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Use the emergency release feature
All garage doors have this handy feature that you can use to pull the door down or up in case of power failure. This is usually in the form of a handing lever (red in color, usually) from the middle of the track of the opener. You should teach all the members of the family to effectively use this in case of emergencies.
Fix the wall switch and dialpad slightly higher
If you have children, it makes sense to fit the wall switch and password dial pad slightly higher than where their hands can reach. In addition to asking them not to touch those, you can be assured that neither your children not their friends will try to play with them. This can also be done for the remote control holder.
Choose the right lubricant for your garage door
The product must not be thick or sticky. Otherwise, it will accumulate dust, dirt and may even attract tiny bugs. The door may become slower as a result and will begin to malfunction. Lithium-based products are usually the way to go. Generally, before buying a lubricant you should check what the manufacturer of your door recommends. Also, remember that WD-40 is not actually a lubricant.