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3 Kinds Of Harmful Garage Clutter

Published on August 10th, 2017

Cluttered garages are not uncommon. Garages can often be a place to store holiday decorations, keep kids outdoor activities, and a place to work on your woodworking project. As your garage door installation Deerfield company, we have seen it all when it comes to garage clutter. There are, however, 3 kinds of clutter that can be very dangerous to your garage. If these 3 scenarios exist in your garage, it’s time to get to work and clean this clutter up!

  1. Chemical Clutter – You may have more chemical clutter in your garage than you are even aware of. Everything from pool chemicals to bug spray can be very dangerous when stored in your garage. It’s important that these chemicals be stored in approved containers and out of reach of children and pets. Also, store them away from sunlight and off the floor in a locked cabinet.
  2. Food – It’s not uncommon for homeowners to clutter their garage with food in bags or boxes that they do not want or have room for in their home. Unfortunately, that bag of potato chips or box of cereal can be food for pests. Bottom line, food does not belong in your garage.
  3. Combustible Chemicals- Garage fires are very dangerous. Think of all the materials in your garage and how much it will fuel flames. If you have items like gasoline, fertilizer, paint thinner, and pesticides in your garage, it’s time to declutter. Propane tanks need to be removed from the garage. All other materials should be organized and stored properly by keeping them in their original containers and labeling them so you know exactly what they are. Throw away any products you no longer need. Even though the purpose of this blog is to declutter, it’s important that you have a Class B/C fire extinguisher on-hand in your garage.

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