When it comes to storing our belongings in self-storage units or storage facilities, seldom do we think about the climate conditions. We just assume that our possessions will be kept safe and undamaged while in storage. However this is not always the case when it comes to the storage of certain items such as antiques, family heirlooms, musical instruments or even artwork! Simply wrapping them in protective materials and placing them carefully in a self-storage unit may not be sufficient to ensure their preservation. They may very well require a more consistent environment, which is why I want to talk about climate controlled storage facilities!
In parts of the UK, temperature and humidity levels can rise and fall quite dramatically in the winter and the summer. These extreme temperatures can cause certain items of furniture to expand, crack or even rust. Meanwhile it’s not only furniture that can be affected by the weather. Exposure to elements can also damage upholstery and cause fading, yellowing or staining of fabrics! Climate control storage rooms maintain a steady temperature throughout all four seasons giving you no cause for concern!
Another bonus to choosing climate controlled storage facilities is that your belongings are exposed to consistent air quality. What do I mean by this? Well, putting it plainly, this keeps your belongings free of collecting dust and grime by keeping humidity at bay! Changes in humidity levels can be exceptionally damaging to those more sensitive items like antiques or paintings and too much moisture will cause things to literally rot! So by opting for climate controlled storage you can rest easy knowing your belongings will be found in exactly the same condition as you left them!
All climate controlled storage units are kept indoors, which means extra protection and security from outside intruders! You’ll be assured of more secure storage than if your self-storage unit were positioned outside. Unlike outdoor self-storage units, these insulated storage rooms will add extra protection against rats or any other pests that might otherwise settle in your furniture or clothes! One thing to remember is that the self-storage prices will be higher than traditional storage solutions, if you choose the climate controlled storage options! However you can’t really put a price on your valuables can you? And you might end up paying more in the long run to restore items damaged by exposure to weather changes… however slight they may be.
The main plus side to using climate controlled storage rooms is that you are guaranteed additional protection from the elements of nature! If you want the highest end in self-storage solutions, then climate controlled storage units are the way to go!
Now you need to ask yourself if you need climate-controlled storage. Just consider some the following questions and your answers should indicate whether regular self-storage units are sufficient for your needs!
• Does the temperature in your storage space fluctuate below 32 degrees or rise above 90 degrees?
• Is your storage facility located in an area with high levels of humidity?
• Are you storing possessions of a high monetary or sentimental value?
• Are you keeping items in storage for a prolonged period of time?
• Will you be visiting your storage facility often?
If you answered yes to three or more of the above questions then you may very well benefit from choosing climate controlled storage facilities. It might be worth enquiring about this storage solution, particularly if you’re storing electrical items, photos and books, antiques or even a vintage bottle of wine!