Automatic Garage Door Service and Safety

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Automatic Garage Door Openers can be dangerous.

There have been a number of serious accidents.  Some of these have been fatal.  The International Door Association has recommendations for automatic garage door safety.  You can read the report by clicking this link.  Automatic garage door accidents are less common now.  It was much worse before garage doors had sensors.  Sensors stop the garage door from closing and hurting someone.  Garage doors should be checked to make sure the safety works.  Your overhead garage doors should be checked several times a year.  Check often if you have small children.  Check if have grandchildren visiting.  It is easy to forget how careful you have to be.  Here are some tips.  American Best Door Service supports these safety ideas . In Dallas, Richardson.  And Plano, Frisco, Garland and McKinney.

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Good Automatic garage door openers can keep your family safe.

Garage Door Openers are not Toys
Do Notstand or walk under a moving door! Do not let children or adults play “beat the door”. It is dangerous and can result in serious injury or death. Adults should set a good example. Know how to use the emergency release, in case someone is pinned by the door.Do Notlet children play with or use the transmitters or remote controls. Always place and store them out of the reach of children.

The pushbutton wall control should be out of the reach of children

Garage door openers are not toys. Careless operation and allowing children to play with or use garage door opener controls can lead to tragic results. Discuss garage door safety with your children. Explain the danger of being trapped under the door.

Keep the door in sight until it completely stops moving.

Teach children never to play under or near an open garage door.

Teach children to keep their hands and fingers clear of section joints, hinges, tracks, springs and other door parts.

Contact with a moving door or its hardware could cause serious injury.

Routine Maintenance Can Prevent Tragedies

Make monthly inspection and testing a part of your regular routine. Safety is everyone’s business. Make garage door and garage door opener safety automatic in your home.