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    Angry Basement flooded Yuk!!!!

    I have about 4 inches of water in my basement. We have not had this much rain in years! Our area in PA has been hit hard. I think I am going to rent a dumpster and get rid of everything down there! We want to move in 2 or so years. Thats one way to get rid of clutter! Anyone ever rent one before? Does it cost much? Oh well, back down I go with the shop vac

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    marym - I am soo sorry to hear about the water in the basement. I'm also in PA. I live in Bethlehem. What part of PA do you live? I was just watching the news and it is heartbreaking to see some of those photos. Looks like some people lost everything.

    I never rented a dumpster, so I dont know what that would cost.

    Best of luck to you on the cleanup. I hope you dont get any additional water down in your basement.

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    Sorry to hear about your flooding. I have rented several dumpsters over the years but in Florida the rates may be different in your area. Here you have many options:
    1. Rent from the county several different sizes to choose from.
    You go to the waste department and put down a $200.00 deposit.
    From this the drop charge, the dump fee , the daily fee and whats called the tip charge which is the pick up is taken. Your refunded what ever is left after the charges. Usually its about 40 to 60 bucks.

    2. Both Home Depot and Lowes offer the service check rates with your local store.

    3. We also have a variety of private dumpster services. You might also check the rates of a 1-800-Got Junk type of place. In my area they offer both pick up and cleaning serperatly.

    Be sure to check on your local restrictions some dumps are very fussy about what and what can not be thrown in and the fines are steep if you do and not knowing isn't an excuse.

    Laurie in Bradenton

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    So sorry to hear of all of the flooding! I'm from PA. I hope everything turns out okay for all of you!


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    I also live in Pennyslvania though I am in the Pittsburgh area. I'm very sorry to hear what you are going through. There was massive flooding in our area a couple of years ago and we had several inches of water in our basement. We were able to salvage a lot of our things though. My prayers are with you all.

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    No fun! I'm so sorry!

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    I live in PA also. As far as water, we didn't get any, but my Aunt had 4 Feet of water in her basement. Yes, 4 feet. She lost everything in her freezer she had cause it was floating. What a mess. She is still cleaning water up. It has not gone down yet.

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    My sister is in the same boat. This flooding is just awful. I've been at pressconnects.com which is the website of my hometown newspaper. Luckily, everyone in my family is safe and that is all that matters.

    Hope you can get things cleaned out quickly.

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    is your basement finished? did it ruin any items in your basement? our basement flooded about 5 years ago & it ruined everything in our basement, we ended up turning it into our home insurance company. good luck!!!

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    Rates for dumpsters are different everywhere - here in Michigan I can get a 10 yd dumpster for about $135. A 20 yard is around $220.
    We rent one just about every year

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    Ann Maire I live in Chester County, PA. My basement is not finished, we use it mainly for storage and the washer and dryer are down there. The water is now all cleaned up now I am running fans and the dehumidifier to help it dry out. I have boxes of "stuff"? I am going to throw away. My goal is to have my Christmas decorations, some baking pans (I have a thing for baking supplies and pans! LOL). Many people in my area have been devestated by these floods and have lost everything, so my few inches is aggrevating but not the end of the world.

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    omg mine flooded yesterday too!! i live in chicago and we had a HUGE storm that lasted about 4 minutes, and the idiot next door opened the basement door, which leads into my basement (its an odd apartment building) and let about 2 inches of water into MY apartment... wanted to strangle him!

    good luck to you, i hope yours dries out soon!!!!

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    I am sorry to hear of the flooding in your basement. I hope you get everything dried out and back in shape in record time.

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    marym - I'm glad to hear you got the water cleaned up.

    AGierald - sorry to hear about the water in your apt. Hope you get it cleaned up soon!

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    Sorry ladies, hope you can get it cleaned up fast & that this is the last of the rain for a while.

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