Protecting Your Storage

Basement Basics: Protecting Your Storage

Got Stuff In The Basement? Your Guide To Protecting Your Storage

Your basement storage is crucial for keeping your house orderly. It offers you precious space for storing décor you only use seasonally, documents you need to keep archived, and other items to which you do not need regular access. Do you ever worry, though, that everything stored in your basement is exposed to water damage?

To help in protecting your storage, use these tips to help keep everything in your basement dry.

  • Photos: If you are storing photos in your basement, put them in plastic enclosures of pure, uncoated polyethylene, polypropylene, or polyester and store them near a dehumidifier to ensure they do not get water damaged or stick together.
  • Important Documents: If you store your passport, social security card, saving bonds, or other similarly important documents in the basement, make sure you protect them to avoid having to endure the time and hassle of replacing these documents. The best way to do this is to invest in a waterproof, fireproof safe and store all your most important documents in it.
  • Seasonal Décor: After years of celebrating with your loved ones, your décor probably has some sentimental value built up. To protect them against water damage, keep them all in plastic bins rather than cardboard boxes and store them off of the ground.

Another important aspect of protecting your storage is reviewing your homeowners insurance policy to ensure it offers sufficient coverage for all of those items. To talk to an expert to ensure your storage is protected, contact Tri-Star Insurance Professionals in Plano, Texas. We are here to help you get the right policy with the right limits. Additionally, if you want to learn how to save up to 35 percent on that and your auto insurance, sign up for our proven 5-step email course here.