Garage Door Opener Inspection in Denver, CO
Data from the National Center for Biotechnology Information show that automatic garage door openers present hazards to children. Accidents that could be traced to the misuse and faulty designs of garage door openers lead to injuries and even death of children. This was supported by the findings of the U. S. Product Safety Commission and Underwriters Laboratories. Most of the accidents happened when children found a way to activate the garage door opener and were trapped under it while it was closing. The fault here is that the garage doors failed to reverse despite having a person or a child directly under them. It could be that the mechanism failed to recognize the presence of the children because of their size. They have tested different garage door openers and most of them were able to reverse when their system detected a blockage such as a big chunk of wood.
However, less than half of the units that they tested was able to detect a child-sized mannequin. That is why they have concluded that automatic garage door openers posed a great risk for children. To act on these alarming data, the government has made it mandatory for garage door manufacturing companies to provide a quick release mechanism on the garage door trolley so that the door could be disconnected from the garage door opener in case there is an entrapment. They are also required by law to include in their features a secondary safety reversing system that is placed near the floor. This could be in the form of photoelectric eyes, sensors, or electric safety edges. The government seeks strict compliance regarding this law to keep our children safe from injury and possible death.
Call A1 Garage Door Service Denver now at 720-400-7727 to schedule your garage door opener inspection. You do not want to put your family’s safety on the line. Let our professional technicians conduct a thorough inspection of your garage door opener and other components of your garage door system to make sure that it is working properly. They have received proper training regarding the conduct of routine inspection and they will give you proper advice on how to keep your garage door in top working condition. A1 Garage Door Service Denver is a company that you can trust. We care about you and your family. You can expect nothing but the best service from our team.
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