Garage Door Safety
When it comes to safety, there should be no compromises or corners cut. At Elite Garage Door & Gate Repair in Tacoma, we believe in ensuring that all our clients are updated with the latest garage door safety tips. We share a couple of important garage door safety tips which should help keep you and your family safe.
When in the market for a new garage door it pays to take a look at the safety features. However, out of the rather extensive list of safety features, only a few are really important. Make sure that your new garage door has the following safety features:
Infrared Safety: Garage door manufacturers brand this by various names. However, at the most basic level, the technology uses an infrared beam to detect if someone or something is in the way of the door closing. When something is detected the door stops moving and in some models will reverse.
Self Monitoring and Diagnostics: Again, various manufacturers will brand it differently. However, the technology ensures that the garage door is constantly monitored for abnormal operation. As soon as something unusual is detected, it will sound an alert. If anything it helps reduces accidents caused by malfunctioning garage doors.
Encrypted Remotes: The technology encrypts the remote’s security code by drawing information from over billions of possible combinations. Each time the door is opened or closed the security system is updated with a new code. This feature helps keep your home safe from intruders.
Another important safety tip for garage door owners is not to try and fix or adjust the tension spring or any other spring for that matter on their own. Your garage door safety, as well as your own personal safety, requires that you not try to adjust the springs as they can cause associated parts to hit you or the door to suddenly crash. If there is a problem with the garage door springs, then call us right away to fix it.
The biggest mistake you can make is trying to put your weight on the door or using the car to try and open the door or even close it. It is a dangerous attempt as it can cause the door to break off and fall on you or destroy personal property. It can also cause a short in the wires which would blow a fuse. Not to mention the fact that you could be doing irreparable damage to the garage door.
The latest garage doors have so many safety features built into them that its hard for things to go wrong. However, most people never read the user manual, and so they have no idea of how the features work or if there is a problem then what is causing it. That said garage door safety should always be a priority since they are the most massive machines in your home.
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