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4 Ways To Keep Your Commercial Garage Safe This Winter

Nothing is more important for your business than maintaining a safe property. Your commercial garage can be a source of on-the-job accidents if you’re not careful to maintain your garage and keep it safe. There are many things you can do to protect your customers and your staff – especially in winter when low temperatures and ice can create a variety of safety hazards. The following maintenance tasks can help you keep your commercial garage safe this winter.

1. Clear Driveway of Ice

Keep your driveway clear of ice.

  • Keep gutters clean to avoid water spills and gutter leaks that could leave puddles of water on the driveway overnight.
  • Use de-icing agents on your driveway when low temperatures are forecasted. You can purchase de-icing products from hardware stores, through online venues, and through commercial suppliers.
  • Shovel your driveway to remove snow as soon as it falls. Do not allow snow to build up on your drive – shovel early and often!

Sometimes ice develops on your driveway despite repeated efforts to keep it off. If this happens, consider roping off the driveway to prevent anyone from walking on the ice. While you could alternatively spread sand over the ice to provide traction, slips and falls can still occur, which could put your customers, staff, and business at risk.

2. Insulate to Control Temperature

Low temperatures inside your garage could potentially lead to problems with chemicals that are stored within and can create an uncomfortable environment for people. Insulating your garage to control the temperature inside can prevent these problems.

The steps to insulate your garage depends on the current condition of the building.

  • Insulate and finish the walls. Hire a contractor to have this work done. While you might be able to do it yourself, it’s best to work with a pro.
  • Install an insulated garage door. Don’t task this to your maintenance staff – work with a garage installation professional to have this work done properly.
  • Weatherstrip your garage. You can have someone from your staff do this work, or hire a contractor to do the work for you.

3. Check Garage Door Safety Features

All modern garage doors, including commercial garage doors, come with safety features. These features protect staff and clients from a potentially dangerous accident. To test your garage door safety features:

  • Try closing your garage door on an object, like a 2×4.
  • Wave a broom or another stick in the path of your closing garage door.

The garage door should reverse course in both scenarios. If it doesn’t, your garage door safety features need inspection and possible repair.

4. Keep Your Garage Safe with a Garage Door Tune-Up

Get a garage door tune-up to correct any safety issues that your garage door might be experiencing. You should have your garage door tuned up at least once annually to reduce the risk of accidents and potential breakdowns. Contact the professionals at Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City to make your appointment.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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