7 Ways to Reduce Fire Risk in Your Garage
The second most common location of house fires (after the kitchen) is the garage. Many people keep gas, oil, oily rags and other flammable materials in their garages—not to mention cars, trucks, mowers and other gas- and oil-powered vehicles.
Your garage may also contain flammable clutter, such as newspapers, cardboard boxes and paper waste. Finally, the garage tends to be a small, enclosed space, so that if a fire does start it can engulf the entire space faster.
You can reduce the risk of cleaning up fire damage by following these tips:
- Seal any fuels, fluids or cleaners you keep in your garage.
- Store flammable liquids in small amounts and far away from sources of heat, like a space heater.
- Store flammable materials away from other flammables.
- Clear out clutter.
- Keep propane tanks outside, not in your garage.
- Don’t overload the circuit box when using drills and other electrical devices in your garage. Unplug every electrical device after use.
- Keep a fire extinguisher in the garage.
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