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Rise Above the Waters: Safeguarding Your Treasures

5/13/2024 (Permalink)

Pixel art of a flood Flood occurring in storage room where contents on the bottom are damaged and elevated contents remain safe and unaffected.

When it comes to protecting your belongings during a basement flood, elevating items off the floor is crucial. Here’s why:

  1. Risk Reduction: Since water accumulates at the lowest point first, any items stored on the floor are at high risk of getting damaged. Elevating belongings on shelves or supports helps minimize the risk of water exposure.

  2. Health and Safety: Flooding can introduce hazardous materials, including raw sewage and chemical contaminants. Keeping items off the floor reduces the chances of direct contact with these substances during cleanup.

If you must store items on the floor, consider using water-tight containers. These can help protect your possessions from water damage even if flooding occurs.

Remember, relocating items to upper levels or a safe storage area ensures your cherished possessions remain protected against basement water damage, reducing potential losses. If you or someone you know experiences unexpected water in your home, we here at SERVPRO® are always here to help!

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