Archives for February 2019

Properly Storing Your Belongings

Storing Your Belongings In the Basement

When you are thinking about where to store your stuff, plan for the worst. You need to think about all of the potential water damage that you could sustain in the areas where you are storing your stuff. Think about where you are saving things and what could happen to them. Many people use their basement for storage. I know lots of people that use their basements purely for storage. The basement makes a bit of sense. However, consider a basement flood and the expense of water damage clean up when you are planning this out. There could be some problems that go along with that. If it is going to happen, you need to be aware the basement is the first place to get flooded.

Flooded Basement

What Goes Where?

You also want to be aware you are going to be trying to dry out all of that stuff when the rains come. So, even think about what it is that you are storing in the basement. If it is an album full of old and valuable family photos or important documents or electronics, you may want to consider the attic. There are lots of other places where you can store those types of things where they will be to be less likely to be damaged by water. However, if you are storing sports gear or your fishing gear, who cares if it gets wet? Go ahead and store all of your stuff like that in the basement. It is a great place to put things that can withstand getting wet. However, do not save items that will be damaged by water in the basement.

You Cannot Afford to Wait

If you are in need of some flood cleanup, prepare yourself for a big job. It is tough and nasty, but it is an important job that can end up saving you a lot of money, time, and effort. It is counterintuitive, but letting water damage go too long can make a real hassle for you in the future. It is not something you will notice right away. However, over time, you are going to see the adverse effects of all of that water damage. It is not something to let go. Make sure that you are on top of the things that you need to do to get that moisture out of your house.

Flood Water Clean Up Is Not What You Might Imagine

You may imagine yourself in the basement bailing out buckets of water. However, that is not a valid representation of what flood water cleanup entails. It is not so much the massive amounts of water that gets people. It is the moisture that gets into the wood and the fabrics around the house. So make sure that you call in a professional water damage repair contractor. You may think it is an easy enough job, but getting out all of the moisture is what stumps inexperienced people. Flood damage is a job for the professionals. It is a terrible job that requires expertise. The reason that there are companies out there that specialize in this is not just because people do not want to put forth the effort. They are unable to get the job done because it is far more technical than they would expect.