How to Properly Store Electronics
Whether you’re moving houses or simply storing products for use at a later date, your decision on how to correctly and safely store electronics is critical to their functionality. Unlike other household products, electronics require specific types of storage areas. Before placing electronics in a storage unit, consider the guiding tips within this post.
First Remove All Batteries
Before you place items away in storage, remove any batteries within the product. This can prevent the batteries from leaking while in storage. Battery acid and other corrosive elements may ruin your equipment if they leak unnoticed while in storage. Place batteries in a cool, dry place for complete safety and to ensure future effective battery performance.
Consider a Dehumidifier
While you don’t need a climate-controlled unit to store electronics, it could be beneficial to invest in a dehumidifier for your unit. Even when storing items in your home’s basement, a humidifier could help maintain the life of certain items like televisions and lap tops. However, having a dehumidifier is a great preventative measure should there be extreme weather changes. These have the potential to create moisture in concrete, which is something many storage units and basements are made out of.
Cover Systems with a Cotton Sheet for Dust Protection
Dust is another of the leading causes of electronics failure. Fine pieces of debris can enter a computer screen or camera lens, making the equipment unusable. To protect your electronic systems, place a cotton sheet over them to help protect against dust buildup while retaining air circulation. Remember: never cover your electronic systems in plastic, as plastic traps moisture and fosters mold growth over time.
Where Should I Store my Electronics: At Home or in Storage Units?
The answer may surprise some people, but electronics have a better chance at a log life if they’re stored in storage units!
As homes are more trafficked then units are, there’s a greater chance of accidental damage to any electronics stored within the home. Additionally storage units often have better security measures put in place than homes do, making them a more secure place to store valuable electronics than the average home while away on vacation, while moving, and during other times your home is likely to be vacant.
Effective storage of electronic items can help ensure your products maintain optimal performance over many years! By following the guidance within this post, you can ensure your electronic products perform to peak condition after long-term storage.
If you have additional questions on how to best store your electronics within your unit, ask the experts at Migson Storage!
Posted on March 25, 2015 | Electronic Storage