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  • What should I do to protect my valuables?

    Thursday, April 21, 2011   /   by Rachel Green

    What should I do to protect my valuables?

    With flood warnings at a high this year, take steps to protect your belongings from water damage.

    Most households use the basement for storage.  While this is a great idea, don't forget that basement flooding is always a risk....whether from an interior pipe leak or the spring run-off.

    Steps to protecting your valuables:

    In Basement:  
    ~Keep valuables on pallets at least 6 inches off the floor.
    ~Store valuables in water-proof plastic containers.     

    Tip: most home improvement stores sell containers that are also fire-proof.

    In other areas of home:

    ~Keep valuables away from water heater.
    ~Check under ALL sinks for leaks.
    ~Check for Leaks!
    ~Check in attic for signs of roof leaks.
    ~Check around water heater and water softener for any signs of leaks
    ~Keep important documents in fire-proof, water-proof container or in a safe deposit box.
    ~Check that wash machine, refrigerator, and dishwasher connections are secure.