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Power Outages and Garage Door Safety

If you’re experiencing a power outage in light of the high winds in Southern California, you won’t be able to open or close your garage door without a garage door opener with battery backup installed.

Today, we wanted to take a moment to share some information on the current power outages, the benefits of installing a battery backup, and the importance of preparing for evacuation.

Power Outages, 2019

In light of the dry weather and high winds, power companies have been shutting power off to a wide range of homes and businesses throughout Ventura County and Los Angeles County.

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According to PowerOutage.us, there are currently 1,784 outages in Ventura County and 6,007 outages in Los Angeles County. This may help prevent new fires from starting due to electrical lines, but it can pose new problems for homeowners and business owners alike.

Your garage door opener needs electricity to operate properly – without power, you won’t be able to open or close your garage door.

This is why it’s important and legally required to have a garage door opener with battery backup installed.

What’s a Garage Door Opener Battery Backup?

A backup battery ensures your garage door will open and close during times of power outages, which can be important if you need to evacuate and can’t open your garage door manually.

Your Garage Door Guys offers the latest LiftMaster garage door openers equipped with battery backups.

Sen. Bill Dodd proposed newly sold or installed garage door openers for residential properties in California should be equipped with backup batteries as a matter of public safety. The law was signed into effect on September 21, 2018, and required all garage door openers sold or installed as of July 1, 2019, to be equipped with a backup battery.

“Most people don’t think about this until it is too late,” Dodd said during a statement. “My goal with this bill is to raise awareness and give people the security of a battery backup.” – Sen. Bill Dodd

A garage door opener backup battery ensures your garage door opener operates in the event of a power outage. This allows you to get out of your garage during an emergency accompanied by a power outage.

Installation

As mentioned, new garage door openers should be equipped with a backup battery. If you have an older garage door, however, we encourage you to consider installing a backup battery or updating your opener to a modern garage door opener.

It’s just a matter of safety.

Garage doors are heavy, which can result in personal injury if you’re not careful while trying to escape your house during an emergency. A battery backup remedies this by providing the garage door opener power during a power outage.

Your Garage Door Guys Can Help

If you’re interested in improving the safety of your garage door, please give us a call. We will be happy to explain how battery backups work, provide an estimate, and provide garage door opener installation for you.

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