When it’s time to decide whether to rent a storage unit for that decluttering of your home or for your business a lot goes into your decision from the length of time you wish to rent it to the size you need to hold all of your belongings. One thing we never think about is what about any moisture in the unit.

Moisture is not easy to detect

Most professional moving companies that offer storage don’t know that there is any moisture in their units until a customer that rented a unit complained. Try these tips from a professional moving company how to prevent moisture from getting into your unit and to stop the moisture before the damage is done. In most cases it takes on average 24 to 48 hours for mildew to develop and it begins to spread by the spores in the air that leads to mold.

Steps to prevent moisture in your storage unit

Moisture is easily detected after the fact in part either by visual inspection or scent. Why wait for these to detect the moisture after the fact when these simple steps can prevent it.

Climate control is best

If the storage facility has climate controlled units it may cost more but it is worth the additional cost to have the climate control as it will prevent your belongings from being ruined.

Best to rent storage unit with electrical outlet

If the units have an electrical outlet obtain a dehumidifier and run that as this will keep any moisture out of your unit. Wrap any fabric furniture and bedding like mattress and box springs in shrink wrap.

Pallets on the storage floor

Place pallets down on the floor to keep your belongings off the floor and purchase a product that will prevent moisture such as a moisture stopper from a hardware store as well.

Article written by B. Rodgers for Eastern Connection Movers

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