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Safety tips for your garage

by Becky Lanier 11/23/2022

Your garage offers a convenient place to keep your vehicle safe, store tools and gardening supplies and work on a wide range of projects. The following tips can help you improve the safety of your garage to lower the risk of injuries or other harm to you and your household.

Keep hazardous materials locked up

Pesticide products, fertilizers and similar gardening supplies can be harmful to people and pets. Other supplies, such as cleaning products, fluids for your car, paint, cans of gasoline and similar items, are also hazardous.

Keep any hazardous items or materials locked up in a storage area or cabinet in your garage, which helps prevent other household members from being able to access them. Make sure you're storing these items safely, such as providing ventilation if needed.

Store sharp tools and power tools safely

Sharp intruments and power tools can lead to severe injuries if younger house members get hold of them. Store these objects in a storage cabinet or on shelving far from curious hands. Consider locking power tools and sharp instruments in a cabinet for added safety. For larger or longer tools, you can hang them in your garage in an area where they won't be disturbed.

Check your garage door opener

Your garage door opener should be in good working condition at all times to lower the risk of accidents and injuries. Check your garage door opener to make sure there's no damage to springs or other components.

The sensors for your garage door opener should be kept clean and unobstructed as well to ensure safe and proper usage. Keep garage door opener remotes in a safe spot where younger home members cannot reach them.

Improve garage lighting

If you only have one dim bulb in your garage for lighting, replace it with a better lighting system with more illumination. Having better lighting in your garage is important for safety purposes, since it ensures you're able to see well and avoid hazards.

Having good lighting is also a safety concern if you have a workshop in your garage. Consider switching to LED or similar light fixtures for more even and efficient lighting in your garage.

About the Author

Becky Lanier

Becky Lanier is a veteran of the real estate industry. She received her TN real estate license in 2000, and represented clients throughout middle TN. In 2005 her family moved to Vicksburg, MS to follow her husband's career. When Hurricane Katrina hit, Becky and her husband volunteered with the American Red Cross to help dislocated individuals complete the necessary paperwork to start rebuilding their lives. Listening to their stories and helping them to move forward with the next chapter of their lives was one of the most humbling experiences of her life. When her family moved back to TN, she renewed her TN license in hopes of continuing to help people find their next home.

With a passion for service, Becky volunteers with many charities in middle TN and she is ready to help you with your home buying and selling needs. Becky is a member of the Exit Realty Bob Lamb & Associates family and carries their values of integrity, ethics, professionalism, communication and hard work. Recognizing that clients put their trust in her, she strives to give them the best customer service possible and to exceed their expectations.

In her spare time, Becky is an avid wildlife photographer and enjoys time with her family and two Goldendoodles, Tyson and Godiva.