Storage Sheds: The Importance of Environmental Security
October 31, 2016

Storage Sheds: The Importance of Environmental Security

When you think about a few of the benefits of self-storage, one of the foremost is likely to be security. Storage sheds are great for keeping your possessions safe when you move houses, or simply store your things off site to make some space. Security is a broad term and it includes more than just protection against theft or criminal damage. One of the important types of security when it comes to storing your things is environmental security. Environmental security is something that many people overlook when it comes to choosing a self-storage shed, even though it is vital in keeping your belongings in good condition. But what exactly is environmental security?

Environmental security simply refers to protection against environmental factors such as water damage, mould, insects and even rodents. There are a few things self-storage companies can do to protect your belongings against these factors and a good storage shed will include all the safeguards necessary to keep your goods safe.

Signs that your storage sheds are environmentally secure

If you are in the market for a storage shed to keep your goods safe while you move, or simply de-clutter your home, then you should have a look at your local storage company. Before you make any commitments however, it is important that you are satisfied with the security of the storage units on offer. To judge the effectiveness of a storage shed, there are a few things to look out for in particular and the first of these is the condition of the shed. Sheds that are in good condition offer great protection against environmental factors such as rodents and water damage. Conversely, if a shed has signs of rust or rot then it is likely that there is the potential for water damage or pests to get in. Remember also, that it is a good idea to make a few enquiries at your storage facility to gauge the extent to which they are dedicated to environmental security.

Some risks of environmental insecurity

In the same way that security against intruders can save your possessions from theft, security against environmental factors can save your possessions from damage and long-term deterioration. Listed below are a few things that often fall victim to environmental damage and some ways to safeguard against this.

Clothing

Many homeowners turn to self-storage sheds to store old items of clothing that don’t see much use anymore. Storage sheds are great for this, however there are some instances in which environmental factors can damage these items and perhaps the most common cause of damage is pest activity. Insects and rodents are often responsible for considerable damage to cotton and linen garments, which is why it is important to make sure that your storage shed is secure and free from pests before storing your clothing.

Furniture

Furniture is commonly stored in storage sheds across Queensland and doing some can free up a great deal of space in your home or business. However, many items of furniture are susceptible to moisture damage and mould. This can be particular damaging to items such as leather couches or chairs, which require special treatment when stored for long periods of time. Before storing such items, it is a good idea to make sure they are not at risk of environmental damage.

Paintings and photographs

Personal belongings such as paintings and photographs are frequently stored off site for reasons of security and space. These items generally store very well, although if your storage shed is prone to water damage, it is possible for these items to sustain considerable deterioration. For this reason, it is always a good idea to make sure that your storage shed is watertight, even in heavy rain, before storing your personal belongings.

For all your storage shed needs on the Gold Coat, get in touch with All Size Sheds today on (07) 5534 7181.

 

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