If you’re using an offsite facility to store your stuff, you’ve probably heard the horror stories of people having opened their units only to find everything ruined by dampness.
U-Store-It, You Risk Ruining It!
We’re not talking about a mini-storage or self-storage complex that has suffered a flood or catastrophic severe weather; we’re talking about the damage that just plain old dampness and humidity can do to your stuff.
Here’s how to keep that from happening to you. Tips for Protecting your Storage Unit from Moisture Damage:
- If it’s an outdoor unit, check it before you rent it to make sure there are no leaks in the walls or under the overhead door. In a big rain or snow storm if water gets in there, it’s not going to dry out, it’s going to ruin your property.
- If it’s an indoor unit, ask them what level they keep the relative humidity at.
- Never put anything wet or damp in your unit. It won’t dry out in there; it will just add moisture to the air and make everything else damp as well. No damp boxes or clothes. Dry out that wetsuit, surfboard, tent or sleeping bag; before they go into the storage facility!
- Check your self-storage space periodically, as ultimately you’re responsible for the condition of everything that’s in there.
- The most important tip is to keep the humidity level in your mini-storage space below 50% relative humidity. How are you going to do that if you live in a humid climate? Easy! Keep one or more containers of DampRid Moisture Absorber in your storage facility at all times. The original non-electric dehumidifiers, Damp Rid products require no work and no power. You simply place a container of DampRid moisture-absorbing crystals in your unit and they’ll absorb the excess moisture from the air.
Tip: In the event of a flood or other harsh weather that has soaked your stuff, DampRid can help absorb excess moisture so that your things dry out more quickly. Read package instructions.
To Keep Indoor or Outdoor Self-Storage Units Dry, DampRid is the way to keep dampness at bay.