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Basic Pointers on Installing Pet Safety Gates There are a number of reasons why people install pet safety gates. The security and safety of everyone involved is a good reason to do so. The arrival of a new baby is one of the most common reasons to put up a gate, but it can also be put up simply as a barricade for pets. It isn’t seldom that pets make a mess of an entire house if left alone to run freely. Installing safety gates keeps them away from certain areas and remain in one place where they cannot do much damage. There are areas of course that you want to keep tidy that you don’t want your pets messing up. There are other reasons why pet gates prove to be useful inside the house. When safety gates block an areas from their reach, pets learn to behave and stay in that area. Sometimes if there are poisons or hazards lying around in open spaces, pets are kept from reaching them. Newborn babies are also kept safe from the reach of pets.
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Pet safety gates come in different shapes and sizes. But in order for you to get the right type of gate, consider first what purpose the gate will serve. I have listed down the basic things you need to consider about gates.
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1) First consider what opening the gate is going to block. It is easy to fit an average doorway with a pet gate. But if the passage is very wide, an extra wide gate is needed to block it. Do the proper measurements to be able to choose the correct size and not to waste valuable money and effort. Do this for all the passageways you need to place gates on. 2) You need to ask, What type of barrier will serve my purpose? In order for you to choose the correct type of gate, you need to know what that gate will do. If the barrier is to prevent pets from climbing up the stairs and invading your rooms, you might need a stronger and more stable structure. You might need hardware-mounted gates for this purpose because they are more stable and sturdy. These types of gates can withstand the strength of pets and won’t easily budge. 3) Consider also how the gate was put together. The materials used on the gate and the way it was put together is important to inspect before buying a particular gate. What you are looking for is a gate that is built to be stable and strong, with good finish. Choose a metal gate that is of quality finish, over a wooden gate of the same quality, as metal gates prove to be more dependable. Lastly, you should find a firm support for the gate. Your safety gate will not last long if the wall or brace you attach it to is not sturdy enough.