How To Regulate Temperature And Moisture In A Food Storage Warehouse

Having food stored in a warehouse can be tricky to deal with and store properly, according to MovinCool. There are several different variables to contend with when keeping food safe from temperature and moisture in a warehouse, but they are generally common sense and should be easy to apply.


When it comes to humidity, the humidity in a warehouse needs to be at or below 15% for food to stay fresh. However, the humidity may be higher than this depending on where the warehouse is located. Naturally, coastal towns and cities have a higher humidity, and dehumidification may be necessary to help regulate the humidity levels.

Cooler temperatures, above freezing, are best for preserving the shelf life of foods in a warehouse. However, higher temperatures cause the shelf life to be cut in half every 18 degree increase in temperature above 70 degrees. If this is happening in your warehouse, industrial air conditioning should help cool the temperature to an appropriate level before any further damage is caused.

Another potential problem in a food warehouse is water damage. Water damage can ruin the packaging of food items resulting in a loss of product. This often means you’re losing money when water gets into your warehouse. One of the easiest ways to combat this is to keep all of your food off of the floor on racks and shelves. Keeping boxes and bags off the floor keeps them safe in the occurrence of a minor leak or flood in the warehouse. That being said, water damage restoration may be needed for any severe flooding that may occur.