Hidden Hazards in Your Garage

Your garage is one of the most important parts of your home. You park your car in there, you use it for storage and more. But many people are not aware of the hidden hazards that can be present in your garage. As experts in garage door repair in Lino Lakes, we know about these hidden dangers all too well. So here are some suggestions on how to keep you and your family safe from harm.

Automatic garage door opener

Automatic garage door openers are a great convenience. You don’t have to leave your car on a rainy day to open your garage door. You simply click a button and your garage door opens and closes on its own. However, you should be sure to keep up with any needed garage door repair, especially if you have one of these gadgets. When you open and close your garage door, you should always pay attention to who and what are nearby. Make sure you fully open or close your garage door. You should never leave it partially open.

Stairwells and poor lighting

Depending on the layout of your home, you might have a set of steps in your garage that lead in and out of your home. Make sure they are always well lit, and make sure you do not allow clutter to build up on them. Poor lighting can make it hard to see the stairs and other hazards, and that could lead to someone getting injured. Be sure to have lighting in your garage that properly illuminates your garage so you and everyone else can see where you are going. Now is a great time to inspect your garage to check on the lighting and for any needed garage door repair.

Storing chemicals and tools

Kids are naturally curious, so if you have children or if children somehow have access to your garage, be sure you properly store chemicals and tools. They should be tucked away and, if possible, under lock and key. Chemicals can also be a fire hazard, so make sure you keep an eye on them. If you notice that a container is leaking fluids, you should make sure to clean up anything that has spilled and get a new container.

Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

You should always have working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your garage and throughout the rest of your home. These can save lives and alert you to any potential dangers, like high levels of carbon monoxide or a fire.

If you need garage door repair in Lino Lakes, call Premium Garage Door Service at 651-344-0489 or Request Service.