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Storage Boxes Should Be Elevated Off of the Floor In Case of Flooding

8/26/2019 (Permalink)

Flooding - image of boxes and containers on shelves Store items up off the floor.

If you keep your boxes stored directly on the floor, it's possible that the contents may someday be damaged by flood waters. How should you avoid this from happening?

According to Unclutterer.com, here are the 3 laws of basement storage:

  1. Thy stuff, it shalt not be on the floor. 
  2. Thy stuff, it should be stored in air-tight, hard plastic containers.
  3. Thou shalt own and run a dehumidifier/humidifier when necessary. 


In St. Joseph Missouri, we have had a very rainy summer season, therefore be prepared for any possible flooding in your basement. Don't always assume your basement is flood-proof and check it after heavy rains just in case.

Give your local SERVPRO location in St. Joseph a call at 816-232-7711 if you experience flood damage to your property!

This is also true in the winter with pipes that may crack.  Beware of water damage in all seasons.

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