When storing household items in a storage container, it's important to consider the potential impact of any moisture on your belongings. Remember, there may be moisture on some of your items when you are moving them in and this can create problems once the container is sealed up.
Moisture can cause damage like staining, mould and mildew to your items if not properly controlled. While it may seem simple to just pack your items away in a container and forget about them until you need them again, taking a few extra steps can help ensure that your belongings remain in good condition while in storage. So... what to do?
Well, first off it's essential to ensure that the unit is dry when moving in, and that you close the doors properly when leaving. Check that the rubber seal is closed and tight all the way from top to bottom. If the unit has any spills or any items inside when you arrive, you need to contact the storage company and let them know. They will be happy to transfer you to another unit. Ensure that any clothes or fabrics are dry going in to the unit and seal as much as possible in plastic wrapping or vacuum bags - bin liners are good too, tied and sealed.
One very effective tool for controlling moisture is a dehumidifier pot. Dehumidifier pots work by absorbing excess moisture from the air. When used in a storage container, they can help prevent the build-up of moisture that can lead to damage to your belongings. It's important to note that moisture trapped in a sealed container cannot escape, but unless the container is properly sealed, moisture from outside can enter. The dehumidifier pots will capture any moisture already in your belongings when they arrive.
When using dehumidifier pots, it's important to consider the size and capacity of the container you're using. For smaller containers, a single dehumidifier pot may be sufficient, while larger containers may require several pots to effectively control moisture. It's also important to follow the manufacturer's instructions and recommendations for use to ensure that the pot is used effectively and safely.
With the use of dehumidifier pots in your storage container, you can expect a reduction in moisture levels. This means that your belongings will be less likely to experience damage or develop mould and mildew. You may also notice a reduction in musty odours that can sometimes develop in enclosed spaces with high levels of moisture.
While dehumidifier pots are an effective tool for controlling moisture in your storage container, it's important to remember that they are not a complete solution. It's important to ensure that your container is properly sealed to prevent moisture from entering, and to regularly check on your belongings to ensure that they remain in good condition.
By taking a few extra steps, you can help ensure that your belongings are protected while in storage. For more advice call Store4U on 1800 988 944 or visit https://www.store4u.ie/
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