A Heated Storage Unit in Oak Ridge TN

Published on 12/27/2022

A Heated Storage Unit in Oak Ridge TN This COLD Winter

Have you recently had damage to your house due to the cold weather?  A bursted water pipe, or ice and water coming through the roof? Well here is a 5 tips when storing items in a storage unit in the winter.

Get Cold Weather Ready with These Winter Storage Tips

  1. Ensure All Items Are Clean: Before storing anything in a storage unit, it’s important to ensure all items are clean. Storing belongings that aren’t clean can result in mold, mildew or corrosion forming.
  2. Ensure All Items Are Prepared for Storage: Depending on what you’re storing in your storage unit, different items will require different preparation. For example, make sure all appliances are clean, dry and stored with the door open to allow air flow. Properly preparing for storage will help to protect your belongings from damage.
  3. Prevent Moisture Damage: While it’s always a good idea to use pallets to elevate your belongings in your storage unit, during the winter its especially important. As the ground gets damp during the winter, it’s possible for moisture to seep up from to the floor of your storage unit. If you have boxes or items touching the floor, they may be exposed to moisture damage.
  4. Form a Wall: To shield more sensitive items from the damaging cold, use items that aren’t temperature sensitive to form a wall around your storage unit. On the inside of the wall, put the boxes, furniture and more that you’d like to keep warmer. Moving more sensitive items into the interior of your storage unit will help to protect them from extreme fluctuations.
  5. Use a Climate Controlled Storage Unit: The best way to store items in the winter is to use a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit will prevent the temperature from dropping too cold in the winter and getting too warm in the summer.

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We hope this gave you some help with considering using our storage units in Oak Ridge, TN at Briarcliff Storage Units😀

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