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Keeping Storage Mice and Pest Free

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Our goal in the storage industry is to be free of pests. However, sometimes the things we inadvertently do while packing items into a storage unit can attract unwanted pests. Before we know it, an infestation can occur and reoccur. Everyone must learn how to keep pests and rodents out of storage units to keep us all pest free. The best way to keep mice and other vermin out of storage is by making sure you have a good plan. By removing food, and storing items correctly, you will be less affected if issues arise. Make sure your insurance policy covers damage from rodents or pests. Even the most well-kept storage facility will have an occasional problem with pests when tenants unknowingly bring mice and insects into their unit. If an infestation happens, your most significant line of defense is going to be a comprehensive insurance policy. Many storage facilities will require you to have stored property insurance. On top of acquiring the proper insurance, make sure you always have an accurate inventory of what is inside your storage unit. In the event there is damage, this will make the replacement process much easier and less stressful. Here are some tips to help defend your unit from these pests. Pack items in plastic totes with airtight lids. The most effective way to keep pests out of your belongings is by packing them in well-sealed containers. Plastic containers are best, especially for linens, fabrics, and clothing. If you choose to use cardboard boxes then opt for new ones. New boxes will be stronger and are less likely to have gaps or punctures that pests could enter, plus they are manufactured with added strength to withstand stacking. If you’re using moving boxes you can get for free, at least be sure to avoid using free cardboard boxes from any food stores. Do not store food ...


Crystal Reuter
May 3rd, 2022


How to Store Kitchen Appliances

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How To Store Kitchen Appliances Before boxing up all the rarley used appliances to keep them out of sight, you’ll need to require the subsequent steps to keep them in idealistic condition for your next cookery adventure. First, you will want to make sure the appliance is free of grease, crumbs and grime. This food residue can attract unwanted pests. If you have the orginal box, it is best to store in the box, you have them. Otherwise place them inside clear plastic storage tote to protect them from dust. Stack containers by putting heavier items on the bottom. Anything that would get damaged by temperature or moisture changes should also be stored in a container, up off of the floor. Label each bin. List all of the items in the container; that way, if you remove some items for use, you’ll know where they go when returning them. Remove water and hoses and tanks. Water can remain behind in hoses and tanks after you remove them from the outlet sources. This can cause severe problems like mold and potential breakage from freezing if you don’t drain them out before storage. Pack and Protect Appliances- Appliance doors and drawers can open during the moving process and break, so use wrapping film or moving tape to keep doors closed during transportation. In addition, protect appliances from scratches and dents with moving blankets, bubble wrap, or wrapping film when moving from your home or office to storage. Find Secure Storage-Find a secure storage like Topcity Storage, they have motion sensors in all units, notifications are sent via text if your unit is being tampered with. Pack and Store Applicances Carefully-Always keep appliances upright during transportation and storage to prevent damage. As always if you have any questions or need help feel free to reach out to us at www.TopcityStorage.com. ...


Crystal Reuter
February 6th, 2022


Storage Tips Before You Store

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Storage Tips Purchase store insurance or show proof of renters insurance. To protect everyone. Utilize all the space in your unit. Use pallets, 2 x 4’s, or plywood, or freestanding shelves to keep things off the floor. Plan how you are going to arrange your unit. Leave an aisle in the center of your unit so that you have a walk way to the back of the unit. Pack so you can find things later. Clear boxes, totes you can see through or label boxes on multiple sides. When packing boxes fill them without making them too heavy to lift (dont put too many books in one box, makes it too heavy to lift).  Do not use printed newspaper for wrapping. The ink may smudge and get on your items. Stack boxes accordingly. Put the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter ones on top of the heavier ones. You dont want crushed boxes. Store frequently needed items towards the front of the unit. To protect your items cover them with moving pads, sheets, or light blankets. Disassemble bulky items tables, bed frames, desks.  Wrap and label all pieces, better when you have to reassemble them.  Put all hardware in bags and tape to item after labeled. Electronics have numerous cords, place small colored stickers on the cord and the same color sticker where the cord goes.  After you breakdown the bed you are left with the mattresses and box springs storage on long edges.  Wrap for protection and elevate off the floor. Use two to three 2 x 4’s cut to 1 foot long. If it is possible store couches on end. Stack chairs seat to seat. Use the inside of appliances and drawers to store smaller items.  When stacking furniture use paper pads in between the items to avoid scratching. Appliances must be clean and dry before storing them and opened up to prevent mildew. Store mirrors and paintings on end. It is best not to store flat to prevent stepping on.  Pack books or boxes ...


Crystal Reuter
January 13th, 2021


NOKĒ SMART ENTRY GUIDE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR INTERACTION WITH NOKE LOCKS AND TOPCITY STORAGE EASIER.

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NOKĒ SMART ENTRY GUIDE TIPS TO MAKE YOUR INTERACTION WITH NOKE LOCKS AND STORING WITH TOPCITY STORAGE EASIER. This is a guide with tips, tricks, and troubleshooting steps from NOKE. This will be a reference to make your interaction with the app more enjoyable! GENERAL APP OPERATION Be sure that Bluetooth is on. If you have an iPhone you can check 2 places to confirm this – in the general settings under Bluetooth, or by going to general settings and scrolling down to the Storage Smart Entry app and turning Bluetooth on there. Check your app version to make sure you are up to date. Make sure location services are on. Reset a password: password can be reset through the app by selecting “reset password” on the login screen. Force closing out of the app and re-logging back in. Check for updates in the Google Play/Apple Store. Updating app or Deleting and re-downloading the app. Checking to make sure Bluetooth and Location Services are on. Restart your phone. Turn Bluetooth off and back on again. These tips are from Noke, TopCity would like you to know that we are here if you need us. You can contact us in one of these ways. Text us at 785-414-9582 Email us at Topcityproperties@outlook.com Call us at 785-414-9582 Through Topcity website, the inquiry form we can help you as well. If you still need help with APP click the ? in the top corner for support. Thank you for storing with us. ...


Crystal Reuter
June 13th, 2020