Garages produce the highest risk of fires starting in residential households. At Skyline Inspections Inc. we would like to provide some tips to help prevent fires from starting or spreading into the house.
Garages provide the highest risk of fires starting due to flammable materials being stored, oil and gas can drip from cars, and this is usually the area you do work on cars or lawn equipment. Some ways to prevent fires are: store your flammable materials in self closing and labeled containers. Keep these containers with minimum amounts of flammable materials. Also, keep these containers far away from water heaters or air handlers that could create a spark.
Some ways to prevent fires from spreading are: make sure your attic hatch remains covered. Use light bulbs with proper wattage. This will help prevent the lights and its surrounding materials from over heating. Also, try not to overload your electrical outlets. Do not have a pet door going through the door. This can allow fumes to enter the house and could assist the fire spreading. The door between the garage and the house should be a fire rated self closing door.
These are just a few tips to help keep your family safe!