Your Garage Door and Your Children
Did you know that your garage door, whether automatic or manual, could cause harm to your children? If your garage door has outdated hardware, parts in need of repair, or is extremely old, it could malfunction and potentially hurt your family or friends. Take these precautionary steps to ensure that your garage door is functional and up-to-date.
Frequently Inspect Parts
From the springs to the cables to the pulleys, all parts of your automatic garage door should be inspected on a regular basis to ensure that they are still functional and not in need of immediate repair. If you notice any sign of wear, aging, or something suspicious, your best bet is to contact your local garage door professional to provide a thorough inspection and repair.
Practice Makes Perfect
Always teach your children, from a young age, to be cautious of a moving garage door. Never let your children come close to the moving parts, and remind them that if they are to touch these mechanisms, that the consequences could be dire. Have your children stand a good distance back from the opening garage door, and teach them to never run under an opening or closing door.
Control the Remote
Ensure that you have full control over the remote for your automatic garage door. If a child gets ahold of the remote and repeatedly opens and closes the door, it can cause significant wear and tear on the important parts of the machine. This damage can cause the garage door to malfunction all of a sudden. Prevent any damage to your automatic garage door and other catastrophic situations by having full access to the remote and keeping it away from your young children.
If you believe that your garage door is in need of repair, or you would like to have a precautionary inspection to protect the safety of your family and children, call the garage door experts at Superior Overhead Door today at 615.867.1163.