Your Basement

To clean your basement, remove all paint, varnish, thinners,

brush cleaners, and related supplies. Remove all cleaners such

as carpet cleaner, leather cleaner, rust remover. Remove all

chemicals that are in cans, bottles or buckets.

You may keep your laundry supplies: borax, washing soda,

white distilled vinegar, bleach and homemade soap. You may

keep canned goods, tools, items that are not chemicals. You may

move your chemicals into your garage. Also move any car tires

and automotive supplies like waxes, oil, transmission fluid, and

the spare gas can (even if it is empty) into your garage or discard

them.

Seal cracks in the basement and around pipes where they

come through the wall with black plastic roofing cement. In a few

days it will be hard enough to caulk with a prettier color. Spread

a sheet of plastic over the sewer or sump pump.



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