Moisture control in your storage unit.
Published on 4/13/2020
If you have ever stored your belongings at a self storage facility that is not climate controlled you may have experienced moisture issues. People need to realize that the majority of storage facilities are essentially pole building structures with cement floors and little or no insulation. Depending on what part of the country you are in seasonal changes will bring about condensation and moisture within the facility. If you have a garage at home and the floor is sweating or very damp this means extreme temperature changes are causing condensation. This can be so severe that it can actually cause puddling within the units and on belongings. This can often be mistaken for leaking roofs. The real damage can come about by not addressing this issue. If the moisture remains and temperatures rise, mold can become present. The most simple solution to this is to insert moisture absorbing materials. Many facilities will sell expensive materials to accomplish this. The most simple solution however is charcoal that you use on your grill at home. You should place a fresh bucket in your unit every 30-60 days depending on the relative humidity. You can also place inexpensive gauges in your unit. You should have a relative humidity below 50%.