A manual to ensure that your collection is going to be safe
Make sure unnecessary plugs are off, short circuits are dangerous!
Turn off all devices that are not required to essential functions, for the same reason!
In your absence it is essential to maintain the usual environmental conditions so:
- Check your dehumidifiers and make sure they are ready to work if needed.
- If you have a dry environmental situation, make sure you have your humidifiers operational too!
Make sure unexpected visitors don't barge in, so close all windows and doors and check your security system for full operationality!
Laboratory and working rooms
Organize your working station, don’t leave scattered objects
Make sure your solvents and cleaning materials are safely stored
Empty water tanks to avoid floods, increased humidity levels and stagnant water (fungi love that!)
Make sure there are no objects misplaced, when you return you may not remember why they were there in the first place
Storage areas must be kept clean and orderly
Aisles must be unobstructed
Dust accumulation is an inevitability, so don't cover your objects with cloths or plastics, it will only add weight or create micro-climates underneath. When you return, you'll have time to "spring-clean"!
Trash receptacles must be emptied, you don’t want to attract insects, do you?
Do not keep inflammable materials in unprotected areas, such as a crawl space
Keep your cleaning products in proper storage cabinets
Make sure someone is responsible for going, at least once a week, to check on your facilities: it’s important to check for unexpected situations and if you can identify them, sooner is better than later!