One of the most common questions we get asked when people are renting our storage units is “How do I prevent my things from going mouldy?” 🤔
Mould develops when there is an increase or change in humidity levels so the first step is to ensure there is nothing in the unit that is going to change
these levels e.g. damp clothing, water still left in white ware or appliances or on sports equipment etc 💦
Make sure your stored items are 100% dry: 💯☀️ Have you heard the saying “one bad apple spoils the whole bunch”? 🍏This is exactly what happens with one damp item - it can ruin all the items in the storage container or storage unit. Just one slightly wet item can increase humidity levels and leave your valuables susceptible to mould and mildew.
Protect your Items: Make sure you use products accordingly that are designed to protect your furniture and belongings. Use mattress slips to keep moisture out making sure you don’t seal the slip completely as your mattress still needs to “breath”.
Couches should be protected with blankets or covers. Keep the doors on fridges and freezes partially open to make sure they don’t create bad odours that will taint clothes and fabric furniture.
Make sure all water is drained out of your washing machine and fridge/freezer (including the ice or water dispenser if you have one) and ideally, dry them and leave to air for a few days so any moisture has evaporated. You should never store anything that is prone to mould directly onto concrete - Cube It has storage cubes that are raised off the ground and your furniture sits on a floor made of 18mm OSB3 wood (an engineered, load-bearing wood-based panel product that is designed for structural use in humid situations and treated for moisture and insects). You can find them at www.cubeit.co.nz if you want to know more.