Are the electrics in your garage safe?

electricsKeeping all electrical cables in good working order is imperative in your home AND your garage. Run through our checklist below to get some top tips on making your garage safe. 

1.  Make sure all electrical cords are in good condition.  Replace any that are frayed, knotted or coiled.

2.  Check electrical ratings on appliance cords and extension cords.  make sure all appliances are carrying proper loads.

3.  Outdoors, use only extension cords marked specifically for outdoor use.

4.  Use child-resistant outlet covers on wall outlets if children live in or visit your home.

5.  Check for safety certifications from recognised testing organisations on all electrical appliances, cords and fixtures.

6.  Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for power usage.  Use extension cords only temporarily and remove extension cords when you are finished.

7.  Keep all electrically powered appliances and equipment dry and away from exposure to water.

You can contact Garageflex by emailing us at info@garageflex.co.uk, calling us on 01491 579975 or liking us on Facebook.

Benefits of having a Garageflex makeover for your garage

Garage Makover

Garage Makover

With spring fast approaching, here at Garageflex we started to think about why our customers may want to have their garage transformed.  Here are some of the benefits we thought of.

  • Everything has its place and is so much easier to find
  • More can be stored in your garage, even your car in some instances!
  • The Garageflex system is very flexible so you can start ‘small’ and grow as your needs change
  • You can adapt and move things around easily, without the use of tools
  •  The garage suddenly becomes a pleasure to be in
  • It can add value to your house and give more security for your car
  •  It gives a real WOW factor
  • The system can be used in other areas such as basements, cellars, garden sheds, side passages, airing cupboards and under stairs cupboards. In fact anywhere that is used for storage
  • It gives a clean, dust free environment

10 essential items for your garage

Whether you are moving into a new home or just looking to tidy up, here are a few essential items that every garage should have. Not only will you be able to find things as and when you need them, your garage becomes a safer and happier place to be.

1. Good lighting. Essential in order not to strain your eyes during DIY projects, good lighting is a must for any well ordered garage. Think about a portable light to find any items that fall on the floor.

2. Wall storage. Make use of all your wall space by installing either TekPanel or TekTrak to your walls, then simply add in cabinets or other accessories to hide away all your clutter.

3. Shelving. Whether its for your wall or inside your cabinet, shelving has multiple uses in your garage. They can be used high up to keep items out of reach of children or low to the floor to store toys.

4. Hooks and brackets. Hang up all those gardening tools, ladders and brooms to make your garage space more appealing and less cluttered.

5. Sports storage. For all those sports enthusiasts who want to tidy away their rackets, sticks and clubs, the Garageflex sports storage range brings together practicality with maximum storage space. In addition, you will always be able to find your golf balls or water bottle easily before heading off for some fun.

6. Flooring. No point in getting your garage to look great and still have a scruffy floor. Think about laying either inter-locking floor tiles or for the ultimate floor, look at having a resin floor laid.

7. Utilise your ceiling. The ceiling area is probably the most least utilised place in your garage. Why not use it? Garageflex have a number of overhead racks, hoists and hooks to make use of this extra space.

8. Put your bikes out of the way. Bikes are great but a bit bulky. Think about using hooks to put them on the walls or hoists to have them on the ceiling. Both options make it easy to get them down when required and make way for your car in the garage too.

9. Tool Holders. We all have hobbies that we love, whether it be DIY, gardening or crafts. Each come with a number of tools and what better way to store them in a specialised tool holder. Click here to find out more.

10. DIY Workbench. No garage is complete without a workbench, try one that folds down for even more space.

Or for more information on how to maximise the space in your garage, call us on 01491 579975 or email us at info@garagemakeover.co.uk