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Tips to Help Keep Kids Safe Near the Garage Door

Published on August 17th, 2020

Recently, many families have been trying to take advantage of the warm weather by spending time outdoors. For plenty of kids, this means playing in the driveway near the garage. In addition to garage door services close to Glenview, we have some tips to offer parents that can help them avoid accidents at home.

Discourage Sliding Under the Door

Many kids are attracted to the challenge of slipping under the door as it closes. As you might expect, this is the cause of many avoidable accidents and injuries. Don’t allow your child to run under the door as it closes.

Test Your Garage Door Sensors

Garages that are fitted with a motion sensor should be checked regularly to ensure the device is working properly. The device’s safety eye beams must be properly aligned in order to detect obstructions, such as toys or even bumpers that are in the way.

Keep Fingers Away from the Door’s Mechanics

It wouldn’t be the first time curious fingers and hands found their way into a garage door’s machinery! Communicate that the tracks, rollers, and cables are off-limits and should never be touched. These parts can be very dangerous to handle, especially while in motion.

Stop Play When the Garage Door is Moving

Teach your kids to pause games of catch or street hockey when the garage door opens or closes. It’s not uncommon for toys to get lodged in the machinery this way and cause damage to the mechanism. If something does get caught, allow a professional to retrieve it.

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If your garage door is damaged in an accident, is old and needs to be replaced, or simply stops working out of nowhere—Roberts Garage Doors can help. Call or email us today for assistance.

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