If you are planning to keep your electronic goods inside a self-storage facility, you need to take certain precautions to make sure that they are kept clean and safe from damage. Electronic items are very sensitive and need to be properly maintained at all times, especially if you are planning to put them in self-storage for a particular length of time. Electronics are very vulnerable to dust and humidity and can be severely damaged if they are exposed to either. But as long as you go about packing in a careful and organized manner, you can rest assured that they will be kept good as new. Here are some tips to ensure that your electronics are packed and stored properly.
1. Back Up Electronic Data
Before moving your computer and other electronics to self-storage, back up all of your data in these electronic devices to a server or an external hard-drive. Doing this will ensure that all saved data are readily available in case you need to quickly reference them, or should something happen to your device while in storage.
2. Separate the Parts and Pieces
Electronics usually contain several components, as part of the main device and also of complementary components. Prior to packing and storing, pull all of the pieces apart and store them individually. Avoid items getting stuck in the drives or damaged over time by removing DVDs, CDs, game cartridges, or tapes.
3. Thoroughly Clean All Pieces
Give each item a thorough cleaning before you put it in self-storage. For your electronic items, it will be best to air out your gadgets using a compressed air duster, which you can find in any office store. The air duster is great for cleaning hard-to-reach places as it blows a thin stream of air into these, clearing out dust and debris that usually accumulate in electronic ports and fans.
4. Cover Monitors and Screens
Cover your devices in cardboard, cotton, canvas, or other materials that store well and can shield your devices from dust. If you have the original packing materials, then use these. Avoid wrapping your gadgets in plastic, as this material may allow moisture to build-up over time. Moisture build-up and condensation will adversely impact overall device functionality.
By properly preparing your electronic devices for self-storage, you ensure that they will be kept in great condition. Let us know if you have any questions regarding our services. Call us today at (330) 488-0129 or (330) 488-1866, or email us.