£1000s spent to reduce to stop mould in containers.

Green_bottle.jpgJust like a cold beer on a hot day condensations will occur on a cold steel wall. To stop this out containers are fully insulated. It works well but if your items are damp or wet when they go into storage the moisture will help to grow mould.

Boxed up Storage has an electricity option to run heaters and dehumidifiers which are available to hire. The water is extracted from your items and collected in a container.

There are much cheaper methods on the market used to absorb moisture in containers, but these are not as effectiive as removing it by a dehumidifier.

Further reading below:

Effective environment control in steel shipping containers.

The temperature inside a steel shipping container is notoriously difficult to manage. Under normal conditions, where this type of container is being used for storage, temperatures fluctuate widely in response to the weather conditions outside. Extremes in temperature can cause irrecoverable damage to property.

Maintaining humidity control to protect against the risk of damage caused by damp, condensation or the ingress of rain water, needs careful thought and planning. 

Air-flow throughout the container.

An adequate flow of air is a double edged sword when it comes to storage facilities of any kind. This is because, on the one hand, you want to keep things dry; and under certain conditions, a sufficient flow of air can have a drying effect over cold surfaces where condensation might otherwise present itself. Conversely, condensation is less likely to be a problem in heated spaces where there is degree of ventilation. Imagine the atmosphere in a cold bathroom after running a hot shower, with the windows closed. The walls will be running with condensation until you open the window or switch on the extractor fan to ventilate the room.

The range of temperatures found in your loft at home, is a good example of where the need for adequate ventilation is at odds with the level of insulation material we put up there in attempt to keep our homes warmer during the winter.

More often than not, that thick wad of loft insulation can act like a sponge when winter temperatures come into play. The insulation material, far from insulating our roof space, is actually insulating the rooms below. Unless there is a sufficient gap between the loft floor and the loft insulation material, the circulation of cold air in the loft space has the potential to cause problems. When this cooler air meets the warmer, moist air as it passes through the top-floor ceilings, condensation is likely to sit on the surface of the insulation material and items in storage. The same principle applies inside a shipping container.

Thermostatically controlled self-storage

If you want to assure the protection of your property whilst it is in storage, consider using a system that can be thermostatically controlled. At Boxed Up, we can supply a electricity for heaters and de-humidifiers. Simply tell us what you need so we can help you plan the management of the environment within your container.

Our self-storage containers are insulated against the worst of the weather and are protected with CISA industry approved locks. The site is monitored 24/7 via CCTV and sensor lighting. For easy access and competitive pricing, please call us on 01843 604474 for a no-obligation quote.


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