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Safety Tips for your Garage Door

The average garage door is 10 feet by 7 feet and weighs up to 300 pounds. Being the largest moving object in most of our homes, we have to make sure our garage doors are safe for our families. Here at Rockstar Garage Door Services, we have some important safety tips we’ve accumulated over the years that we want to share with you.

  • About once a month, test your garage door’s safety sensor mechanism by placing a piece of wood at the base of the garage where the door comes down and try to close the garage. You will be verifying that the garage stops before it hits the piece of wood and reverses to go back up.
  • Make sure children are aware the garage door is not a toy and that they shouldn’t use the opener unless under adult supervision. Always keep the remotes and garage door controls out of a child’s reach.
  • Practice using your garage door’s emergency release trigger. The steps to test it depend on what model you have so please refer to your owner’s manual.
  • Always make sure that the door closes completely before driving away or going into the house. Sometimes small animals try to run under it and you wouldn’t want to drive away if the door is about to go back up.
  • If you suspect there is an issue with the cables or springs on your garage door, do not attempt to fix it on your own. The cables are all under extreme tension and are prone to snapping if there is something wrong with them. Please call a professional at Rockstar Garage Door Services, 619-930-9854 and we will fix it for you.
  • Never leave your garage door remote somewhere unattended where it can be accessed by strangers. Your remote is, in essence, a house key so you should treat it as so.Keep up with your regular, annual garage door maintenance by a professional at Rockstar Garage Door Services.

The garage door is most commonly used 3-4 times a day. Normal wear and tear can happen, but we want to make sure there is no damage out of the ordinary and keep everything running smoothly for you. Give us a call today: 619-930-9854.