Weathering the hazards of indoor storage
Published 6:30 am Sunday, August 8, 2021
Local Bin There Dump That residential-friendly dumpster specialist offers tips to homeowners on controlling destructive moisture in basements and storage areas
New Orleans, LA (Grassroots Newswire) – Summer storms can bring torrential rain, high winds, and flooding, wreaking havoc for homeowners and leaving a soggy mess in their wake. “Floods and rainstorm damage can be devastating,” say the residential dumpster professionals at Bin There Dump That of New Orleans, owned by local entrepreneur David Murphy. “Our dumpsters are designed to make clean-up easier when a disaster does strike, but it’s important to keep in mind that it doesn’t take a flood to ruin your furniture, floor coverings, books, clothing, papers, and more. Moisture in small amounts, like high humidity levels or weeping pipes, can be equally destructive, because it promotes the growth of mold and mildew. Homeowners can’t prevent storms, but they can take steps to limit or eliminate excess moisture in their homes.”
David Murphy of Bin There Dump That of New Orleans offers these tips to help homeowners lower moisture levels in their homes, making basements, garages, or other storage spaces safer, healthier, and drier:
- Help keep outside moisture from coming in:
- Repair cracks in foundation joints and basement walls.
- Keep gutters clean and direct water from downspouts away from the house.
- Maintain your sump pump.
- Help control moisture inside the house:
- Vent your clothes dryer to the outside and seal dryer ducts.
- Wrap or insulate exposed water pipes – especially cold-water pipes – to control condensation.
- Run exhaust fans when showering or cooking.
Safe storage goes beyond controlling moisture, David cautions. “It’s best to store pricey electronics, power tools, and kitchen appliances at ground level or above, or on shelves if you need to use the basement for storage. Even in finished basements, it’s best to store clothing and fabric or foam-filled cushions in mold-proof containers off the floor, to offer some protection against minor flooding.”
If you do experience a flooding event or need to dispose of furniture and other bulky items that have been ruined by damp and mold, Bin There Dump That of New Orleans can help, with dumpsters designed with home and yard improvement project clean-up in mind. To learn more about renting a dumpster, or to discuss a project with a Bin There Dump That Dumpster Consultant, please contact Bin There Dump That of New Orleans at (985) 327-7644 or david.murphy@bintheredumpthat.
About Bin There Dump That
Bin There Dump That is North America`s leading residential friendly dumpster company, founded in 2002 by Mark Crossett. Mark teamed up with That Franchise Group in 2004 to begin franchising in North America. The franchise has since grown to over 200 territories across the United States and Canada. Known for its appealing bright green bins and residential friendly service, it is unrivaled in the industry. For more information about Bin There Dump That and our business opportunities, please visit www.bintheredumpthatfranchise.