Well, this awareness month sure crept up on most of us. Actually, most of us just thought of April as the month that starts with April Fool’s Day. There is definitely no pun intended in the fact that it is also National Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a disease that prevents sufferers from being able to socialize normally and understand abstract concepts such as danger. That is why we are choosing to make National Autism Awareness Month about improving your garage door’s safety factors. Even if you don’t think you know anyone who has Autism, it is important for your garage door to be safe. There are plenty of rules and laws out there to mandate this. However, there are plenty of things that slip by those rules and laws.
What Makes April A Good Month For This?
Well for starters, those of you who live in the northern regions get a break from the snow. It is really hard for anyone, professional or otherwise, to work on an icy garage door. It is also a great time of year for anyone, anywhere. It is like spring cleaning except it is spring garage door repairs and upgrades. As we said before, it is not just about making your garage door safer for Autistic people, it is making it safer for yourself any everyone else. It is great that we can all get together and practice better safety, together. You literally can’t go wrong with such an idea. It is also a great way to celebrate Autism awareness.
What To Check For
Does your garage door have the new safety sensors? These new sensors are innovations in garage door technology. They prevent your garage door opener from operating when there is something in the way of your garage door. This makes it far less likely for your garage door to close on a vehicle, person or anything else for that matter. Obviously, a garage door closing on a person can cause death or at the very least serious injury. A garage door closing on your windshield can make your car unsafe to drive. If you haven’t noticed yet, any repair to your car is probably going to cost a bit of cash.
With that said, you can also check your garage door’s frame and other aspects of your garage door. If your garage door opener, maybe it is time to replace it with a newer one. You can even go new age and get on that operates with commands from an app on your smartphone. This can also improve your home security. It is also important to keep an eye on your garage door springs, garage door rollers and anything else like that. By keeping it all in good condition, you are guaranteeing safety as well as a smooth running garage door.