As with any new feature or fixture in your home, when installing a new garage door, safety is of the utmost importance. With any new electric devices, it is essential that you understand completely how they operate, and what they can and can’t do. Many of the common safety concerns will be addressed in your system’s user manual, but our Plano TX garage door technicians at Action Garage Door can provide you with more simple steps to safety.
After a professional garage door installation, it is important to keep certain rules regarding your new device in mind. Remember that a garage door is not a toy, nor is the opener attached to it, and they should not be treated as such. A garage door is a large electrical component of your home, and should be treated as such. Openers and transmitters should be placed out of the reach of children, and only be used by trusted adults.
It is also essential to never walk or run under a moving garage door. This is especially important to teach your children or teenagers, as trying to run under a moving garage door before it closes can result in serious injury. Every resident of your home should also be familiar with your garage door’s emergency release system, crucial in a worst-case scenario of someone becoming pinning under the garage door. Teach your family the different parts of your garage door, and remind them to keep their hands away from the joints, hinges, track, and springs of your door to avoid injury.