24 Restore’s fire and water restoration service in Greenville, NC has been working hard this season to keep your home in shape. A flooded basement can ruin a lot of family valuables. To make sure that you’re protecting your valuables in the event of a flood, follow these three tips!

1. Declutter Frequently

Don’t just let junk pile up in the basement. You need to know what you have down there. Basements often become a burial ground for those things that don’t have another home. Just take the time every couple months and at least once a year to go through your basement and get rid of all that clutter. If flooding happens again, you’ll be glad all that mess is out of the picture.

2. Store it Off The Ground

All of the boxes and items on the floor can become nightmarish if water starts to rise. By investing in metal or plastic shelving units, you not only keep it off the ground but probably have a more well-organized space. Solid wood shelves are fine and cleanable, however, it should be noted that plywood and particle board items are non-salvageable. Getting all of this stuff off the floor is a cheap solution that will make you happier in the long run.

3. Utilize Storage Bins

If creating too much vertical storage isn’t going to work, consider using plastic or rubber bins. This provides a cheap and clutter-free solution for the items you might need to store. In addition, if it’s clear, you’ll be able to see what’s on the inside. It’s important also to remember to get secure tops that can seal out water. That being said, it’s best to keep your plastic bins on shelves a couple of feet off the ground in case there’s enough water for them to capsize.

Need More Help?

24 Restore’s fire and water restoration team in Greenville, NC is a team of cleaning, restoration and remodeling specialists backed by an on-call support team of restoration experts. Our “teamwork” guarantees our customers with a quick emergency response, up-to-date technology, and a professional job done right! Our management and field staff are trained professionals specializing in the handling of complex disaster situations. Thorough and efficient, our staff delivers satisfaction to both property owners and insurance companies. 24 Restore provides quality disaster cleaning and repair, including 24-hour emergency service. Contact us today!

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