Having a garage door that needs no manual operation has been an agreeable device to many houses. New models are less dangerous which we can attribute to the national regulations that took effect on January 1, 1993. These rules which were adapted from the Underwriters Laboratories Standard 325, UL 325 for short, claims that each residential apartment is open for sale in the US must all have an optical sensor or door edge sensor as a constant feature. UL 325 does not leave out environmental and trouble detection protocols.
Safety laws nationwide relating to these doors were mostly derived from UL 325. It was created by the Underwriter's Laboratories in 1973 as voluntary industry standard safety law and then revised in 1982 and 1988 to include requirements for protection against electric shock, fire and entrapment hazards. The amalgamated laws was imposed which demands every residential door door opener made to be sold locally to follow the UL 325 entrapment protection prerequisites. On New Years Day 1993, UL 325 was again rewritten to also encompass the need for a built in optical sensor or a door edge sensor to be in this door, or at least its equivalent.
This codification is not saying consumers should buy this new door models. Once your current old models give way, however, you need to buy spare parts. Once this happens, it is time for the newer and less risky series.
On top of reinforcing a firmer law, the garage door openser industry also began a consumer awareness safety campaign. To confirm the safety and efficiency of a this door, a monthly quality check should be done. Inconsistencies with maintenance and correction of detected issues may end up with someone getting hurt. If you are not careful and you allow kids to play with the garage door opener controls, you are inviting danger that can end with tragic concences.
Being a little careful will not hurt and in fact will keep you and your family and friend safe. It lowers your safety a great deal and may even cause injury or death. Position transmitters and wall controls in areas children can not reach.
The height of the push button wall should be 5 feet and above. Clear it from any moving parts and should be fully beyond the reach if kids. Install and control the button from a spot where the closing this door is witnessed.
Children should be involved in the garage door safety discussions. Do not look away from the door until it is completely shut. Educate your children about not playing under or even close to the garage door.
Do not permit them to play under a closing door. Place a flat thing under the garage door at least 2×4 in dimension. A door originally geared to close should stop and then move the opposite way. Otherwise, you need to have this repaired, adjusted or substituted.