Understanding Industrial Equipment and Our Manufacturing Legacy

I'm Sandra Adams, a blogger and enthusiast of many eclectic targets, including pottery and industrial equipment and supplies. I've traced my family tree as far back as I can go and there is not one moment where my family hasn't been involved in manufacturing. My dad worked as a mechanic repairing industrial machinery and if it wasn't for me, he wouldn't have anyone to pass down his knowledge to. I've always wanted to know what my dad was up to, so I'd ask him what he did everyday. I've always been really curious and this has lead me to develop a really strong understanding of industrial equipment. My love for industrial equipment hasn't waned and now I feel like sharing this knowledge with others. I've created this blog for this exact purpose.

3 Tips For Keeping Pests Out Of Your Storage Container


A storage container presents the perfect solution for all of your organization problems. You can sufficiently pack away important tools, furniture, and personal belongings, creating more space in your home while your stowed belongings are kept safe nearby. You may even decide to keep your storage container right in your own backyard, increasing your access to the things you packed away. Storage containers are very convenient, cost effective, and secure. The environment you put your storage container in might need to be analyzed, though. A storage container in your backyard shines like a beacon to many creepy crawlers and other critters. Here are three tips for keeping pests out of your storage containers.

Protect your textiles with sweet-smelling cedar chips.

If you are storing any textiles, such as furniture, carpeting or clothing, then moths and other insects that chew on paper and cloth are a concern. Make sure that your storage container is securely closed and hunt for any gaps in the doors. In order to deter moths from chewing up and damaging your property, simply slip some fragrant cedar chips into your storage container. Not only do cedar chips smell good and freshen your storage container, they also keep moths and other bugs away.

Use charcoal briquettes to keep mice away.

Mice tend to try to find shelter in enclosed, warm places. A storage container provides a favorable environment for them to find nesting material and settle down to have babies. Keep mice from damaging your property and leaving unsanitary droppings by using charcoal briquettes. Simply set a bucket of charcoal briquettes near the door or any other corner where mice might access your storage container. This method is relatively cheap. You can easily replace the bucket of briquettes every time you visit your storage unit.

Minimize mold damage with plastic bins.

Mold is a problem that you cannot predict or control easily. Microscopic spores can land on your clothes, textiles, or papers and be carried by the wind or be transferred from your own clothes. In a moist, warm environment, black mold can grow and destroy your belongings. The best way to combat mold growth in your storage container is to invest in airtight plastic bins. The seals on the bins keep mold spores away from your belongings; also, if there are existing mold spores, then the airlock keeps moist air from feeding the spores so that they grow into mold.

For more storage tips, contact a company like Turner Leasing Co Inc.


4 March 2015