Addressing fire hazards before storage

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Addressing fire hazards before storage

The key to storing items safely is to ensure the conditions are right and account for hazards that could lead to damage. With good planning, the right packing materials, and a first-rate service from a professional team, you can expect your items to remain safe. At TFM Removals we have become a leading provider of Essex storage by delivering all of the above and more.

Fire is a risk when you choose offsite storage, whether it is in a crate, a container, or a concrete unit. If you store items or flammable substances incorrectly it can lead to a blaze that will destroy all of the contents. Luckily there are several things you can do to prevent fires from starting.

The first thing to look at is what kind of combustible items you are storing. Papers, clothes, wood, and electrical appliances can all be fire hazards. You can take steps to ensure each of these items is stored properly, keeping them away from sources of ignition.

One thing to be careful of is appliances and devices that contain batteries. The power sources can result in fires if you are not careful. It is better to ensure that each battery is removed so there are no live power-sources.

When you remove batteries you need to make sure they can be stored safely. If you simply leave them beside the devices where they can move around, come into contact with other items, and potentially overheat it could lead to a fire. With old batteries electrical tape should be used to cover the terminals. They can also be placed in a non-combustible container and stored so they won’t be crushed, punctured, or exposed to high temperatures.

At TFM we can offer a wide range of storage tips and know how to address fire hazards. We ensure every container is fire-proof and offers a safe place for items to be stored. We can take care of all packing, including ensuring that all electrical devices and appliances are ready to store.

If you need reliable Essex storage please get in touch with us. We are confident we can offer the best premium service and meet any kind of need.