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When Is The Last Time You Inspected Your Storage Unit?

4/3/2021 (Permalink)

Two rows of storage units are shown If you haven't checked your business or personal storage in a while, it might be time. Avoid long term damage to your items in storage.

Business Equipment Or Personal Storage Can Be Damaged

Many of us have a storage unit of some kind. Whether that unit is at your home or whether it is a unit you rent from a storage facility, the items you keep there are obviously important to you. Keeping your storage unit clean and odor free is therefore also important so that your property can remain in good condition and odor-free while you store it for future use.

If you are keeping furniture in your unit, it’s important to keep items off of the ground and cover those items that are upholstered in cloth or leather to guard against leaks, dust, and mildew. Items made of wood should also be covered for these same reasons. Boxes should be sealed with packing tape, as well, and covering them with a tarp might not be a bad idea. Keeping your property dry in the event of a leak or flood will help to prevent moisture and mold growth.

Going in periodically and rotating your items to check the condition of your items can save you time and money later. You can take time to sweep out any accumulations of dirty and cobwebs, and dust items as well.

A wet/dry vacuum cleaner can make short work of this chore, and the walls of the unit itself can be cleaned to remove dust and spiders, should there be any. In a climate-controlled unit this is less likely, but for those spaces that are standard, more care must be exercised to keep your important items safe, mold free and clean.

If you see that any of your property might be suffering, you can take steps to get it covered for the future. Bubble wrap and plastic can be used to keep these items safe. Documents and pictures should be sealed, as well.

Using deodorizer in your unit and on those items that absorb odors can be very helpful, so that upon removal those pieces will be usable right away, when it is time to put them into use again.

Check for water damage on a regular basis. The management at your storage facility should be aware of any leaks or problems from the outside, but they won’t know about your unit specifically unless you let them know.

If there is standing water in your unit, let them know immediately and take steps to remove that water to avoid any more damages and possible mold growth. The company can make arrangements with you to move your property to another, safer, location.

A few minutes of your time and care on a regular basis can make a big difference when it’s time to bring your property out of storage and into the light of day.

If you discover water damage in your home or business give SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas a call.

SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas is available 24 hours a day for water emergencies, large or small. When you are dealing with water damage, immediate action is important. A delay of just a few hours can greatly increase the severity of the water damage.

The technicians of SERVPRO of Waycross, Hinesville & Douglas, are experienced when it comes to water damage, fire damage, mold remediation, and all of your emergency service needs.

If your business has received water damage of any kind, or any other damage, you can reach us at (912) 285-0724.

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