#1: Clean Out the Ground Floor

 

240_f_14440232_sw44gkqv9jddugyyvgjsww83sezrhsqq.jpgYou need to be prepared for flooding on the ground floor of your home. Now is the time to clean the basement/garage.

Discard the boxes that have been piling up down there. Move yard chemicals and fertilizers up onto a shelf. Get rid of old cans of paint and chemicals. (You can take them to the Seabrook Island Maintenance Area on brown and white pickup day.) Get everything up off the floor so that it doesn’t become saturated or worse, requiring a toxic waste clean-up following a flood. Take advantage of the next scheduled brown and white pickup day.

While you’re in the basement/garage, make sure nothing is blocking your flood vents and that they work properly.

Remember, be prepared; stay safe.

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