Moving Things Out After a Fire or Flood

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Fires and floods affect homes around the country on a daily basis. Homeowners who are affected by these disasters do whatever they can to salvage their personal belongings, but there are often things that have to be thrown away. At EZ Storage® in Detroit, we understand the difficulties that a family can face following a fire or a flood. If you need a self-storage unit for any of your items, then we’ll gladly help you find the perfect space.

Salvaging Your Belongings

If your basement floods or part of your home catches fire, then the first priority is obviously safeguarding the house and cleaning up the damage. Once you’re able to retrieve your belongings, it’s good to go through everything and see what condition your things are in. There will likely be some things that can’t be saved, but there will be others that can be salvaged with a little cleaning and upkeep. Metal and wooden objects are often the easiest to save, while clothing and other fabrics usually can’t be restored.

Cleaning Up Your Garage and Basement

If the fire or flood affected your garage or basement, then you’ve likely lost one or two main storage spaces in your home. While you move things out and clean up your property, it can be good to put things into self-storage, even if it’s just for a short time. With our month-to-month leases, we can keep your things safe for as long as you need. You can also visit your unit on any day of the year, so if you have a load of boxes or tubs each day for a week, you can drop them off when it works for you.

Once the garage and/or basement has been restored, you can move everything out of storage and back into the house. Since there’s no long-term contract with us, you won’t have to worry about paying for time you’re not going to use!

Protect Against Damage in the Future

If you’ve had to suffer through the devastation of losing personal belongings in a flood or a fire, then you’ve likely thought about how you can protect against damage in the future. Perhaps the fire was caused by wiring that wasn’t up to code, but now everything is good. Maybe the pipes in the basement were old, but now they’ve been replaced with modern materials. Whatever the case may be, it’s important to have peace of mind when it comes to your things.

Putting valuable or cherished items into storage can also protect them from hazards. Our well-built structures are made of steel and concrete, and you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that your personal belongings are safe and sound. If you ever want to take something home or bring another box to your storage space, you’ll be able to do so with ease.

At EZ Storage®, we’re proud to serve the people of Detroit. If you’re cleaning up after a fire or flood, or you have things that you want to safeguard, then we hope you’ll visit us today. We can help you find the ideal self-storage unit, and we’ll gladly answer any questions you have about our services.