Garage Door Safety Checklist

Beyond visually inspecting your garage door for signs of wear and tear, there are other things to consider in order ensure you are safely operating your garage door.

  • Stay clear of a moving door. Keep hands and fingers out of the way of hinges and moving parts.You can get seriously hurt if you try to walk, stand, or run under a moving door. Keeping hands and fingers away from the hinges and other moving parts. You can break or amputate digits this way.
  • Operate the door only when you see it.Wait until the door closes before you walk away from it. Do not press the button and leave, as you never know what could happen to the door. It may not always close successfully.
  • Mount the garage door opener higher than 5 feet.This will prevent small children from being able to accidentally hit the button.
  • Do not allow children to play with remotes.They are not toys, and children should not be allowed to play with them. Children may unknowingly cause a serious accident.

Bonus Tips

Test the force setting of your door every month. Stand outside the path of the door and try to hold it up to stop it from moving down to close. The door should easily reverse. If not, it needs to be serviced by a professional technician. Also be sure to test the door balance and the reversing mechanism monthly.

If there are any problems, call a professional technician to help you make the repairs to get the door back into good working order.


About Neb Aleksic

Neb grew up in the garage door business. Since joining Doorcare he has moved up in the ranks, and now oversees a team, in addition to Doorcare's marketing efforts. He is passionate about what he does, and enjoys the small things in life.
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