Garage doors and openers should be professionally inspected and serviced periodically, we recommend once every 1-2 years depending on usage. This will reduce the number of breakdowns you have and ensure the highest level of safety, as a bonus it will extend the life of the system which will save you money in the long run.
Never pull the emergency release on your garage door opener with the garage door in the open position - The door could drop to the ground casing damage or injury if the spring(s) are broken or cable(s) are broken.
Kids should never play on or around the garage door weather it is open or closed and under no circumstance while the garage door is moving, up or down. While there are multiple safety’s in place to prevent the door from closing on people they are there as a last resort and parents should never allow kids to operate the garage door or play around it during use.
Under no circumstances should untrained persons take it upon themselves to repair the garage door or opener systems. There are many sharp edges and pinch points, the springs and cables are under extreme tension and can cause serious injury or possibly death. When in doubt call a professional, if you think there is a problem with your garage door it is typically cheaper to make repairs before catastrophic failure rather than after. A potential couple hundred dollars is far better than a couple thousand dollars.
Keep items such as lawn equipment, kids toys, yard tools and garbage cans back 3’ from the vertical garage door tracks and do not store items in the corners of the garage next to the door. This will eliminate the potential for accidental damage to the garage door and potentially dangerous situations.
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