Your garage is an extension of your home, but when was the last time you really surveyed this space for safety? Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Columbus, OH would like to help you understand the dangers in your garage that can cause serious injury with these garage safety tips.
Glance through your garage to spot areas that could use organization and see if you spot any of the following:
- Sharp-edged tools and items not safely stored away
- Stray cords or clutter on the ground that may cause tripping
- Fluids and liquids not properly contained which can spill and leak fumes into the air
Garage Safety Tips for Unseen Risks
Some dangers are invisible to the naked eye. Ensure liquids are properly sealed. Old paint cans and spare fuel for the chainsaw are all things that can emit fumes into the air if not sealed tightly. Keep these items closed and away from children and be sure to only use them in a properly vented area.
Though you think you are practicing good security, NEVER warm up your vehicle inside the garage without opening the garage door. This will cause a dangerous build-up of carbon monoxide that can leak into your home and become life-threatening.
Garage Safety Tips for Hardware
Keep all tools secured safely out of the way. This can be achieved by installing a tool rack or other organizing features so that storage is easy, accessible and most of all safe! Prevent tripping and falling. If cords or clutter are causing the most risk, consider installing a cord rack or investing in stackable tubs to prevent stray items from ending up under your feet.
Use effective lighting to prevent falls and collisions as much as possible. Your garage both inside and immediately outside should be properly lit. Our technicians are experts at garage lighting installation.
Garage safety extends to security for your home as well. Never leave your garage door open for long periods of time while inside or not home. This allows direct access to your home and can expose your belongings to theft or damage. To help with this habit, use an automatic garage door opener with remote. By having an automatic opener, you are sure to remember to keep your garage closed and locked at all time. The convenience will entice you to always close the door.
Don’t forget to keep the side door locked as well as the main doors. The spare garage door to the side yard or backyard may get forgotten but it should be as secure as your front door. This point of access can leave your home vulnerable if not safely maintained.
A Safe and Secure Garage and Home
Trying to keep organized for garage security can become overwhelming because we tend to overload the space with clutter. Our maintenance team at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Columbus, Ohio is happy to assist you will all of your installation and design needs. Together we can create a solution that you feel happy and safe with.