The Numerous Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage
When you are moving, you sometimes need to store some or all of your belongings during the process. You may be tempted to rent a self-storage container. Or possibly even stash your possessions in a friend’s garage while you are relocating. However, there are several important reasons you might want to consider a climate controlled storage unit over other types of storage.
Climate Controlled Avoids Temperature Fluctuations
The biggest and most obvious reason for using a storage unit with climate control is keeping your property away from extreme fluctuations in temperature, both hot and cold. Many self-storage units do not have this important feature.
Some household possessions are not particularly sensitive to extremes of hot and cold, such as outdoor furniture and boxes of dishes and kitchenware.
However, large or frequent changes in temperature can damage many items.
Antique wood furnishings
Magazine and book collections
When these items encounter excessive high or low temperatures warping, cracking, fading, and other types of damage becomes more likely. And especially if the ambient temperature fluctuates quickly from hot to cold –
The solution is to store your belongings in a climate controlled warehouse facility.
Controlled Climate Storage Reduces Exposure to Dust and Pests
Many average storage facilities have a high exposure to dust, debris, and pests. You also avoid these problems when you choose to store your household belongings in a controlled climate warehouse.
A dusty storage environment means that when you retrieve your possessions, many items may need cleaning before you can use them. Dust and poor air quality can be a big problem when storing mattresses, carpets, clothing, and upholstered furniture.
Storage with climate control is inside a well-insulated building with greater protection from the outside environment. This type of storage facility keeps down dust and debris and also keeps out insects and rodents, which can wreak havoc with stored items.
Climate Controlled Storage is Long-Term Storage
When you put your household belongings into storage, you don’t always know how long you will need to keep them there. You may at first think you will only need storage for a short time, but this may turn out not to be the case.
For example, your new dwelling may be just what you need, but it may be a bit smaller than your old home. After you move, you may realize that some of your possessions will need to stay in storage longer than you first anticipated.
In a controlled-climate warehouse, your possessions will be safe and secure from environmental changes, no matter how long you need storage. Having your possessions under climate control can give you more flexibility as you make decisions about moving to a new location.
The Benefit of Humidity Control for a Storage Warehouse
The North Carolina Triangle area has high fluctuations in ambient humidity, and this is another reason for considering climate control when looking for a storage unit.
Rapid changes in humidity are especially harmful for:
Pianos and other musical instruments
Valuable books and documents
Computers and other electronic equipment
The ideal humidity level for storage is approximately 55 percent. Keeping humidity at this level involves removing excess moisture or adding moisture to the air in precisely the right amounts.
Humidity control also keeps the air around stored items fresh with just the right moisture content flowing throughout the space. Stored objects smell fresh and clean when you take them out of storage and bring them home.
Humidity controlled environments also prevent mold and mildew from growing among the stored items, and the benefits of this are obvious.
Climate Controlled Storage in Apex, North Carolina
Movin’ On Movers in Apex has over 40 years of experience in the moving and property storage business. Our 50,000 square foot, climate controlled storage will protect your property for as long as you need while you relocate.