Great post from Chelan and East Wenatchee Home Inspections. With winter weather upon us, I recall a day the garage door 'bounced' back up, due to ice build up on the driveway. I drove away, without looking back, and came home to an indoor skating rink and a $5,000 plumbing bill.
The Garage door ... an instrumental asset to your home!
Are you pushing my buttons? Chelan and East Wenatchee Home Inspections
Do you know what the heaviest moving object in your home is, besides the car? No it is not Uncle Ernie. It is your garage door. Garage doors can weigh several hundred pounds.
In addition to being a very heavy mechanical objects they are often highly neglected in the home. Most manufacturers require a monthly check up and maintenance. We know that is not going to happen by the normal homeowner but we should think about doing periodic checks and maintenance.
Here we have a little helper from a recent home inspection. She is demonstrating why we want the garage door control button to be five (5) feet off the ground to prevent children from playing with the garage door. Are you pushing my buttons my little helper?
The operator also needs to be in sight of the door and away from all moving parts of the door.
It is estimated that each year about 20,000 people are injured by automatic garage doors and their openers. With children being a large number of those injured.
Year CPSC Report of Garage Door Related Injures
2006 18,781 CPSC Numbers are generated on a sampling of designated hospitals.
2005 19,228 Real figures could be higher, or lower.
2004 19,767 The categories tallied include automatic garage door and garage door openers.
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