Is Your Garage a Hazardous Place?01/14/2014 Back To Blog
Among all rooms of the house, garages can be the most hazardous places since they are hardly tidy and garage doors are not always properly maintained. People tend to leave sharp tools all around, neglect to change the damaged springs, hardly check the condition of sensors and leave remote controls at all parts. In this case, it is certainly the most unsafe place for children and you can actually deteriorate things by messing with the garage door problems without being careful or knowledgeable.
Visual inspections of garage door components
Inspecting the garage door parts visually is the least you can do to ensure that the system is in position to work without hurting your family. Though, it is necessary to go through your manual first in order to understand how components ought to work and what products you should get for lubrication maintenance.
* First of all, you need to check the balance of the door. You can check that by manually opening the door to a certain height. It should remain open without moving at any position; otherwise, it will need garage door adjustment.
* Right after, you should check the efficiency of the opener sensors. This time you must open the door and place a book on the floor to see whether the mechanism will be reversed or you will need to replace the sensors.
* Look for damaged parts, rusty hinges, loose brackets or missing screws. Make sure the garage door tracks are clean and all parts are lubricated properly.
* Check the panel and make sure the floor underneath is clean or the sensors won't let the door close well. It is important to examine the condition of the bottom seal and change it if it's worn.
* Don't neglect checking the condition of the emergency release cord or the handles, which will help you open the door manually in urgent situations. Also replace the locks or change the codes of the wireless garage door keypad.
Your garage will be a lot safer if you also keep the tools and remote hidden in order to protect your children from possible accidents.