The garage goes beyond storing your car. In fact, it’s become a crucial factor when selecting homes, as it can provide a hefty amount of extra multi-purpose space.
While it does give a lot of room for storage, many mindlessly fit just about every little (or big) thing possible without giving regard to garage safety. It’s easy to forget that this is one area of your house that can be potentially dangerous.
Because safety should always be top priority, here are the five things you should NOT do in your garage.
- Set off fireworks
This should be a no-brainer but to some, this sounds like the most brilliant idea ever.
Your garage is home to plenty of flammables — paint thinner, pesticides, fertilizer, gasoline and more. The last thing you want is containing yourself and your friends inside a closed-door area where anything could go wrong. Just look at these guys.
- Poorly storing poisonous materials
Kids will always be kids. Most of the time, their curiosity could lead to far graver consequences.
Putting poisonous materials at easy reach is a recipe for disaster. Ensure all these toxic liquids are kept in their original containers at high-cabinets and far from those tiny, exploring hands.
- Store ladders vertically
Ladders stored vertically gives access to children who can’t help their curiosity. The garage isn’t exactly the best place to play so lessen the danger by storing ladders horizontally. This way, everything else is harder to reach.
- Leaving ropes lying around
Lengths of ropes carelessly displayed on your garage spells catastrophe. An accidental tug could bring everything else down, causing colossal injuries or worse.
It’s best to double-check if there are ropes hanging from hooks too.
- Neglecting power tools
The garage is not only a busy area but also, easily accessible. If you occasionally use power tools inside, make sure you unplug them right after use.
For double security, invest on plug locks that prevent insertion to outlets just in case you have meddling kids whose sense of adventure can’t be contained.
Always practice garage precautionary measures, whether you’ve recently moved in or currently fixing things. This way, you will always have peace of mind.