March is the time of year when many of us start to think about spring cleaning. You may already have started de-cluttering and scrubbing out your home, but have you considered giving your garage a bit of a clear out? Garages are often repositories for clutter and potentially dangerous machinery and chemicals, so it is a good idea to go through them regularly and make sure everything is stored safely. Keeping your home safer can help to keep your family safe and could even help you avoid a claim on your South Carolina insurance policy.
When sorting through your garage keep an eye out for the following:
- Sharp tools or machinery left within reach of children. It is a good idea to keep tools and machinery stored out of reach of children and preferably in a locked cupboard or cabinet.
- Potentially combustible chemicals, such as cleaning substances and paint. Make sure these are stored adequately away from any potential sources of ignition.
- Boxes stacked precariously on shelves which could topple and crush someone underneath.
- Anything left lying around which could constitute a tripping hazard.
Keeping your garage well organized and tidy not only helps things look better. Making sure any hazardous items are properly stored could help you avoid a nasty accident and possibly even a liability or fire related claim on your South Carolina insurance.