It’s been a long day. You pull up in front of your garage, press the open button on the remote, and you wait for the door to open. And then you wait some more. You press the button again, but still nothing happens. You realize that there’s something wrong, but it can’t be the remote, as you just changed the batteries. You realize with a sinking heart that you’re going to have to reprogram your LiftMaster/Chamberlain garage door opener.
It doesn’t matter where you happen to live. Power outages happen from time to time. It might be due to a storm, someone hitting a power line, heavy snow, or any other number of reasons. Regardless of what caused the problem, we all know that power outages aren’t typically a good time. If you are stuck inside, you can try to make the best of things, but sometimes you need to get out. However, if you have an electric garage door opener, you might be wondering how to do that. After all, doesn’t the opener need power to run?
The evening is a special time to relax and replenish in expectation for another busy day. It may seem obvious and a little strange to spend a blog talking about it, but it happens to almost everyone. Some extenuating circumstances cause us to rush into the house and forget about closing and securing the garage door. For some, rushing home to do vital tasks is necessary because of the pressures and fast-paced world around us. For many homeowners, this evening rush can cause them to forget to do something very important, close the garage door. You may say “No big deal, nothing to worry about.” Unfortunately, you may be wrong.
The garage is generally not considered the sort of place where young children will be spending time without supervision. There can be dangerous items stored inside that could injure a child who was only trying to play. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep the garage cleaned up and safe enough that a child won’t run into harm if they want to ride their bike inside the garage or play ping pong with a friend.
It’s so easy to take garage door openers for granted. When you need to leave or enter your garage, you just push the button on your door opener remote. If your kids need to get in when they come home from school, they can just use the exterior keypad. Basically, if you have a good garage door opener, you never have to use the front door of your house.
What’s one of the most dangerous parts of your home? If you answered “my garage door,” you’re right. Why are these elements of your home, designed to protect it, so unsafe? Read on to learn more about the hidden dangers your garage door might pose to you, your children and your pets.
Everyone knows that kids have the curiosity to explore and look for trouble throughout out the home. In fact, you might have childproofed the house already, but have you thought about the garage?
Even if your kids only go in the garage when you are present, accidents can happen when your attention is diverted, and have repercussions that last for life. Please take a look at these five danger points and how to avoid them.