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Your Basement Can Destroy Your belongings From Excess Moisture

Feb 29, 2008
A basement is an advantageous place to be included in your residence. Basements are great to provide an ample area for placing things that you might not need out in the open, but stuff that you had rather not live without either.

Basements could also give extra living area when people put in the effort and money it demands to remodel one. This space will usually have room for storage and have enough left for a guest room, family room, or play room.

Usually there is only one problem if you want to make use of a basement for extra living space and that is if it produces a lot of water. Dampness and flooding might sometimes turn a basement into more of a pain than a convenient addition when water problems are to be fixed. There are some answers, at least for now, when you are hiding things in an unstable basement until you can find the real problem.

When you put things in your basement, do not leave them on the floor. When you have a basement floor that gets soaked if it rains any amount, many of the things on the floor might get wet. Paper boxes are a bad choice as storage containers after they have gotten wet and anything in them may end up wet too.

Purchasing plastic items for keeping things in is a much smarter idea. It not only protects stuff from water, but providing you use plastic lids, items are protected from moisture as well.

Put up shelving in the basement if it has a history of flooding. Shelving will prevent articles like the plastic storage boxes or any other things from getting wet with water on the floor. Even if your basement is usually dry, putting items on shelves is still a smart idea in case a water source bursts.

Water dilemmas could take place from this too. Installing hooks on the basement walls and hanging bars are great items to use to keep apparel dry and keep them off the floor too.

When a basement gets too much moisture, you might paint the cinder block walls using a paint material specifically for cement. You can buy paint materials with a sealant in them that does help with moist walls.

It is never a smart idea to keep essential papers or family keepsakes like photo albums in a wet basement. It will likely allow mold and milder and these belongings might be destroyed beyond repair.

Making sure that all water pipes in your basement are put into good shape may help to stop any unexpected water problems due to pipes. If the basement has floods or is moisture ridden from water getting in from outdoors, you need to get a professional to investigate the problem and tell you the smartest way to remedy it.
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Jim Corkern is a writer and promoter of
Charlotte Water Damage Restoration and
Houston Water Damage Restoration Which are Certified IICRC Water damage and mold remediation contractors.
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