for you.
One way to keep your door working both properly and safely is to create a checklist for preventative maintenance. You’ll want to include and check the functionality and repair of the following:
- Cables, drums and rollers
- Door tracks
- Remotes and keypads
- Door panels
- Eye Sensors
Educate Your Family
While a garage is beneficial to your home, you need to be sure your family is aware of the potential dangers. We suggest that you educate your children and teach them to be aware of how the door could hurt them.
Explain that they should:
- Stay clear of the overhead door if it’s moving
- Keep their fingers and feet away from the tracks
- Never touch the keypad or remote without the help of an adult
- Never play near the door
Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Raleigh, NC is here to assist you with any of your garage door needs. We are able to make repairs and installs happen quickly for your home. Please be safe and consider these tips for your home. Contact us if you need anything or have any questions.