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Garage

Car or Other Idling Equipment

Do you run engines such as your car, motorcycle, lawnmower, or snowblower inside your garage? Even if your garage door is open, toxic gases can still enter your home, especially if you have a door from the garage to the house.

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Storage

Do you use your garage to store items you do not need very often? Take a number of precautions when storing items to prevent them from getting mouldy, damaged or having odours escape into the garage and potentially the home.

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Door Between Garage and Living Space of the House

Are there pollutants coming into your home from the garage? Make sure any entry points for pollutants to your home are sealed off, such as the door or cracks in the walls or ceiling. 

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Pests in the Garage

Pests such as mice can be annoying, but they can also be sources of bacteria, skin dander, and other allergens.

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Room Beside or Above Garage

Is there a room in your home located beside or above the garage? Vehicles parked in your garage release carbon monoxide and other chemicals once they are started, and can still emit chemicals for a few hours after the engine is shut off.

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