Garage Door Safety for Kids and Why It’s So Important

Children can be unpredictable and, in some cases, are out of control and can get injured in numerous ways, and many of these ways can be preventable. Garage doors are one of those things that can be dangerous for children. Children can be seriously injured or even die because of poor garage door safety, which makes this matter a top priority. It is even more critical to have the right and best garage door safety rules in place. Make sure to speak with a garage door specialist in Vancouver regarding further tips for childproofing or even maintenance to help the garage door remain safe, especially when children are around.

Teach Them About the Garage Door

Teaching children about garage door safety is an ideal way to go about this. Educating them and making sure your children understand the importance of garage door safety rules is crucial for your peace of mind. It can help reduce the chances of having someone injured or killed due to a lack of knowledge about the garage door and improper handling by children who may be curious about the door and portray it as a toy.

Showing them the springs, how the door works, how these pieces come together—and highlighting the dangerous aspects of a garage door; this is a great way to teach and protect kids. Always watch the younger children when they are around the garage, playing in the back alley and on the driveway. As a garage door owner, you should educate your older children about the doors, how it’s operated, and even teach them to watch for the younger kids.

Warn Them About the Dangers

Warning children about the dangers and let them know that the possibility of injury is high if they do not follow the warnings. Keeping it simple with basic rules, giving them this information may help prevent fatal accidents in the future. Keeping remotes out of children’s reach and installing the control panel at a specific height so it is away from their reach is crucial. It is essential to let your children know that keeping a distance when a door is opening and closing. And never go under a moving garage door during an operation cycle, and passing in and out is allowed only when a garage door is fully open. Disengage the garage door and demonstrate how it can slam shut.

Let them know that you or other adults are the only ones allowed to control and operate the garage door. In addition, make sure they know that they should not climb on the door or play anywhere around it because of the garage door size.

Show the joints to the children and let them know that this area can pinch fingers or other parts of the body. Generally speaking, the garage is not the ideal place for children to play.

Garage Door Safety Systems

The garage door opener safety features are mandatory and should have at least two systems in good working condition.

Safety sensors – located about 6 inches above the concrete floor attached to the vertical tracks they transmit a laser beam and if interrupted, will reverse the closing cycle preventing the garage door from closing on a child or any other object or vehicle.
The auto reversal system – a system that is a backup to the safety sensors. In a case where a child or a vehicle passes under a closing door, and for some reason will not trigger the safety sensors, as soon as the garage door will hit an object or a person, the resistance from this object will trigger a reversal movement resulting in the garage door opening.

If you are looking for garage door maintenance, repairs, an inspection of the safety systems or replacements for your garage door or opener or a new garage door altogether, speak with a professional garage door technician. At Titan Garage Doors, our professionals know how to provide the best repairs, maintenance, replacements, inspections or installations for homeowners in the greater Vancouver area. Contact us today VIA phone, email or visit our website at https://titangaragedoors.ca/.

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Coquitlam BC V3B 0J3
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Reviews For Titan Garage Doors Coquitlam

Christopher Jones
Christopher Jones
04:41 09 Feb 20
My old garage door opener failed on Saturday afternoon. I called Titan Garage Doors in Coquitlam and was amazed to... learn that they could have someone available to look at it that day. Technician Adam was at my door shortly after 6:00 pm. An hour and a half later, I had a brand new opener installed, the spring rebalanced, and door joints lubricated. I was very pleased with the prompt and professional service. Titan will be my “go to” for all of my garage door needs going forward.read more
Simon Hardy-Francis
Simon Hardy-Francis
02:08 17 Jan 20
One of our two, relatively new, garage door springs broke after about 5 years. So googled and found Titan Garage Doors... to fix it. They turned up same day within 1.5 hours to fix it. Alex, the technician was a super nice and super skillful guy, and it was obvious he had done the job countless times. He had to work in cramped conditions because the cars were struck in the garage, but he did a great job. The final price for two new springs was C$420 including tax. I'm only taking a star off because the person on the phone initially -- not Alex -- said a different price range; $150 to $250 ish. They must replace pairs of springs all day long... so why not just quote the real prices charged over the phone? Summary: Loved Alex. Hated the phone person in retrospect.read more
Chris M
Chris M
20:37 31 Dec 19
Needed a new spring replacement. I was able to make an appointment same day and the technician was excellent. Great... customer service and stayed true to their estimate that was quoted over the phone. I would use them again.read more
Kevin S
Kevin S
23:07 28 Dec 19
My garage door spring snapped. Called these guys first thing in the morning. When the mechanic arrived 30 minutes... later, I was anticipating getting ridiculous quote like those locksmith scam (paid $260 for 1 minute of job because locksmith knows you are desperate about getting locked out). Later I realized garage door repair isn’t the same as locksmith. I was given a reasonable quote for one hour of labour and it includes the price of the spring. After the mechanic got the door fixed, I was able to pay by credit card and was given a receipt. And on top of that, there is warranty for their repair work. I hope I don’t have to called them any time soon, but if I have to I will. Highly recommended.read more
David Ronald
David Ronald
20:21 14 Dec 19
Customer service phone response was excellent. Service tech , Alex, arrived promptly, surveyed the issue, provided... options , made adjustments and debriefed very professionally. Management of payment was fast and fair. This was an overall excellent experience.read more
Rob C
Rob C
02:54 11 Dec 19
Very prompt service. The technician, Eli, was pleasant, courteous and professional. He assessed the problem that we... were having with our garage door opener, opened the unit up and showed me the parts that had failed. Upon my approval of his price quotation, he went to work replacing the defective/failed part which I was pleased to find out that he carried in his vehicle. Very happy with the experience and highly recommend this technician and the company.read more
Bebe Z
Bebe Z
04:37 10 Dec 19
We're very happy with the service. Dan did a great job fixing our garage door. He also updated all rollers and... installed door seals on the sides and top. Would recommend to anyone who needs their garage door fixed or serviced.read more
Patrick Wright
Patrick Wright
01:49 26 Nov 19
I would NOT recommend this company! We called Titan to come and do a service, maintenance and any necessary repair on... our garage door. The technician showed up, spent maybe 10 minutes at our place, balanced the door, took his $120 bucks and basically that was it. We asked if there was anything else that needed to be done and we were told no. Our installer arrived the next day and we were told that some of the rollers and hinges would need to be replaced prior to the installation of our new garage door opener. We were not told by Titan that any of this needed to be done. Titan returned the next day to give us a quote for the rollers and hinges... They quoted $40 dollars for each hinge, and $15 per roller. We have 12 hinges/rollers! At this rate, we'd be better off buying a whole new door! We had another company come in and replace only what was broken for a fraction of the cost and they did an amazing job I would not recommend this company, unless you have money to burn and want to overspend!read more
Rennie Durgapershad
Rennie Durgapershad
22:48 02 Nov 19
This was great and most expeditious service. The installer Adam was great and knowledgeable. Impressed with speed of... the service!read more
Chris Adamson
Chris Adamson
18:16 18 Oct 19
I am very happy with the service. Adam from Titan Doors did a great job fixing my garage door. He found the problem... right away (broken spring) and replaced the part quickly which he already had with him. Arrived within half an hour of me calling at 9 in the morning and fixed it all before 11am! Garage opens smoother and quieter than it did before! Thank you!!read more
Keni Casti
Keni Casti
23:38 01 Oct 19
We had Mario respond fast, (within the hour) he was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work and explained... step by step everything that was repaired. Excellent all around.read more
Frances Jans
Frances Jans
18:38 29 Aug 19
Convenient, called last night with a garage door issue, made an appointment for between 8-9am the next morning. Kim and... his team showed promptly within the time frame given, and completed within the hour. I would recommend this company.read more
Sarabjit Sehmi
Sarabjit Sehmi
01:15 29 Aug 19
Excellent service provided today along with the parts supplied. Best people to deal with regarding the repairs of any... garage doors requirements. Called them in an hour and were at my house within the specified time. Recommend this company for any repair needs.read more
Flora Lai
Flora Lai
20:45 26 Aug 19
These guys are great. They worked hard. Polite and nice. It is a good job.
Farid Jamal
Farid Jamal
21:11 04 Jul 19
These guys were great for speed and quality of service . They came in the first part of time window provided, reviewed... the work, provided a quote, which was just as well, as the their dispatcher had provided much lower quotes, I was happy with the quote and recommendations and they proceeded with the job. They were efficient, courteous and clean.. I would not only use them again, but also highly recommend them.read more
Sonia Workman
Sonia Workman
23:11 02 Jul 19
Garage door busted today and Kim was here within an hour and even called to let me know he was running a bit late so I... was waiting around. Was fast, efficient and thorough! Even fixed something else that I didn't notice. Would definitely recommend Kim and his services to anyone that needs any sort of garage door repair!!!!read more
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