Tips for disinfecting a storage
Many people use a storage unit, for their own needs or business. But, how to keep all the items inside safe and clean? Yes, you can free up a lot of space in your office and home, but also, you need to take care of items/goods in a storage unit. This is more important if you own a business because state laws require ensuring the storage space is not infected. This is why disinfecting a storage unit is a must.
What is there to know?
If you have rented your first storage unit, you will probably need a guide on how to clean, declutter, and disinfect it. The first question is –when to disinfect storage and why? In case of infections, sensitive items can lose their efficiency. If you don’t follow the storage unit laws properly, your storage unit can become infected, so there can be mold, fungi, or some insects and rodents. So, you need to disinfect and clean it, in order to keep items safe and undamaged. Or if you already have problems, don’t lose time and immediately disinfect it.
- Moisture because it allows the microorganisms to penetrate inside the equipment. Extra humidity provides bacteria and fungi to grow.
- Soil can compromise storage cleanliness and your items may become contaminated.
- Don’t keep perishable food inside of a storage unit.
- Don’t store medicines, unless they are properly sealed.
- Wheat, barley, and rice should not be open.
- Don’t store toxic or hazardous chemicals.
Supplies for disinfecting a storage unit
First of all, you need to buy proper supplies for cleaning and disinfection for households, those may help with a storage unit too. You will need:
- Alcohol (70%)
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Chlorine and chlorine compounds
- Rubber gloves
- Face mask
How to disinfect storage?
To protect your storage against pests, you don’t need frequent cleaning, but when you do it, do it thoroughly. Protect yourself from chemicals first and then start cleaning. Remove all unnecessary items, and declutter a storage unit.
Clean the items with soap and water and then use disinfectant. Keep the door of a storage unit and windows open because of ventilation. It is not safe to breathe all those chemicals. If you have asthma or other health problems, you should do this alone. Disinfecting a storage unit must be done under proper equipment. Hire professional cleaners and they will do everything fast and efficiently. If you need to disinfect soft items such as the sofa, clean it with soap and water, dry it, and then vacuum it as usual. If you have laundry, wash all clothing and dry them completely before storing them again. For electronic, use a wipeable cover after cleaning. Don’t forget to clean the floor too, not only the items.