The Main Garage Door Injuries12/14/2013 Back To Blog
You should take garage door maintenance and repair very seriously as improperly maintained garage doors can easily cause serious injury or death. Garage door related accidents account for thousands of injuries every year. You can prevent most of the accidents by properly maintaining your door so that it functions properly at all times. This article will inform you of what to look out for when making sure your garage door is safe to use.
Causes of Garage Door Injury
The main causes of garage door injury fall under five categories. Once you know and understand how and why these accidents occur then you will know what to look out for and consequently be better prepared to make sure your door is functioning correctly so you can prevent a serious accident from occurring.
Some of the main causes of injury in regards to overhead doors include falling doors, improperly adjusted opener force settings and safety eyes, pinch points, attempts at DIY repair words, especially by persons without the proper knowhow or the right tools for the repair work and uncontrolled release of spring tension.
How to Prevent Injury
Prevention is better than cure, and now you know what the main causes of such injuries are. You're probably ready to know the best ways to prevent it from happening and what to look out for to make sure your gate is 100% operational before use. Have a look at the following list and see how many of these important precautions you take on a regular basis; you may be surprised.
The best ways to prevent injuries are:
- Check the opener force settings
- Make sure safety eyes are installed and operational
- Educate your children on the dangers of garage doors
- Never go near a door unless it has stopped moving
- Test your door monthly