How to Child Proof Your Garage

Your garage serves many purposes for your home and your family. Depending on the lifestyle you lead, you may use your garage for one or more of the following activities:

Park your cars to protect them from the elements.
Store items you have no room for in your home.
Work on projects for the home.
Help kids do science projects.
Store paints, cleaning supplies, and other chemicals you don’t want in your home.
Complete wood painting projects.
Repair equipment.
Store gardening supplies.
Keep lawn care tools.

It’s also a room filled with a variety of health and safety risks as well — which is why it’s so important to make sure you take the time to childproof your garage and reduce the hazards your children face when in this versatile room in your home. These tips to childproof will help.

Install a Garage Exhaust Fan
Choosing a QuietCool garage exhaust fan for your garage helps in a variety of ways. First, it helps to reduce heat and moisture in your garage which can cause mold, mildew, and rust in addition to unhealthy warmth on sweltering summer days. Additionally, it can help to clear the air inside your garage so that it’s safer to breathe when you and/or your children are working on school projects in a closed garage.

Make Sure Your Garage Door has Appropriate Reversal Sensors
Not only are new garage doors required by law to have reversal features built into them, if you have children, you can’t afford to fail to make sure your garage door has the photo-eye sensors required to prevent tragedy should a small child run under the garage door as its closing.

Store Hazardous Materials Properly
Not only do you want to avoid storing cleaning supplies and other potentially harmful chemicals kept in your garage safely out of the reach of your children, but you also want to make sure you aren’t storing flammable chemicals near open flames or heat sources.

Keep Garage Doors Well Maintained
It’s important that your garage doors have the appropriate safety features. However, that isn’t enough. They must be properly maintained so you can avert potential disasters due to an improperly functioning garage door.

Childhood is supposed to be a time of fun and great memories. Your garage can be a place where many of these amazing memories are made. Don’t make it the home of tragedy instead. Act now to prevent disasters in your garage and make it a safer place for all the things you do there.