Garage door safety should always be a concern when children are arround, but especially when having to do with automatic garage doors. Pinnacle Garage Door of Utah seeks to bring safety to the home by offering advice and precautions to keep child safety around the garage door in the forefront of the consciousness.
Reading the directions is the first step to take in safety. Knowing the ins and outs of the garage door is the first step in making sure everyone is safe around it. Properly trained Utah garage door technicians should be the ones installing the door. They will test the door starting and stopping multiple times to ensure proper functioning tracks including the proper stopping mechanism as it reaches the ground.
Most electric garage door openers will only work when the button is pressed, but unless there is a motion sensor trigger around 12 to 18 inches from the ground, the door will not stop if someone is walking under the door. This can be hazardous, as the door will not stop, until it has completed run its track. For garage door safety It is highly advised that all garage doors without these motion sensors, get one installed. At Pinnacle Garage Door of Utah we are experts at installing garage doors and sensor that will help keep your children safer.
Children should stay away from the moving door no matter what. This is a machine that will not stop until it has fully closed or opened. Similar suggestions include keeping the automatic garage door opener out of reach of children and keeping the door mounted remote at least five feet off the ground to prevent younger children from accidentally engaging it.
The Pinnacle garage door technician can show their customers the ins and outs of the garage door. They can illustrate what a broken spring will look like and how the door will react when it is not working correctly. Customers should pass this knowledge on to their children so they know what to expect and know when something is wrong.