Regardless if its a DIY job or a professional contractor doing a home garage door repair, safety is a priority in doing the simplest or the most complicated task. Accidents happen in the most unexpected circumstance, especially when working inside the garage. Here are some suggestions:
1) Organizing the garage
Labels are an important feature when keeping garage equipment. In case a garage door repair job needs to be done in the home, it is easy to search for the things that one needs.
2) Use protective gear to keep the body safe
There must be an adequate number of equipment available such as:
-Goggles The eyes are an important part of the body, and the most delicate. Any eye problem experienced needs an immediate consultation with a doctor. The eyes are used most of the time, especially when doing intricate garage door repair activities such as drilling. Safety goggles protect from any foreign material that may go inside the eye.
-Boots Boots with rubberized soles protect the feet from pointed objects. It also serves as an insulator from electricity.
-Helmet Trauma to the head can be devastating, especially when one is doing a garage door repair job. Wearing helmet during garage jobs keeps the workers safe while doing their tasks.
3) Keeping the garage childproof. Children are naturally curious. The garage is one place they would love to hang out because of the tools. They might consider them as toys. For example in a garage door repair job, the garage door remote control might be mistaken as a remote control for the TV as someone repairs the door. Keep small objects locked at top shelves where children cant access it. These may be thought of as candy, especially if the objects are colorful.
Just in case there is an ongoing repair, a neon sign must be plastered on the wall near the area where the work is to be done. At the same time, children need to be reminded that the garage is not a playground, and people can actually get hurt while doing garage work.
4) Doing an inventory of the gear
Garage equipment need to be checked from time to time to ensure that they are in working order. Please consider the following suggestions when doing an inventory:
- Search for warranty cards included in the power tool kit - Dispose used paint tubes, lubricants, and the like. They just build up clutter in the garage. - Check the power tools if they are in working order, or if they need to be repaired. Store them out of the reach of children.
Repairing your garage door isn't for the unexperienced. Unless you have a clear understanding of how your garage door works you may cause more harm than good. Or even worse is an injury while working on the door. Setting up all the safety components correctly will keep your family and pets safe. If you need help with your residential garage door repair contact a professional.
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