Your garage may be an ideal place for storage, but a messy garage can be a dangerous garage.

dreamstime_xxl_22043871Whether you are looking to store your lawnmower, holiday decorations or anything else, the garage is often the best option. Unfortunately, homeowners often go too far when storing things in their garages, leading to messy, cluttered areas that are full of hidden dangers. Here at Garage Door Service, we proudly provide garage door installation, repair and maintenance in Windsor, but we also want to keep you as safe as possible. That’s why we’ve come up with this list of the potential dangers of a messy garage:

#1. Fire Hazard

Many people keep stacks of old magazine or newspapers, cloth, wood and other dry items in their garages. Due to this kind of storage, the United States Fire Administration has determined that fires started in the garage tend to burn faster and with more intensity than those started in other parts of the home. Live wires that power electronics are also fires hazards.

#2. Chemical Hazards

Garages are common places to find chemicals, such as lubricants, cleaners, fuel, paints, etc. Containers can become compromised, leading to chemicals leaking out into your garage. If chemicals spill and mix together, some combinations, such as ammonia and bleach, can form noxious gasses that are dangerous to breathe.

#3. Falling Objects

If there is a lot of clutter in your garage, you may find yourself stacking things in order to make more room. While this may help you clear floor space, it also raises the risk of getting hit by a falling object. This can be incredibly dangerous. The higher up an object is stored, the more force it will have when it falls.

#4. Trips and Falls

Tripping is all too easy to do when the floor is cluttered with your belongings. Not only does clutter give you more to trip over, it’s also distracting, and that distraction can lead to falls as well.

Here at Garage Door Service, your safety is always our number one priority. We provide exceptional service and competitive rates to ensure that your garage door will safely open and close for years to come. However, when it comes to garage safety, there are plenty of things you can do to lower your risks, and one of the best is to keep your garage organized and free of clutter. A clean, organized garage is much safer than a dirty, cluttered garage. Please contact us today with any questions or concerns you may have about your garage door.

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