When thinking of Garage Door Safety Tips, most people don’t think of wildfires having an impact on them. However due to the Wildfires in California in 2018, legislation was passed in California that stated that any electric garage door openers newly sold or installed would be required to have backup batteries equipped to power them in event of a utility outage.
This was due to many residents who struggled to open their garage doors during wildscale power outages that came with a firestorm in October 2018. 5 people who died in the North Bay during the fires did not or could not escape through their garages. “Requiring backup batteries on garage door openers will save lives and ensure no one is left vulnerable,” Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa said in a statement.
Though we are in the Kansas City Metro don’t have to worry about wildfires, we do have to understand garage door safety. Here are 7 things every homeowner in Kansas City should know about garage door safety.
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