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Garage Door Safety Tips

There’s nothing more important than keeping your loved ones safe. You may not realize it, but one of the most dangerous parts of your home is the garage door. Thousands of garage-door related injuries are reported every year, and you definitely don’t want any members of your precious family to be part of that statistic. Follow these expert safety tips from Carroll Garage Doors to keep your family safe.

Keep your kids safe

Garage doors should never be treated like toys. Explain to even your youngest children that they need to stay away from your garage door, and never play with it. Make sure your garage door opener stays away from curious little hands at all times. Don’t allow them to play with your garage door or opener, and never let them duck under the door when it’s moving. Teach your kids to never touch your garage door. It’s especially important that they never touch the garage door when it’s opening or closing to keep those little fingers from getting pinched.

Test to be sure

Make sure your garage door opener’s reversing mechanism is working properly by testing it once a month. Place a full roll of paper towels in the garage door’s path. If the door doesn’t automatically reverse after contacting the paper towel roll, call Carroll Garage Doors at 888-578-2360 for immediate garage door repair services. This is really important!

Emergency release feature

A surprising number of homeowners have no idea how to use their garage’s emergency release feature. Read your owner’s manual or ask one of the garage door experts at Carroll Garage Doors to show you how to use this essential feature. You never know when you might need it!

Don’t DIY

Never attempt to repair your garage door’s springs or cables. These are always under extreme tension, and touching them without proper knowledge can lead to serious injury and perhaps even death. If you notice a problem with your garage door’s springs or cables, call Carroll Garage Doors at 888-578-2360 for expert garage door repair services.

Get your garage door inspected regularly

Perhaps your new teen driver inadvertently backed the car into your garage door (or maybe you did – shhhh, we won’t tell!). Even if your garage door doesn’t have any visible signs of damage, request an inspection by the garage door experts at Carroll Garage Doors. It’s possible that your operating system has become misaligned, which will cause it to wear prematurely. Protect your investment and your family’s safety by scheduling an inspection with Carroll Garage Doors. Just call us at 888-578-2360 and we’ll be happy to schedule a date and time that’s most convenient for your busy schedule.

We also recommend that you schedule regular maintenance checks on an annual basis. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, right? Save yourself plenty of time and hassle by getting your garage door inspected by Carroll Garage Doors at least once a year.

Call Carroll Garage Doors at 888-578-2360 for all your garage door maintenance, repair, and replacement needs.a