Heloise Hints

Heloise Hints


Garage Door: Is Yours Safe?

posted by eolsen

garageWhile electronic garage doors are so convenient, they also can be dangerous if children or pets interact with them. Use these safety hints to be sure your garage door is always in good working order and not a safety hazard:

1. On a regular basis, check the door to be sure it will reverse with 2 seconds of coming in contact with a person or an object. Check on line for the correct way to do this test yourself.
2. Bring in a professional to inspect the door every year or so to be sure that it is working properly.
3. Don’t let children play with the remote controls, or the button that may be on a wall in the garage. DON’T let them play with an automatic garage door at all!
4. Be sure your children are taught NOT to run out of the garage as the door is on the way down. This is the most important Heloise Hint for you to remember!



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