Tips for keeping Electronics Safe in Self Storage Units

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to be away from home for a continued period of time?

Or have you ever thought of having a secure space to temporarily store your electronic valuables while you are out for a quick holiday?

Well, you have several options in the market where they are offering customized options for your needs. So, if you are planning to store some of your valuable electronic devices like Televisions, Gaming Consoles, Computers etc. then it is advised to follow below steps to protect your devices

The following are few tips and tricks that will help you evaluate your choice while opting for a self storage unit.

Modern self-storage units with climate control facility:

A lot of self-storage units have come up with a wide variety of options to attract their customers, one of the options is a climate-controlled self-storage unit. The modern day self storage units are bagged up with more options so satisfy the customer needs. For example: A sporting equipment can actually take the temperature swings and still be rock solid without any damage but the same cannot be expected with other type of products. If the same type of environment is catered towards electronics devices then it cannot sustain.

Types of storage space that are available:

Indoor storage facility

Outdoor storage facility

So, based on your requirement and the type of goods that will be stored are taken into consideration while choosing a particular storage facility. For safeguarding electronic devices, it makes sense to look for storage spaces which offer climate control facility. This will help and protect your device.

Avoid excess moisture:

It is vital for the storage facilities to provide a moisture free environment for their customers so that they can store their valuable electronic devices. This can be easily provided by following these simple tricks:

Make sure that the electronic devices are not wrapped into plastic wraps. Because it will trap the available moisture from the device and won’t allow the electronic devices to dry. Thus, ultimately damaging the devices. So please avoid plastic wrapping while packing the devices.

Start using silica gel packets, it is good for absorbing the excess moisture. Also, a bowl of chalk will also do the magic

By following the above simple tricks, excess moisture from the devices or from the surroundings can be controlled to an extent where it won’t damage your electronic devices.

Take precautions:

We as individuals can take up some of the responsibilities that will help to safeguard our valuable electronic devices.

The following are few things that we can do from our end:

Make sure to detach all available cords and wires. More importantly, remove the batteries. Most of the time batteries when they are stored in an inappropriate environment they tend to leak acid which will eventually damage the rest of the goods. So, it is important to remove the batteries from the devices and pack it safely.

If the electronic devices are packed in cardboard boxes then please make sure that they are marked as “Fragile”

If you are stocking your computer or a laptop in secure safe storage facility then it is advised to have a backup of all the data into an external portable hard drive to avoid data loss.