Here are a few ways that you, the homeowner, can inspect your automatic garage door to make sure its in good working order:
- Ensure that the garage door has all its safety labels and warnings clearly visible for all to see. Make sure the household is aware of the location of the manual release handle and instruct them on how to use it.
- Educate children on the dangers of playing around an automatic garage door. Be a good example to them by never walking under the door while it is in motion. Its also very important to make them aware of the dangers of pulling on strings and pulleys attached to the garage door.
- Have a periodic inspection of the garage door and its surrounding framework. Do you notice signs of wear and tear? If you find any issues or have concerns, it’s a good idea to contact the company responsible for their installation and seek their advice.
These basic guidelines will help you and your household stay safe while operating your automatic garage door.