Important safety tips for using the garage door properly

Nov 26th 2015 at 5:05 AM

The garage is quite an important room in every home. Apart from the obvious use of storing your car, the garage is often used as extra storage space for different household items and the room for doing some pet projects in the home. As such, being able to utilise this room in the best way possible is very important. One way to utilise the garage in the best possible way is to install a good garage door and to ensure that the garage has as much access as you need to comfortably utilise the garage space. Additionally, it is important that the garage door is safely used so that the garage can be an accident free zone. The last thing that you want is to cause some injuries in your garage because safety precautions have not been adhered to. Below are some of the more important safety tips that you should consider as you spend time in your garage.

First of all, whether you use an iPhone garage door opener or an ordinary garage door remote control opener, it is important to ensure that the phone or the remote is out of the reach of children. The last thing that you want is to cause some injury due to a button being accidentally pressed by a child. Additionally, the button should be kept far enough so that accidental pressing by adults is also avoided. Secondly, and probably more importantly, it is very important that you carefully read the manual that came with your garage door and garage door opener so that you can use the garage door opener the way that it is meant to be used. For example, understanding where to locate and how to use the emergency release lever is very important. Additionally, going through the manual will help you to better diagnose and catch any problems with the garage door mechanism long before it can cause any injury due to malfunctioning or other physical damage.

If you have a smartphone garage door opener, ensuring that you have the best possible app that can do some safety precautions without you having to do anything can be quite helpful. For example, if your phone app always fully shuts or fully opens the garage door (unless you override the feature), this can be quite important because it can prevent injuries or accidents caused by partially open or partially closed garage doors. Furthermore, having partially open or closed spaces tends to attract peoples fingers to those spaces and this can easily cause injury. Whatever the case may be, avoid squeezing your fingers between spaces in your garage door because you are very likely going to get injured. If you intend to be away from home for a long time, it is a good idea to unplug the electrical component of the garage door mechanism and instead use a manual mechanism to keep the garage door locked down.

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