April 6, 2016 Safer Garage

Make your garage door system safe for your family

  1. Keep your garage door remote out of sight and lock your vehicle. Use MyQ’s LiftMaster technology.
  2. Never climb or hang on to the door while it’s in motion.
  3. Install the wall control panel out of the reach of children and in a location where you have a clear view of the door as it opens and closes.
  4. Once a month, take a quick look at the various components (loose nuts and bolts, rollers ready to brake or if horizontal rack are parallel).
  5. You shouldn’t repair by yourself garage door springs, hinges and lifting cables. All of these are under extreme tension.
  6. Don’t allow children to use or play with the remote or the Open/Close button on the wall control panel.
  7. Teach children to avoid touching all garage door moving parts at all times.
  8. If you have an automatic door opener, test the two reversal mechanisms every month:
    • The first one is mechanical:
      • Place a piece of wood (2 x 4) on the threshold of the door
      • Push the button to close the door
      • When the door contacts the piece of wood, it should back up automatically
    • The second one is photoelectric:
      • As the door begins to go down, move your leg slowly across the path of descent
      • The photocell will detect the motion and reverse the door automatically
    • If either of the two systems doesn’t work correctly, lock your garage door and refrain from using it. Contact a garage door specialist.

According to Garaga Garage Doors