When an item is in transit, it’s at its most vulnerable state.  This is because it needs to be packaged, handled, and kept safe the entire journey.  There are also many external factors that are out of our control, which is why we try to plan ahead for them.  We tend to make one mistake once it arrives, though.  It’s a common misconception that the product doesn’t need to use protective packaging once it’s in storage.  This isn’t true, however, as they still face threats, even from the comfort of your home.

 

For instance, if you use your basement as storage, certain precautions should be taken.  To start, we should consider the humidity inside your basement.  If your basement has high moisture levels, it could damage the quality of the items that you’re storing.  It’s important to point out that most things can be damaged by moisture.  If you store food in your basement, for example, the food could grow mold when it’s exposed to humidity.  For this reason, we recommend using desiccant packs in your basement. Desiccant packs absorb moisture and odors from the air, therefore preventing damage.

 

It’s also possible that you’re keeping metal items in your basement.  When it comes to metal, your main threat is corrosion.  This is where VCI paper comes in hand.  VCI paper creates a protective layer that prevents salt, dirt, oxygen, and other materials from depositing on the metal and causing corrosion.  This is important, as corrosion can cause the metal to decrease in quality and even malfunction.

 

At Edco Supply Corporation, we want you to take preventative measures to keep your products in great condition.  This should start in transit and continue throughout storage.  Aside from desiccant packs and VCI paper, we have other protective packaging products that you may be interested in.  When you contact us, our experienced customer service representatives will help you choose the exact protective packaging that you need.