Posts made in April, 2016

Need A Storage Unit But Worried About Property Damage? What To Know

If you are nervous about putting your belongings in a storage unit because of theft or weathering, you really need to be concerned about pests. Rodents and insects can become a problem in storage units, especially if you haven’t preserved your items properly.

Using a storage unit is a great way to keep your belongings safe and out of the way when you don’t have room for them, without having to sell or get rid of anything. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider to make sure your items will be in the same condition when you are ready to take them out of the unit, or that you’re covered.

Sealable Plastic Containers

The sealable plastic containers aren’t just going to prevent insects and rodents from smelling what it’s in the unit, or getting into the containers, but it’s also going to protect the items from dust, a water leak and humidity from condensation. You don’t want pests chewing, clawing, or leaving waste on your items. Make sure you get durable plastic containers that have an air tight seal, and you may even want to put the items in plastic sealable bags before putting the items into the plastic containers.

Bug Repelling and Killing Products

Putting moth balls in your unit to deter bugs, along with aunt traps or other traps can help deter pests, and kill any pests that enter the space. These products can’t guarantee that bugs aren’t going to get into the unit, but they will make your unit less desirable and help manage some of the pest problems that could potentially arise.

Storage Insurance

Call the insurance provider that you use for other policies and get a cost to protect your items while they are in storage. This way if anything gets damaged, and not just by pets, you will have insurance coverage to replace the items or get them repaired. Get an assessment of the items in your unit, so you know what value your insurance policy needs to be.

Talk with each storage unit facility you are contemplating using to see what they do to help prevent pests from becoming a problem in their storage units, and to see if they offer any coverage for pests problems if they arise. Storing your items is a great way to keep them out of sight and out of mind when you don’t have the space, just make sure the items are safe. 

For more information, talk to a professional like SaveMor Self Storage LTD.

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Is Your Outdoor Event Going to Be a Scorcher? What to Do

If you’re going to be hosting a huge party at your house or an outdoor facility and you worry about the heat being a problem, there are a few precautions you can take to make sure your guests and food don’t get overheated. You want to make sure that everyone is comfortable, and preparing for the sun will be similar to preparing for rain. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider for the big event and schedule far in advance.

Order a Tent

Have a huge tent for the guests to sit under, especially if there isn’t a lot of shade in the area where the event is going to take place. This allows people a place to get out of the sun where they could be feeling directly overheated, and it could allow a place for the food and beverages to be stored as well. You don’t want your guests to be sunburned and dehydrated from too much sun exposure.

Order Dry Ice

You can have cuts of dry block ice dropped off to use in all of the coolers around the party and also for the food that you have out on display. Consider hiring a dry ice delivery service, such as Long Beach Ice, so you can ensure you get the right amount of dry ice. If you have a catering company coming in, make sure they are considering using dry ice instead of regular ice so you don’t have to worry about melting and water at your event.

Double Your Water Order

Having bottled water at the event? Make sure that you ask guests to continually drink water throughout the day. Pushing the fluids isn’t just going to help prevent them from getting ill and feel poorly throughout the day, but it could actually save their life. Double your water order to make sure you don’t run out when it’s desperately needed throughout the day of the event.

If you are dreaming of an outdoor setting for your big event coming up but you know that the weather is going to be incredibly hot, make sure that you prepare properly so everything goes without complications. There are a lot of different issues that can arise when people and food are left in the heat for too long, so you’ll want to keep everyone in the shade, and you want to keep your food prepared at the perfect temperature. These are just a couple of great ideas to get you started for the hot day.

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