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Your Safety Guide for Automatic Garage Doors

Your Safety Guide for Automatic Garage Doors

Your Safety Guide for Automatic Garage Doors

Your garage and garage door is a large part of your home and if you aren’t careful, it can pose a safety risk, just like any other moving equipment. It is important to follow certain safety rules in order to keep your family safe from harm. Have a kiddo and worried about their safety around the garage door? Follow these 5 tips to keep everyone in your family safe. Click To Tweet

How Can You Keep Your Family Safe Around Your Automatic Garage Door?

The garage door could pose a threat to the safety of your loved ones, but there is no need to worry if you perform monthly maintenance, keep fingers away from moving parts, and don’t let kids play with the garage door opener. These five tips can help you keep your family safe around your automatic garage door.

  1. Monthly Maintenance
  2. Keep the Garage Door Opener Away from Kids
  3. Open the Door Prior to Starting the Car
  4. Keep Your Fingers Away from Garage Door Parts
  5. Keep It Locked

1) Monthly Maintenance

One of the top (and easiest) ways to keep your loved ones safe when dealing with an automatic garage door is to perform monthly check-ups on your garage. You can easily do this yourself by opening and closing the door while inspecting gears, cables, and garage door springs to make sure nothing has broken, and nothing is blocking the track.

2) Keep the Garage Door Opener Away from Kids

The garage door opener is not a toy and it is important to keep it away from your children. Be sure to discuss with them the dangers of a garage door and how it can cause serious injury if they play with the garage door and opener.

3) Open the Door Prior to Starting the Car

Never start your vehicle while the garage door is closed. Vehicles emit exhaust when running and sitting in a closed garage with the car running can be dangerous and even deadly.

4) Keep Your Fingers Away from Garage Door Parts

When opening and closing your garage door, make sure no one’s fingers are anywhere near the door and the moving parts. They could get stuck between the door sections, causing injury and pain.

ProTip: To keep kids safe around your automatic garage door, teach them to never touch or be too close to the door while it is opening or closing.

5) Keep It Locked

Unfortunately, there has been a rise in home invasions over the past few years and if you keep your garage door unlocked, it can be an easy way for intruders to make their way into your home. Always keep your garage door closed and locked to help keep the whole house and family safe.

Staying Safe Around Automatic Garage Doors

Garages are great for many reasons—storage, home projects, play—but, they can also pose safety and security challenges. By following the above safety tips you can help ensure that everyone stays safe around your automatic garage door.

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When You Should Get Your Garage Door Serviced

When You Should Get Your Garage Door Serviced

Having a working garage door is important! It is the largest moving part of your home and your garage keeps valuables safe. Just like anything else, it is important to keep your garage door serviced so you don’t run into issues. If you are wondering when you should get your garage door serviced, this guide will help you understand about regular service checks, as well as preventative measures. Click To Tweet

It’s important to keep your garage door working in tip-top order. Getting a yearly service check is highly recommended and be sure to follow preventative measures to make sure you don’t end up with a garage door that won’t open or any other issues.

Regular Service Checks

To help keep from having issues with your garage door, it is important to have your garage door serviced by a garage door professional once a year. Getting regular service can help prolong the life of your garage door by ensuring it has proper lubrication, tightened bolts and springs, and the right spring tension.

ProTip: Even if your garage door seems to be working well, getting a yearly check is the best way to help prevent issues from arising.

Preventative Measures

In addition to having regular, yearly service checks, it’s important that you take preventative measures and do a monthly check on your garage door, too. Here are four things to pay attention to keep your garage door running like a pro.

  • Look & Listen — One of the most important things to do is pay attention to how your garage door is working. Each time you use it, notice how it moves. Is it jerking or making a weird noise? Do the pulleys and cables look symmetrical? If you notice anything strange about how your garage door is operating, you need to give your garage door professional a call.
  • Lubricate Moving Parts — Keeping the moving parts of your garage door lubricated will help keep everything moving smoothly and keep your garage door running smoothly. Ask your local garage door service company about the best types of lubricants to use.
  • While you should never tinker with your garage door cables, it is a good idea to check them and make sure they are not damaged or broken. If they are, contact a professional immediately.
  • Clear the Tracks — Sometimes things can get caught up or block your garage door tracks, so do a visual check to make sure there is nothing in their way.

Keep Your Garage Door Serviced

Your garage door is an important part of your home and it needs to be regularly serviced and maintained in order to work properly. By following the above guide, your garage door will keep working for years without issue.

Contact us for more information about when you should get your garage door serviced.

Garage Door Trouble

Garage Door Trouble

 

Is your garage door giving you problems? Do you just want a new garage door or garage door opener?

From simple garage door repairs to garage door installations

The Woodlands Garage Door Service does it all

For over 30 years the Hodges family has been serving The Woodlands community.

We are now located at 27493 Hanna Rd in Oak Ridge for your convenience. Feel free to stop by and make an appointment or give Justin Hodges call at 832-928-4407

We look forward to helping you with all you garage door needs

 

 

The Woodlands Garage Door Service

832-928-4407

27493 Hanna Rd

Conroe TX 77385

www.WoodlandsGarageDoor.com

 

 

 

Your Only Local Garage Door Company

Your Only Local Garage Door Company

The Woodlands Garage Door Service is the only  Local garage door company in The Woodlands Texas

Justin Hodges has proudly served The Woodlands Texas community for over 30 years.

We stay local so that way we can take care of the community that means so much to us

Call Justin today for all your garage door needs

832-928-4407

www.WoodlandsGarageDoor.com

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Updating Your garage door don’t have to cost a fortune- But it will make your curb appeal better

Don’t forget it also takes maintenance & upkeep just as a car

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Most people don’t think about their garage door when it comes to “updating” their home. But in reality, the garage door is usually the first thing a person see’s when coming to your home or even driving by. It is approximately 112 square feet of the home. Not to mention basically a moving wall. It takes maintenance and most people fail to do this until it is to late and then you have a garage door that is falling out of the opening, your springs break, or it is simply making a lot of noise. Then it cost more to repair at that time. A garage door is like a car, it needs a little TLC every now and then in order to function and a lot of us use it as our front door now, why not take care of the garage door and make it last a long time without pricey repairs. If you want to add curb appeal we can help with that also. There are accessories for your garage door !

 

 

Why Choose The Woodlands Garage Door Service? 

We are Local– we never leave The Woodlands unless it’s an emergency

We are Insured– For your protection & ours

We are Affordable– Getting your garage door repaired or serviced should not cost a fortune

We Offer Free Estimates in The Woodlands– We will gladly come by & talk to you about your garage door needs and help you figure out the best approach to your situation

When we give you a price- That is what you pay there is no hidden fees or taxes

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Justin Hodges has proudly served The Woodlands Community for over 30 years 

Call Today 

832-928-4407

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Local Garage Door Repair & Service

 

 

The Woodlands Garage Door  Service has been serving The Woodlands community for over 30 years.

We are Dependable, Affordable, Local and Insured

You won’t find  a better local garage door repair company anywhere

Locally Owned & Operated by Justin Hodges

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