When you choose offsite storage it is important to take steps to ensure that your items will be safe for the duration. A professional packing service is the perfect place to start. In addition you’ll want to ensure that the container used to store the items in is kept in a great condition. At TFM Removals we have built a reputation for offering the best storage Chelmsford residents can choose because we take on packing, use only the highest quality containers, and also take steps to protect items.

The biggest cause of wear to items put in storage is moisture. If water is allowed to enter the container or the humidity is too high it can result in mould, mildew, and corrosion of metallic items. The end result is damaged contents.

There are a number of things that can be done to prevent moisture from getting in a container. Firstly any items that contain fluids should be drained and dried. Fridges and freezers are great examples. They can contain a lot of liquid that could potentially escape into the container. To avoid this they should be cleaned and dried. Everything should be properly packed away too.

Containers should be in a great condition and free of any holes or leaks. Even a small gap could allow moisture to get into the container and over time cause damage to items. Steel containers can experience wear over time but with good care and property maintenance they will last and keep items safe.

Keeping an eye on the humidity is a good idea too. Indoor humidity should never exceed 50%. If it does mould, mildew, and corrosion could be the result. Luckily ensuring items are dry and choosing a container that is watertight will help.

At TFM Removals we are happy to arrange reliable storage Chelmsford based clients can have faith in. We take care to make sure moisture and humidity does not become a problem, packing items with care in the most professional manner and inspecting containers regularly. In addition each container is cleaned fully before being sent out.

If you would like to arrange a service please contact us.