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Safe at Home and Garage | Garage Door Service Milton GA

Jul 26, 2016 2:42:25 PM

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As a parent, it is important that you take an initiative and protect your household. Many families have no idea how dangerous their garage could be and worst part of all is most hazards are easy to overlook. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 78% of all garage related injuries can happen in a person’s home and 59% of those injuries are a result of cut hands or fingers. To top it off, about 20,000 emergency room visits a year are due to accidents related to garage doors.

Broken Doors

If a problem with your garage door is not immediately identified, it can cause catastrophic damage. One thing that commonly occurs is the spring in the garage door breaks, trapping your car inside your garage. A broken spring can also prevent your door from closing, leaving your home’s security at risk. There are other ways the garage door can malfunction yet the worst thing that can happen is the entire door itself can fall. You can prevent this regularly maintaining your door and testing all mechanical and moving parts. When examining the garage door, look for wheels that do not move smoothly. Keep an eye out for loose connectors and always be sure to check that all nuts and bolts are tightened and hinges are in optimal working condition. All of these problems must be addressed to keep the home and its occupants safe.

DIY

It can be a viable and inexpensive option to repair a garage door on your own. Nevertheless, people hurt their hands all the time while performing maintenance on broken garage doors. This is why you should call an expert.

Children

One too many children are injured each year due to playing with garage doors. The garage is no playground. Some children may be under the misconception that it’s fun to ride on the doors or to race in and out of them as they close. It’s important to talk with your children to make them understand the dangers related to playing with garage doors. Please educate your children so that so that they understand garage doors are not toys.

Racing The Garage Door Before It Closes

Never race the garage door. Even if you forgot something or made a mistake, it’s best to not interfere with the garage door. It may cost you a few seconds to wait it to re-open, but that’s much better than maiming yourself in a preventable scenario. Even with sensors in place to prevent an accidental impact, it’s still a dangerous risk. If you need to exit the garage immediately, try using an alternate exit instead.

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon monoxide also known as CO is found in fumes produced by cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, gas ranges, or furnaces. CO can build up indoors and poison both people and animals.

Anyone who breathes will start to lose muscle ability and ultimately consciousness. CO symptoms are similar to the onset of a flu and include headache, dizziness, weakness, upset stomach, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. It is known as the silent killer and everyone is at risk for CO poisoning. In order to prevent an accident install a carbon monoxide detector in your garage. Under no circumstances never run engines in a garage, even still the garage door is open. Lastly, do not operate a portable generator inside the garage.

home of the $20 service callSafety Tips

If a garage door is not properly maintained, it could cause serious harm. Now that you’re aware of the potential hazards please adhere to the following tips in order to protect your family:

Keep distance between you and the garage door while it is opening or closing. Never race the garage door. Never turn your back or walk away until your door has safely stopped moving.

Be sure to educate your children about the dangers of garage doors. Move the switch and keep remote controls out of the reach of your children.

Have an expert come in to test your garage door. Conduct monthly assessments. Your door should reverse when coming down. However if it fails, disconnect it and have it serviced immediately.

For more safety information, go to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission's website (cpsc.gov).

All Four Seasons Garage Door Service Milton GA has your safety in mind. We offer inspections and free estimates if you think your door might need attention. Our knowledgeable and friendly technicians can diagnose and repair just about every issue known to garage doors.

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