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Garage Door Opener Installation Holly Springs GA | Safety First

Jun 29, 2016 10:43:47 AM

Garage Door Opener Installation Holly Springs GA

Garage door safety is very important. Accidents related to garage doors are very rare. However, when a person is hurt in an accident related to a garage door, they are often seriously hurt or they die from their injuries. The saying “knowledge is power” is very true, and it relates to being safe with garage doors. Two of the things people that have garages should be knowledgeable about relating to garage doors is what injuries can be caused by garage doors and carbon monoxide poisoning and garage doors.

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Topics: Garage Doors Safety, Safety

Garage Fire Prevention | Garage Door Repair Sandy Springs GA

Aug 28, 2015 11:59:00 AM

Garage fire prevention | Garage Door Repair Sandy Springs GA

New Call-to-action Our family garage had always been one of my favorite places to spend afternoons with my son. Regardless if we used our time to shoot baskets at the rim that hung above the outside of our garage door, working on one of our vehicles inside the garage, or simply watching a game on the small television screen that sat above my work bench, the garage always provided a place for the two of us to escape reality. Over time, my wife and two older daughters became accepting of the fact that on any given Saturday afternoon, Jake and I would be in the garage.

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10 Safety Tips for Garage Doors | Atlanta, GA

Jul 3, 2014 9:04:00 AM

Automatic garage doors are so convenient and easy to operate that they have become the most popular type for new homes and replacement garage door projects. It pays to remember that a garage door is generally the single heaviest item which is capable of movement in any home. This gives it a great potential to cause accident, injury or death if it is in poor repair, has been damaged in some way, or is misused in any way. A garage door can be particularly dangerous to children. Here are some great tips for garage door safety.

Garage Door Opener

A garage door opener is as fascinating to small children as any remote control or cell phone. However, they come with far more danger than either of these remote devices. It is possible for a small child to stand directly beneath the path of the door, push the button and be crushed. Such devices are not toys and should be kept out of the reach of children. 

Push Button Wall Controls

Many of these doors include push button wall control features, either as the primary method for raising and lowering the garage door, or a supplement to the remote electronic opener. These buttons should always be located at 5 feet or higher, where small children cannot reach them.

Moving Garage Door

Never try to beat the odds by dipping beneath the doors when they are lowering. Many crushing injuries have occurred this way.

Fingers and Hands

Never touch the garage door when it is in motion. Fingers can be mashed and broken when the sections separate and close during operation. Fingers and hands can be lost if they are crushed between the door and the tracks.

Electricity

An automatic garage door operates on electrical current. Keep an eye on the wiring to make sure it does not sag and the insulation covering the wires is in good repair. Do not attempt to repair electrical parts alone, call a certified technician to perform any garage door repair on electrical parts.

Springs and Cables

All garage doors are raised and lowered by a system of springs and cables. These springs and cables have are under extreme tension in order to keep the garage door balanced and working efficiently. Never tamper with or attempt to repair these items alone. They have the capacity to cause as much damage as a projectile fired from a weapon. A technician should be called to perform necessary garage door repair or adjustment.

Reversing Mechanism

Regularly check to make sure this feature is operating correctly. To test it, place a board underneath the path of the door and then lower it. If it is operating properly the door will automatically reverse as soon as contact is made with the object. 

Photoelectric Eyes

A great accessory is a photoelectric eye. This device is mounted a few inches from the floor of the garage and produces a light beam which shoots across the path where the door closes. If anything breaks the beam of light, the garage door will immediately stop moving.

Accidental Garage Door Damage

Believe it or not, garage doors are often impacted by automobiles accidentally. They can also sustain damage from storms. When you know that something has hit the garage door from outside or inside, call a technician to inspect it before using it again. Any mild to severe jolt can cause misalignment and damage to the door or its operating system which can prevent it from opening or closing properly.

Regular Maintenance

Just like any other part of your home, your garage door needs regular maintenance and inspection. Inspect it visually yourself on a regular basis, and have a professional inspection performed at least once per year to make sure everything remains in optimum condition.

The door of a garage, just like any other moving object, should be considered and treated in a manner which always puts safety first. Not only do you want to protect your automobile from damage, but also the people in your life from injury.

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Topics: Garage Doors, Safety

Careful! Garage Doors & Kids Don't Mix | Atlanta, GA

Jun 27, 2014 4:51:00 PM

Maintaining a garage door system on a home is important for many reasons. For practical use, having a functioning garage door is important for a home and its inhabitants to protect against inclement or weather extremes. Additionally, a functioning garage door is essential for safety, especially for children.

There are many types of garage doors today, and the conveniences they bring to the average homeowner is important. Over time as with all home appliances, a garage door opener may malfunction, have a worn out track, or get jammed. In these cases getting the garage door repaired is the best solution to add years onto the life of the garage door.

This can be especially important when it comes to safety. Since garage doors can malfunction over time, addressing the issue with proper garage door repairs can help ward off potential accident hazards. A garage door is a particularly heavy object and if it malfunctions it can cause injury quickly. In some cases, garage door malfunctioning can cause injuries that can be life threatening. This can be a cause of great concern for people of all ages. However, children are often the most vulnerable for this type of problem and hazard. Part of this is due to a child's natural curiosity and their tendencies to be in the wrong place, at the wrong time.

In addition to a malfunctioning garage door tracks, or jammed doors, other problems can arise that can cause hazards for children. Some of these are simply from playing with the door itself. In fact, children who get caught playing with garage door remote openers can often be found to be the culprit of many injuries that are sustained by children. For this reason it is very important that all garage door remote controls be kept out the reach of children. 

A child can easily think that a remote control garage door opener is a fun toy to play with and parents may get caught up in their daily lives and not pay much attention to the situation. Like a TV or stereo remote control, a child may find fascination with what it can potentially do. Because it can make a garage door open and close with the push of a button, it can bring a sense of magic for a child. However, this can often be when accidents and injury can occur. Constantly opening and closing garage doors can put added strain on a garage door opener and cause it to malfunction. This in turn can cause damage to the garage door track, the motor components as well as causing injury.

In order to avoid this potential problem there are a few important safety factors that should be followed when it comes to garage door safety.

First, a garage door and it's opener, should be checked approximately every 6 months for proper functioning. This process is not complicated and usually means simply taking the extra time to observe the garage door as it opens and closes. Getting up on a chair or small step stool, or short ladder to be close enough to watch the gears as the door moves along the track is important to ensure it is moving correctly on track. If any malfunctions appear, this often would be the first place they would be noticeable. If this occurs, getting a garage door repair would be best addressed at this time before the problem becomes more significant and costly to repair. In addition, all debris from around the track around the ceiling and wall should be removed.

Second, all remotes should be kept in a safe place away from the reach of children, including those that are attached to a set of keys. This will ensure that children do not use the garage door as a toy and continue to push on the door opener causing the gears to wear and possibly malfunction. Children should also always be encouraged to stay away from the garage door when in motion, and they should be told that the door and the opener are not toys and if they malfunction they could get hurt.

Lastly, garage door opener buttons should be installed at a high enough level so children, especially, young children cannot access the opener button. While remotes can often be the culprit of young children playing with the garage door, the wall mounted button can be a hazard as well. Wall opener buttons should be place at adult height levels for the protection of all home inhabitants.

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Topics: Garage, Garage Doors, Safety, kids, children

How to Increase Entry Door Security | Garage Doors, Atlanta GA

Jun 11, 2014 3:59:00 PM

There are a few ways in which you can increase entry way security. Some of these you may be aware of. Some you may not even know about. But if you want to increase your door security, follow a few of these steps.

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Topics: Door, Security, Safety

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