The garage and basement are wonderful storage and project areas, but use caution and common sense with your hazardous chemicals, power tools and sharp objects to maintain a safe space.
Know where the shut-off valves and switches are for your home’s water, gas and electricity. Label them with brightly colored tags so they are easy for anyone in the household to locate in the event of an emergency.
Maintain bright lighting in your garage or basement to reduce hazards and create a more enjoyable and functional workspace.
If you have an older home, chances are good that you have a garage door that lacks modern safety features. Invest in a new door and an opener that offers automatic reversal sensors and a photoelectric safety sensor eye to prevent crushing injuries or deaths. This feature is especially important in households with small children and pets.
The concrete in basements / garages can be slippery. Update the look and increase the safety of the space with anti-fatigue / anti-flip garage floor tiles. The interlocking system snaps together so you don't have to use adhesive or go through exhaustive installations.
Floor coating and paint additives also provide flooring protection and slip resistance.