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Essential Garage Safety Tips

Posted on August 17th, 2020

Depending on how you use your garage, it may be one of the most hazardous places in your home for you, your kids, or your pets. Taking certain precautions can help you avoid certain worst-case scenarios. Here are some points to check off while assessing your garage.

Make Sure Your Garage is Well-Lit

While you might not spend lots of time in the garage, installing good lighting can help you avoid accidents. With proper lighting, you can move about more confidently in the space.

Look for Signs of Door Disrepair

If your garage door is showing signs of wear and tear, it’s important to contact a professional who can repair it. Certain kinds of damage can result in serious damage to your car or yourself.

Have a Fire Safety Plan

Most people stock a fair amount of hazardous materials in their garage, including fuel, chemicals, and electrical appliances. If your natural gas heater is present in the garage, shutting off the pilot light is essential before working with certain types of chemicals. Having a fire extinguisher handy is an absolute must for any garage.

Keep Clutter in Check

Depending on how and where your belongings are stored, clutter itself can pose a health hazard to anyone in the garage. Make sure that your above-head storage is well anchored, minimal clutter is on the floor, and unused hazardous materials are disposed of.

Limit Car Idling Time

Idling your car in the garage, even with the door open, can cause dangerous carbon monoxide to build up. This gas is very harmful and spending prolonged periods breathing it in can seriously affect your health.

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