### Garage Door Home Safety Tips + $25 Visa GC Giveaway Ends 10/2

Every day, you take measures to protect your children in each room of your home. In the kitchen, you don’t let them touch a hot oven. In your home office or study, you don’t let them climb the bookcase. In the laundry room, you don’t let them play with the washing machine or dryer. But in your front yard, do you let them play near or touch the heaviest moving object in your home: your garage door?

I never really thought about garage door safety, as our old house had no controller, and ours recently stopped working. Did you know that a garage door weighs more than 125 pounds? It made me think about when our kids were younger, how they wanted to help close the door. They know that it's not safe to be around the door when it's moving on its own. Thankfully, our system has a safety mechanism which makes it stop and/or reverse if a movement is detected in the space between the door and the floor.

If you have a garage door, you really need to take the Garage Door Safety Quiz. The IDA (International Door Association) offers a quick quiz on its website, www.garagedoorcare.com, to test you and your family’s garage door safety smarts. At only five questions, it takes just minutes to complete but could keep you and your family safe from potential hazards.

Here is an acronym to help parents teach their young children the do's and don'ts of garage doors, and how to be "D.O.O.R Safe":

Doors are heavy- never stand, run, or play under or near any garage door, especially when the door is open or moving

Openers are for adults! Never play with the button on the wall that opens and closes the garage door.

Ouch! Never touch any part of a moving garage door. Your fingers and hands can get hurt! ·

Remotes are for adults – never play with the remote control in the car or on Mom and Dad’s keychain.

Keep your kids safe and learn more about garage door safety, click here.

Our friends at IDA have offered our readers a chance to win a $25 Visa Gift Card.

To enter to win, take the garage door safety quiz, then come back here. Click on the Easy Entry option below and tell me your score. Once you submit that information, take advantage of our extra entry opportunities.

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