Children And The Value Of Services04/09/2014 Back To Blog
It is important to take the necessary measures, which are going to protect the children from mishaps and accidents. Children are known to be very active with the daily activities of life and most of them are not able to differentiate the bad from the good. It is therefore the duty of the grown-ups to educate the children about the effects of playing near the overhead door.
Possible overhead door problems can hurt your children
You should make sure that you attend your child when playing around the area of your garage and if possible you should set certain guidelines that would act as restriction rules to keep the children away from it. If a child is hit by the door, the repercussions might be dreadful. Reports have shown that children have been amputated, seriously injured or even died from malfunctioning garage doors or by putting their fingers in the moving door. It is also your duty to take care of problems and make sure the door and parts are installed properly. Garage door maintenance must not be neglected but carried out often and, in fact, the sensors must be checked every other week to ensure they are working properly.
Some children tend to be very adventurous and they might look for various ways to use the door as a game. They actually find remote controls very amusing and some older ones find it even more entertaining speeding under the closing panel. It is therefore your duty to always point out the dangers that come with such games and at the same time educate them on the steps to be undertaken in operating the door remotes to prevent accidents. One of the guidelines that will minimize accidents involves installing the garage door opener wall switch high and far from the reach of children. Hiding the remote is also a good precaution measure but perhaps the most effective one will be to keep them out of the garage and never neglect garage door service.