Garage Door Safety Tips to Keep Everyone and Everything Safe

Published on by GVA Garage Doors

Garages are useful for a wide range of reasons – home projects, storage, play – but, for all of those reasons, they also can prompt safety & security challenges. Here we have prepared this garage door safety tips to keep everyone and everything safe and secure.

Ensure the garage door opener control button is out of the reach of small kids.

Don’t let the kids play with a garage door remote controls.

Check the owner’s manual to learn how to use the emergency release feature of the garage door.

Visually examine the garage door every month. Check out the cables, springs, pulleys and rollers for indications of wear and tear. Don’t try to adjust, remove or repair these components or anything affixed to them. A trained garage door technician should be appointed to make adjustments to these parts, which are under high tension.

Check the garage door opener’s reversing hardware every month by placing a 2x4 board in the door’s path. If the door doesn’t reverse after contacting the object, get in touch with a qualified garage door pro for repair. If the opener hasn’t been replaced since 1993, strictly think about a new one with auto-reverse as a standard feature.

Don’t leave the overhead door open partially. When activated again, it may traverse downward & come in touch with an object in its way. This can hinder your home’s security as well.

Never put fingers between door sections & elucidate the risk to kids. If you’ve small kids, go for a garage door with panels that cannot pinch.


While on vacation, unplug the opener or make use of a vacation lock console security switch, which renders remotes unusable and is an elective accessory to most openers.

Looking to buy a new garage door in Richmond for your residential property? GVA Garage Doors can be trusted for all garage door associated help – be it buying a new garage door, replacing an old one, repairing a non-functional garage door or installing a brand new overhead door for residential or commercial use. Please contact us on (604) 398 4009 for any garage door related query!

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