Posted By: Fox Den Store-It on Monday, May 10, 2021
Guide to Using a Dehumidifier in Self-Storage Units
As we start to approach warmer temperatures, it is important to prevent moisture damage. The weather can be unpredictable, no matter where you live. One day it’s storming and the next it’s warmer than ever. If you turn on the news you will likely see a new report on floods. Items like furniture, carpets, rugs, and clothes can easily collect moisture. But there are ways you can help prevent damage. We will be sharing how a dehumidifier can save your belongings.
A dehumidifier clears the air from a space, takes the moisture out of the air, and then returns it back to the space again. It’s recommended to use dehumidifiers when the daily temperature reaches above 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Dehumidifiers aren’t just great for storage units but they are also great to have in your home. They help prevent allergies and keep a space clean.
Many storage facilities offer climate control units and electricity options. Fox Den Store-It does not offer climate control but does offer electricity. Electricity is available in a variety of units, for an additional small monthly charge. If you are planning on running a dehumidifier often, it is highly recommended to purchase one with an automatic shut-off. This feature will turn your dehumidifier off if it starts to overheat or if it reaches the desired humidity level. Dehumidifiers are safe to leave running but it is always important to check on them periodically.
Additionally, protecting your belongings will protect you. Facilities will often note that they are not at fault for any damage to the items inside a storage unit.
What is Fox Den’s policy on water damage?
We hold tenants responsible to protect and ensure their belongings. However, if there was a case where the ceiling had a hole in it and started leaking we would handle the issue accordingly once reported. It is so important to periodically check in on your unit to make sure your belongings are okay. We even recommend for tenants with in-unit electricity to take it a step further with a dehumidifier.
Remember to be prepared and don’t let weather changes ruin your items. With the right prevention in place, you can rest easy knowing your items are safe.