How Climate Controlled Storage Units Save Your Valuables
May 11th, 2017
Storage units are a good investment for any family that has more items than they can fit into their homes, or for anyone who has a lot of personal belongings of great value that don’t belong in a musty basement. Some individuals, like car collectors, will store parts of their collections in storage units to keep them safe and protected from the elements, even if they have garage space to spare.In fact, storage units are used by so many individuals in the United States alone that there are an estimated 58,000 self-storage facilities for collectors to choose from. If you’re looking into renting a storage unit for the first time, you may be considering whether it’s worthwhile to rent climate control storage units.That depends entirely on what exactly you’re hoping to store. A few extra boxes left over from moving day may be able to survive in an uncontrolled environment temporarily, but priceless or valuable possessions need a little more TLC.
The Benefits of Climate Controlled Storage Units Climate control storage units keep your items at the perfect temperature. That means they won’t warp, crack, split, or lose color. For items that have a particular value, either monetary or sentimental, that extra protection is essential.These controlled storage centers are also far more secure than your standard self storage unit. Because they’re inside of a secure complex, you don’t have to worry about the elements, thieves, or other hazards. Climate control units aren’t just secure from temperature changes; insulation and sealing ensures a climate controlled area that’s safe from flooding and other natural disasters.Just as importantly, your storage unit will have much better air quality, and thus less dirt to ruin or tarnish your items. Finally, a lack of humidity will keep your items from falling victim to mold, ensuring your items stay in their pristine condition indefinitely.
What Items Should Be Stored in Climate Control Storage Units? For the most secure storage, always invest in these specialized storage units. However, certain items must be stored in climate and temperature controlled storage centers:
- Modern Wooden and Leather Furniture
- Expensive Appliances and Electronics
- Textiles and Clothing
- Collections: Coins, Stamps, Books, Comic Books, Copper and Silver Items
- Musical Instruments
- Old Photographs and Slides
- Food and Beverage Products: Canned Foods, Wine, Liquor
- Artwork and Frames
Before you leap at the chance to get a climate control storage unit, you need to keep a few things in mind. Firstly, make sure you ask whether you will pay additional charges. This will prevent payment disputes or surprises when the bill comes.Secondly, have an estimate of the time span you plan to store your belongings. Climate control storage is an especially good investment if you require long-term storage (more than one season).If you have any questions about climate control storage units in Lincoln, Nebraska, be sure to contact us at Stevens Creek Storage at 402-417-0885 and we’ll be happy to assist you! We have just expanded our climate controlled units to an additional 47 unites, ranging from 5×10 unites to 10×30 units.