Reputable facilities offer climate controlled storage units for customers who need a constant temperature and humidity level. This type of unit is not a luxury but a necessity for protecting a host of items, including the following.
Wooden Furniture – The problem with storing wooden furniture in a standard storage unit is that when exposed to excessive moisture, the wood warps, cracks, or rots over time. Therefore, if you have wooden furniture pieces, whether beds, tables, chairs, dressers, coffee tables, and so on, it is essential that you choose a climate controlled storage unit. Otherwise, you can expect damage.
Leather Furniture – Although gorgeous, leather furniture is susceptible to damage caused by fluctuating temperatures and an inappropriate level of moisture. Typically, damage includes cracks, discoloration, and mildew. By using a climate controlled storage unit, both the humidity and temperature level gets set correctly as a way of protecting your leather furniture.
Household Appliances – Many people have no idea that storing appliances like refrigerators, freezers, ovens, washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, and even microwave ovens in a unit that is climate controlled is critical. Not only does this type of unit protect mechanical and electronic parts, but it also prevents the growth of mold and mildew due to small amounts of water left inside the appliance and in hoses.
Collectibles – A climate controlled storage unit is also important if you plan to store collectibles. Included are comic books, wine, stamps, coins, and so on. As an example, if you do not store your valuable coin collection inside of a unit at a constant temperature and humidity level, the coins can oxidize, thereby ruining them. You also need to use this kind of unit for a silver or copper collection to prevent the items from tarnishing.
Comic Books – Some comic book collections are costly. However, even if you collect comic books as a hobby, you want to do everything that you can to protect them. A climate controlled storage unit will preserve your collection. For both an expensive collection and one that you have just for fun, a consistent temperature and humidity level ensure it retains its value and stays in pristine condition.
Miscellaneous – Other items that you want to store in a temperature and humidity controlled unit include wine to prevent accelerated age, delicate musical instruments, artwork, clothing, important documents, photographs, and electronics.