How Climate Control Storage Keeps Your Items Safe
Summer is here! Temperatures are rising and while you’re planning how to keep yourself and your family cool during these hot months, there is absolutely no need to worry about items in storage as long as you have climate controlled unit. Chances are, if you’re going out to get a storage unit, you probably place some value on the items that you’re storing. Whether you’re storing family heirlooms, photographs, furniture, electronics, etc. these items will need to be in a temperature-regulated space to avoid damage.
So how exactly does climate control keep your items safe?
Protection from Extreme Temperature
In the Houston area, temperatures can easily reach 95 degrees + during the Summer. Sensitive items like wood furniture, antiques, and musical instruments can suffer from warping, splitting, or cracking and items like fine art, books, or business records can also be damaged due to drastic temperature change.
Humidity is particularly dangerous to a variety of items. High humidity can cause photos to stick together, or wood furniture to warp, or leather goods to crack. Electronics, artwork, and items such as pianos can also sustain damage from too much moisture in the air.
Protection from the Elements
Climate controlled storage units are often placed inside buildings with sealed and insulated roofs, walls, and floors. As a result, these units are less susceptible to minor flooding or tracked in dirt, and because they’re indoors, there isn’t much chance for rodents or insects to make a home in your stored things.
Great Air Quality
One aspect of storage that is often overlooked is air quality. A standard storage unit isn’t sealed the same way a climate controlled unit is. Because the air in a climate controlled storage facility is constantly circulated it remains clean and free of debris like dust so you’ll find your items just the way you left them, whether they’re stored for a week, a year, or a decade. For the storage of sensitive electronics or documents, air quality should be considered.