SAFE STORAGE DO’S AND DON’TS FOR YOUR GARAGE
Your garage is supposed to be a home for your vehicle.
It acts as a storage place for many other items, too.
Some that should be there and many that probably shouldn’t and can actually be hazardous.
Let’s take a look at what’s appropriate – or NOT – to live in your garage.
DON’T store in the garage
Are you currently keeping any of these items in your garage?
Extra fuel. Gasoline is highly flammable, so you have to be very careful about how it’s stored. If you have no choice but to keep it in the garage, make sure it’s in a container that is leak-proof and made specifically for this purpose. Keep it out of the reach of children and pets and away from anything that could cause it to ignite, like a water heater or your power tools.
Paint or other home-improvement chemicals. Some of these liquids will freeze at the same temperature as water. You may want to store anything you need to use again in a temperature-controlled spot. If you’re not sure, check the manufacturer’s directions.
Food. It may seem like an obvious no-no, but don’t leave food in a place where rodents and other unwanted vermin will be attracted. Even canned goods may not last as long in a place like the garage that experiences extreme temperatures.
Safe for the garage
These items are perfectly fine making a home in your garage.
All your lawn care equipment.
Storage bins (plastic, not cardboard).
Cars. (Of course!)
What’s living in your garage?
If you have any of the unsafe items hanging around the garage, it’s time to find a better place for them.
If you’re ready to make a place in the garage for a brand new vehicle, take a trip to Serra Chevy and let’s talk about what kind of car will suit your needs.