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Avoiding Humidity Damage During Storage
While some states experience extreme heat during the summer, the summers in Milwaukee are plagued by both heat and humidity. The heat causes items to expand while the humidity settles in to the newly expanded areas, potentially damaging your items.
Follow these simple tips to help minimize damage caused by both humidity and heat:
• Temperature – Avoid exposing items to extreme heat. Climate controlled storage units offer the best protection for items sensitive to high temperatures.
• Glass frames – Photographs kept in storage should be protected behind the safety of a glass frame, the glass will act as a barrier from the moisture. Unfortunately bubbling under the photo’s surface can still occur if humidity levels get high enough.
• Store items properly – When storing carpets or rugs, be sure to roll the carpet. The carpet creates a barrier out of itself, naturally preserving itself far better than it would be if openly exposed.
• Seal items in plastic – For smaller items, such as electronics or books, can largely benefit from having a barrier between them and the humidity. This can be as simple as using a plastic bag or using large sheets of plastic to drape over objects.
Visit Armour Self Storage Milwaukee today to learn more about our temperature controlled units or for more tips on how to avoid damage from humidity and heat while holding items in self storage.
For more information on Armour Self Storage, please visit the company’s website, at www.armourselfstorage.com.
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All Armour Self Storage facilities offer storage solutions that are conveniently located, secure, easy to access and affordable. Trusting Armour Self Storage with your self-storage needs gives you the freedom to relax knowing Armour is watching after it for you, keeping your belongings safe and secure at all times. Compare our spacious, well-lit, clean facilities to our competitors!