Keep Your Tools Clean and Rust Free
When you add up all you have spent on the tools in your garage or shed, it could be a staggering figure! Even just a handful of rakes, hoes, shovels and hand-gardening tools would cost a lot to replace. And we haven’t even started on the specialty tools for the everyday handyman, let alone the accomplished woodworker or builder.
Giving consideration to how and where you store your tools is worth the effort. Is the area attached to the house or heated? Is the floor poured concrete or dirt? What type of climate are you in – four seasons or tropical?
All of these factors are essential to understand when battling enemy number one for your tools: Water! Water comes in the form of running rivulets, standing puddles, damp concrete and moisture in the air. It can lurk in your shed or garage, and especially likes to hide in corners and out-of-the-way places where there is little air flow. Too little air flow and humidity levels that are too high can corrode your precious investments, making them virtually useless.
A toolshed or garage dehumidifier may be the answer to the problem, and Eva-Dry has a variety of solutions to fit every situation and budget. If you have electricity available, and have a large area, the EDV 4000 or 2200 may be the unit for you. If you have a smaller space, and you do not have electricity available, Eva-Dry makes several economical units that use a desiccant material to trap the moisture from the air. There is no spill and no mess; when the units are “full”, they can be plugged into any wall socket and they will regenerate overnight. This process can be repeated for up to ten years.
Do not let a small investment in dehumidification technology keep you from protecting your larger investment in your tools. Whether you have a shed, garage, or you store your tools in the basement or a closet, take a look at your humidity levels and keep them down to make your equipment last a lifetime.