As time passes, we collect items. Some of these items can be very important but may not need to be used frequently. In these cases, storage can become a major issue. But there is a right way and a wrong way to store those important items, tools and equipment; a way that freezes them in time so that they’re ready when you need them. You may say: you can’t stop time? And that is true but proper storage can slow down or stop some of the problems that arise with the passage of time.
Why is Proper Storage Important?
There is an old saying that goes: “Out of sight, out of mind.” Items that are used infrequently tend to age without us noticing. Because the items are used only rarely it is easy for problems to develop unnoticed until the object is needed. At this point it may be too late and the object will either need to be restored back to its original state or replaced; In either case it’s a waste of resources that could best be used elsewhere. Pests are an obvious culprit in the destruction of material possessions. One might store a lawnmower in the back of a shed or garage and believe it to be properly stored, only to find that rodents have been nesting in the engine when the time comes to bring it out again. Damage from rodents can be very expensive or impossible to repair.
Moisture is another problem that can slowly eat away at and destroy our belongings. Most people think that they should be able to feel moisture in the air of a storage place. They think because they see no obvious evidence of moisture that their belongings will be safe there. However, that’s not always the case, especially in areas that typically experience weather that includes high humidity conditions. In storage areas with inadequate insulation and air ventilation, condensation and moisture are certain to occur..
Proper Shrink Wrapping Can Freeze Items in Time
By providing an airtight seal around valuable objects such as trailers to lawnmowers and everything in between, shrink wrap is the preservation method of choice for anyone serious about protecting their investments. Industrial shrink wrap provides protection from all of the factors that can hasten age. Items big and small can be protected in storage for long periods of time with zero maintenance for the owner. Shrink wrapping is an excellent choice for offsite storage situations where the owner doesn’t have immediate access to the items such as storing a boat in dry dock.
When you choose a shrink wrapping company, make sure to deal with the best. Improper shrink wrapping not only fails to block out air and moisture, it can actually trap moisture and hold it in. In these cases it can be more of a hindrance than a help. If you’re interested in shrink wrapping and only want to use the best for your valuables, choose Atlantic Shrink Wrapping. Please call 410.376.7052 or contact us online for a free quote on your shrink wrapping needs.