Main Office: 900 E Omaha St, Suite #2
Rapid City, SD 57701

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Keeping Your Storage Unit Clean and Mold Free

Keeping Your Storage Unit Clean and Mold Free

Keeping Your Storage Unit Clean and Mold Free

Whether you’re storing seasonal items, furniture, clothing, or other personal items, keeping your storage unit clean and mold free is critical for preserving your items for years to come. Mold can quickly become a problem in enclosed spaces, especially if the space is not properly maintained. However, by following a few steps, you can easily protect your belongings while they are in storage.

Here are some tips for keeping your storage unit in good condition and free from mold:

  1. Use plastic bins with tight-fitting lids instead of cardboard boxes. Plastic bins offer better protection against moisture and are less susceptible to mold growth.


  1. Protect items with plastic. Wrap items that absorb moisture, such as furniture and clothing, in moisture-resistant material such as plastic or bubble wrap before storing them to add an extra layer of protection.


  1. Opt for a climate-controlled storage unit. Climate-controlled units regulate temperature, reducing the likelihood of mold growth. Storage City offers secure, affordable climate-controlled storage in Rapid City, Box Elder, and Belle Fourche.


  1. Keep items off the floor by using pallets or shelving units. Doing so helps prevent moisture from seeping into your belongings from the ground.


  1. Allow for air circulation. Leave space in between items to promote air circulation within your storage unit. Stacking items too closely together can trap moisture and create an environment perfect for mold growth.


  1. Use moisture-absorbing products. Using silica gel packets or desiccants while you pack is another way you can control humidity levels inside your storage unit.


  1. Conduct regular inspections. Make sure to visit your storage unit regularly to inspect for signs of mold, moisture, or water leaks. Check for condensation on walls or ceilings, as this can indicate high humidity levels.


  1. Keep your unit clean. We recommend visiting your storage unit at least monthly to sweep and wipe down surfaces with a mild cleaning solution to prevent the buildup of mold and mildew.


  1. Rotate items regularly. Rotate the items in your storage unit periodically to allow for even air circulation and to prevent any one area from becoming a breeding ground for mold.

By following these storage tips and implementing proactive measures, you can significantly reduce the risk of mold growth and ensure that your storage unit remains clean and well-maintained. Taking the time to properly care for your stored items will ultimately save you time, money, and the hassle of dealing with mold-related issues down the line.

Storage City Self Storage is a locally-owned and operated facility offering clean, secure self-storage units in Rapid City, Box Elder, and Belle Fourche. We offer climate-controlled and cold storage units that are fenced in and secured by a gate with code-entry access. Call us at 605-394-9442 today to rent your unit!