You may not think about your garage as a dangerous place, but there are certain risks contained within. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of San Antonio, TX knows how important safety is to our customers. Here are some garage safety tips to keep your family from harm.
Stack & Store Properly
Everyone stores different types of items in their garage, but not everyone stores them properly. Do you have a cardboard wall of boxes somewhere in your garage that’s ready to topple at any moment? This can become a hazard if someone attempts to get to something in the stack, or even if a box just settles and messes up the balance.
Always use alternating rows so that boxes overlap like bricks in a wall to prevent entire columns from coming down at one. Be sure to only stack boxes to just about eye-level. If you need to stack any higher, hang sturdy shelves on the wall to utilize the vertical space you require.
Secure Dangerous Items
Lots of dangerous items can be stored in a garage – power tools, saws, fuels, etc. These need to be properly secured to avoid being tampered with by small children. When putting these into cabinets, be sure to lock them up properly.
Label Hazardous Chemicals
Another way to avoid danger with regard to hazardous chemicals is through proper storage habits. Only keep chemicals, oils, gasoline, and similar items in their appropriate containers with clear labels. This will not only keep your family safe, it will prevent mix-ups that could damage your tools and equipment.
Use Adequate Lighting
Because we often don’t spend a lot of time in our garage, we may not consider lighting to be high on our list of priorities. However, poor lighting can be a source of danger through the risk of falls and even security. Bad lighting on a walkway or stairway can lead to falls. Poorly lit areas of the garage can also become hiding spots for would-be intruders.
Garages easily get crowded, cluttered, and messy. This can lead to slip and trip hazards that can lead to serious injury or even death. Clutter from poorly organized items in storage can cause trips and falls, so be sure to keep everything off the ground and properly stored.
Failing to keep your garage floor clean can lead to slips which can result in falls as well. Anytime there’s a spill of oil, paint, or other chemicals, be sure to clean it up immediately to prevent slips. Use a heavy-duty cleansing soap to make sure that all slippery chemicals are completely removed from the floor.
Contact Us For Service
Neighborhood Garage Door Service of San Antonio, Texas hopes you put these garage safety tips to good use. If you’re experiencing any unsafe conditions as a result of garage door problems, call us right away. We can be on the scene right away to assess your situation and provide quality garage door service. We’re available anytime, night or day to take your call and get you the help you need.