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Garage Door Safety and Children: Essential Tips for Parents

Published on April 16th, 2024

Garage doors are a convenience in our daily lives but pose significant safety risks to children. As parents, ensuring your child’s safety around these large, moving objects is crucial. Here are some essential garage door safety tips to help protect your little ones and keep your family safe.

  • Educate Your Children: Teach them that garage doors are not toys. They should never play with the door controls or hang on the door.
  • Keep Controls Out of Reach: Always place garage door openers and controls beyond the reach of children. This prevents them from operating the door unsupervised.

Garage Door Safety Tips

  • Regular Garage Door Maintenance Checks: Ensure your garage door and its safety features are working correctly. Regular maintenance of high-tension springs, cables, rollers, and pulleys can identify and fix potential hazards before they become a problem.
  • Use Safe Door Openers: Opt for garage door remote openers equipped with auto-reverse and infrared safety sensors. These features automatically stop and reverse the door if something or someone is in its path.
  • Physical Supervision: Whenever the garage door is in operation, supervise young children closely to ensure they stay clear of the door.
  • Securely Close the Door: Always fully close the garage door. Leaving your garage door partially open tempts children to try and enter or exit under them, leading to injury.
  • Demonstrate Safe Use: Show your children how to safely open or close the garage door, emphasizing the importance of staying away from moving parts.

Following these tips can significantly reduce the risks associated with garage doors. However, the safety and security of your garage door also depend on professional installation and maintenance.

Garage Door Installation or Repair – Call the Pros at Robert’s Garage Door Professionals

For homeowners and business owners in the greater Chicago area, ensuring your garage door is safe for every family member or employee is paramount. Turn to Robert’s Garage Door Professionals of Chicago for the highest quality garage door installation and repair services, both residential and commercial.

Our expert team is committed to providing safe, reliable, and efficient solutions to meet all your garage door needs. Contact us today to ensure your garage door is as safe as it can be!

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