Guaranteed Safe Garage Door Service for Los Angeles Homeowners
The garage door is the only moving wall in your house. Chances are, it is the primary entrance and exit you and your family use when you leave or come home – often twice a day or more. Isn’t it time you made sure your family and friends are safe from danger?
Precision Overhead Garage Door Service of Los Angeles makes every effort to ensure you know the facts about garage door safety, because this information could save your life and the lives of your loved ones. Safeguard your family and friends from possible harm and read the following guidelines.
Garage Door Maintenance
In addition to garage door installation, one of the top services we offer for your home is garage door maintenance. Your garage door may need routine maintenance at any given time, and it will also be due for scheduled maintenance over time. Regardless of whether the door’s maintenance is planned or unintentional, we have you covered. We will put your garage door through a thorough 25-point inspection to make sure the door is safe and working properly. The garage door will get checked inside and out for proper appearance and normal function.
What Does Garage Door Maintenance Include?
Our top-notch garage door inspection program covers the basics of your garage door’s operation and more. Regular service ensures that all components of the door, including the hinges, tracks, springs, and even components such as the garage door opener, are in good working condition. We also check the panels, which act as the glue that holds the garage door together. Through regular maintenance, we can make sure that all the garage door parts are working well and do not pose a safety hazard.
Garage Door Safety Guidelines
- Do not walk or stand under a moving door! Do not play “beat the door.” It is unsafe and can result in serious injury or death. Parents and adults should set a good example. Be sure you know how to use the emergency release, in case someone is pinned by the door.
- Do not let children play with or use the transmitters or remote controls. Always place and store them out of the reach of children.
- Never allow children (or anyone) to hang on, or “ride,” your garage door. At the lightest, garage doors weigh over 100 pounds and if a cable or spring breaks, the downward force could severely injure or even kill someone. Additionally, if a child is “riding” a door and lets go near the top, the child could be hurt due to the fall.
- Never leave an automobile or other personal items underneath an open garage door.
- Never remove, adjust, or loosen the screws on the bottom brackets of the door. These brackets are connected to the spring by the lift cable and are under extreme tension.
- Be sure that children know that garage door openers are not toys. Reckless operation and allowing children to play with or use garage door opener controls can lead to serious injury and even death. Discuss garage door safety with your children. Explain the danger of being trapped under the door.
- Be sure that the push-button wall control unit is out of reach of children (at least 5 feet from the floor) and away from all moving parts. Mount and use the button where you can clearly see the moving garage door. Be sure to take some time to inspect and test your complete garage door system. Make monthly inspection and testing a habit. Safety should be made a priority. Garage door and garage door opener safety should be routine in your home. Your owner’s manuals will recommend additional maintenance for your models of door and opener.
- When using the push-button or transmitter, keep the door in sight until it completely stops moving. Children should be taught to never play under or near an open garage door. Children should also know to keep their hands and fingers clear of section joints, hinges, tracks, and other door parts. Contact with a moving door or its hardware could cause serious injury. These injuries can also happen with garage doors that don’t have automatic openers.