Get those packed lunches ready and the backpack supplied - it's time for back to school! Getting the kids back into a school year routine can be a bit hectic. However, the staff at Overhead Door provides these back to school garage safety tips so your family is protected, even during the running around before classes begin.
Always Pay Attention
Even if you're in a hurry, make sure that you're aware of your surroundings as you back in and out of the garage. When people are running late, it's easier to skip routine safety precautions. Before moving your vehicle, make sure every person is accounted for and safely secured inside. Be sure to also watch out for pets entering and exiting the garage area.
Watch the Garage Door
Kids are bound to forget a few items, especially during the first few weeks of getting back into a schedule. If your child has to go back inside for something, teach them to wait until the garage door is full opened before entering. Additionally, before you start to close the garage door when you leave, be sure that children have safely exited the area.
Conduct Sensor Checks
The eye of your garage's safety sensor can go out after years of use. Be sure to schedule a routine garage safety check with Overhead Door to make sure that it's working properly.
Invest in Added Security Options
If your children are allowed to walk home from school, consider the OHD Anywhere™ app for your phone. That way you know when they've arrived or if they've come home when they shouldn't. Additionally, it's helpful on school days when you're running behind - especially if you've forgotten to shut the garage door when you left.
Teach Outside of the Classroom
Take the opportunity to teach your children about garage safety, especially younger kiddos. It's an opportunity to share valuable information and help them learn to be more alert and cautious about their surroundings.
Do you need a back to school garage door check to make sure everything is in working order? Schedule your appointment with Overhead Door today. Our fast, friendly technicians can help you make sure it's in the right condition.