Raleigh Garage Repair: Safety First
Garages are great for an assortment of various reasons. Just to name a few; storage, home projects, play, and work. Though garages provide a place for the reasons listed and more, they also pose safety and security challenges. Keeping your garage doors safe is important. Knowing that they’re safe ensure the safety of you and your family. In our previous post, we listed important safety tips to apply to your garage doors. Below are a few more garage door safety tips. If you have any questions about your garage doors, or need a maintenance check, be sure to contact Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service for all your Raleigh garage repair needs.
- Make sure the opener’s control button is out of the reach of small children.
- Do not let children play with garage door remote controls.
- Consult the owner’s manual and learn how to use the garage door’s emergency release feature.
- Inspect garage doors at least once a month. Make sure to pay attention to the springs, cables, rollers and pulleys. Look for signs of wear. Do not attempt to remove, adjust or repair these parts or anything attached to them. A trained door repairman from Hanson should make modifications to parts that need repairs or adjustments.
- Never leave the garage door partly open. Always shut it completely. If left partially open and then activated again, the door may travel down and come into contact with something in its path. Leaving the door open a bit also affects your home’s security.
- While on vacation, unplug the garage door opener unit. You can also use a vacation lock console security switch. This switch renders a remote useless.
- If your garage door opener does not have rolling-code technology, be sure to change the manufacturer’s typical access codes on the opener and remote control. Rolling-code technology changes the access codes each time the opener is used to prevent code grabbing. You can also invest in a newer model. Newer models are more advanced in their safety and security.
- A new trend in home invasion is gaining access to the home by stealing the opener or car. Never leave the remote control in the car or with a parking attendant. Consider using a key chain remote and always lock the entry to the inside of your home – especially if your opener is programmed to your vehicle. It is a small inconvenience for safety and security.
Be sure to contact us, at Hanson Overhead Garage Door Services, if you have any questions about Raleigh garage repair above. We strive to keep our customers safe and informed. If you’re in the market for new garage doors, and need help deciding what kind, remember us!