Typically, basements are where people store items, such as summer patio furniture, holiday decorations, books, camping gear, and sports equipment. It is a great place for storage but make sure you don't crowd the basement and store items properly.
- Reduce clutter in the basement to allow for proper air flow which reduces the chance of moulds forming. Donate, sell or recycle items you don't need.
- Things made of cloth or paper and items such as pillows, blankets, photos, and some musical instruments may get damaged in damp basements as they can easily pick up moisture and mould.
- Instead of storing items in cardboard boxes, which can become wet and mouldy, use plastic bins that have lids which close securely. This will also keep out pests and insects.
- When bringing an item up from storage, remove as much dust as possible in a well-ventilated area such as the outside or garage if possible.
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