Storage Options You Need To Consider

Most people believe that as long as they store their belongings in a place with even temperature then their valuables will be safe, but there are other factors to be considered. The factors should be calculated according to the location of storage and the length of time the objects need to be stored. These factors will help you know whether or not you should shoulder the extra expense of adding climate-control features for your personal storage unit.

Climate control can protect damage-prone items like electronics, art works and fabrics or textiles. Atmospheric moisture contributes to the growth of mold and wrinkling which often happens in humid environments. Temperate places are actually the best option for storage.

Really bitter winters and scorching summers can leave their mark on certain items. But if you only need to store something for a short amount of time then climate control is not something you should pay additional fees for. Facilities who offer climate control for their storage units would often charge extra for the feature.

Just like all types of companies, some storage facilities offer a higher quality of service compared to their competitors. The mere regulation of temperature is not enough for clothing and artwork. For these specific items you will have to find units that manage moisture and humidity.

Some things can survive well under the conditions of basic storage but some things simply cannot. To be sure if you need to get climate-control, you can consider a number of things. For beddings and mattresses, climate control is important as these things are particularly vulnerable to humidity, causing mildew growth, musty odor and dust.

For bikes, sports equipment and appliances, climate control is seldom required (for most metal objects), except for places with high humidity as they will rust over a long period of time. Otherwise, you can just store them in a regular locker. Just be sure to clean the objects thoroughly before storing them and if you have a fridge then store it with the door open.

Papers should always be placed in climate controlled lockers. This will prevent the occurrence of staining due to mildew and mold. For tools used at home and in the garden, climate control shouldn’t be your concern but make sure to check on humidity levels.

Unless you are storing linen and textile items for a brief period of time, you should choose climate controlled units. Place the clothes in hangers and make sure that they are clean and dry before locking them down in a storage unit. Take note of humidity and ventilation when you need to store fabrics and clothes for a long time.

Furniture is tricky since they are usually made up of a variety of things like wood and textiles which don’t handle moisture and humidity well. If you are storing metal kitchenware and glassware then you don’t have to worry about anything since they can fare well in a basic storage unit. On the other end of the spectrum are electronic gadgets which are incredibly sensitive to moisture and humidity which means that climate controlled conditions are necessary.

In general, facilities that offer humidity and temperature climate controlled storage units are ideal if you live in a place that experiences moderate to high levels of humidity (e.g. Florida). It is even more important to choose this type if you live in an area that has extreme humidity levels combined with high or low temperatures. High levels of moisture in the air multiply the damaging effects of cold or hot temperatures.

There are several factors that may affect your storage units. For more information on how storage units are anticipating these. Find out more here.

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