The world changes in the summer. People do not frown but, smile. Children are not confined in the house but, they have the chance to play outside in the open space. This is the best time for all and must not be ruined with injuries and problems. When the kids play hide and seek in and out of the garage as the mother prepares the laundry and the father fixes the bike, who is watching over the garage door?
A beautiful moment of family peace and happiness can be ruined in seconds. It would only take a damaged cable or a snapped spring. Did you check the effectiveness of the safety sensors lately? It is not peculiar that most garage door victims are kids. They are innocent and hardly have the sense of danger in them. They find garage doors amusing and don’t know what threat is unless you would explain them the dangers yourself. You don’t need to terrorize them and give them nightmares; just tell them a teddy bear story and take action yourself.
Summer is the best season for maintenance
Garage doors must make it through the harsh hot summer and get prepared for the winter. Thus, garage door maintenance must be scheduled with Homeland Garage Doors beforehand. The good and thorough inspection of the mechanism and the troubleshooting of the opener and the other parts will give you an idea about the status of your garage door. Don’t postpone repairs. If some parts are old or thirsty for lubrication, don’t think about it twice. Treat your mechanism right, so that it can be nice to your children, too. It’s important to check the sensors often because the reverse mechanism can really be a life savior.
Take precautions in and out of the garage
It is self-evident that the garage must be completely secure for children and this means keeping sharp tools and equipment out of their reach. The good weather will give you the opportunity to clean well the garage and throw away the junk, which don’t only contaminate the air but they can provide shelter to small animals. You don’t want to see your kid approaching a snake or a rat. Do you? For the same reason, you must replace the bottom seal to keep insects, rodents and elements out and you might want to install cameras in the perimeter of the garage. This way, you can check your kids playing in front of the garage while you are working in the computer and it’s also a great turn off for intruders, too.
Make the days longer
One of the greatest things about the summer days is that they last longer. It gets dark later and people have the chance to stay out more. Children forget about the time when the sun is still shining and you prolong their days and enhance their safety by installing more lights in the yard. They will feel more confident themselves and you can rest assured that lights will keep strangers away.
Get the remote controls off their hands
It seems that children’s curiosity is intrigued during the summer and they like to explore places and discover new games. Remote controls are the perfect game and the moving panel is even funnier. They will even call their friends to play with the buttons and start chasing each other as the door goes up and down. This is a high risk game even for grownups and even when the sensors and the reverse system work fine. You need to do two things: first, make sure that the reverse mechanism is in fact effective and second teach them that this is not a game. Beyond that point you can only keep the clicker out of their hands to have peace of mind.
Discover the benefits of the park
Kids need to run, play and do all the silly things in the world. That’s the glory of childhood! You can’t take that away from them but you cannot play with their safety either. You can let them take out some energy in the yard but the garage and the spot under the garage door are not the ideal places for games and fun. Discover the parks of your neighborhood and let their playful spirits conquer the world with absolute safety.