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25 Mar 2014

Tips to Store Canned Foods – Seal Them Right

We don’t pay much attention to storage of canned goods as long as the seal is fine and it is kept in room
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temperature. However, there are certain important factors that you need to keep in mind before you store canned food items, some of which are stated below.

Rotation holds the key – It is important to keep rotating the food items as per their manufacture and expiry dates. One commodity goes and another comes in. This is how you should operate the canned items ideally. The first can that reaches the storage unit should also be the first one moving out.

Maintain the right temperature – You need to ensure that the place is dry, cool and properly ventilated as well. The ideal temperature ought to be 50 degree Celsius to 70 degree Celsius. If the temperature gets lower, then that’s even better as a cool atmosphere is ideal for storage of canned goods.

Use an AC storage unit – It is best to keep humidity away from the goods and hence opting for an AC unit makes sense. Even little moisture in the air has the capacity of spoiling all the cans. Hence, it is important that you keep the air cool and dry with no humidity at all.

Keep the units insect-proof – There are good chances of insects and rodents entering the premises. Hence, it is important that you keep all the doors and windows closed, and ensure that they are insect proof as well.

Select the right sized storage unit – Depending upon the number and size of the canned food items, you need to select the unit accordingly. Having enough space for movement within the premises is important so that the owners can access their goods as and when required.

Keep the above tips in mind before you store your canned food items this season.
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18 Mar 2014

Tips to Store Flammable Items – Handle With Care

Before you understand how to store flammable items, it is important to first categorize things as flammable.
Most of the fires break out because people don’t realize that a particular thing is flammable. Often when you clean up your car or your garage, the rags that you use are likely to become oily. According to the statistics by National Fire Protection Association, most of the fire accidents that take place are due to oily rags present in the garage. Hence it is very important to categorize flammable items and store them in the right way. Read on for some tips:

Store gasoline in plastic containers that have been tested and approved by fire authorities - Never store them in glass jars or plastic containers that are non-reusable such as milk or juice jugs. Never fill up containers with gasoline anywhere close to an area of ignition such as the place where your cylinders are kept or a place that’s more susceptible to fire. Make sure you are outdoors while filling gasoline into containers. Also, ensure that the containers are kept on the ground before you fill gasoline into them.

Store oily rags properly – Store rags that have absorbed any kind of oil in cans made of metal. Don’t forget to close the lid tightly so that some force needs to be applied for opening it. Use the oily rags only when they have been thoroughly dried up.

Keep these two tips in mind before you store flammable items. Not storing such items properly can lead to loss of lives and property, and therefore you need to exercise extreme care and caution.
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