If you're planning a move, you may be looking for the best value for your money. That's a great goal to have, but it can also be tricky to find the right storage facility. How do you know which one is the best for your stuff? Here are some tips on what types of items should be stored in climate-controlled units and which can survive in non-climate controlled environments:
Electronics are not safe in non-climate controlled storage units. Electronics are sensitive to moisture and temperature changes, which can cause them to stop working properly or even break completely. The metal parts of your electronics may expand or contract due to extreme temperature changes, causing permanent damage that can lead to expensive repairs or replacement costs. Moisture exposure could lead to corrosion of the internal electrical components in your computer, cell phone, tablet or other electronic devices — especially if these devices were stored near other moist items like books and clothing.
Sealing containers are best for storing items in a non-climate controlled storage unit. Sealing containers are made of plastic or metal, and they come in many shapes and sizes. Because they seal tightly, they can be used to protect your belongings from high humidity levels that can damage items like books or paper documents. They also prevent dust from getting into the container and causing damage.
When it comes to storing items made of plastic in a non-climate controlled unit, there are a few important things to keep in mind. For example, you should make sure that the plastics you want to store are clean and dry. The moisture and mold that can develop on wet, dirty plastic can lead to damage or degradation over time. Also, you should keep plastic items away from other items you're storing (like metal) as they may scratch, dent or chip the surface of your plastic.
Wood and Plastic Furniture
It is important to protect your plastic furniture from excessive heat and humidity. Wood and plastic furniture can be damaged by both extremes. In some cases, it can even be ruined permanently.
You've probably got a lot of things in your home that you hold dear. Artwork is one item that can be both valuable and fragile. It's important to know how to store your artwork so it doesn't get damaged or destroyed while you're away from home.
If you're storing art in a climate-controlled unit, then make sure the unit has an internal temperature of between 50 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, with relative humidity levels below 60%. This will help keep mold from forming on your art as well as prevent any damage from occurring due to extreme temperatures or humidity levels.
We strongly recommend that your musical instrument be stored in a climate-controlled unit. The heat and humidity can damage the instrument. A high-quality case can protect against some damage, but if an instrument is stored for long periods of time, there may still be some deterioration. We strongly urge you to use one of our climate-controlled units where we have temperature and humidity control to help prevent any damage from occurring during storage.
We hope this blog post has helped you understand the importance of storing your items in an appropriate unit. As we have discussed, there are some items that are more likely to be damaged if stored in a non-climate controlled unit, so take inventory of your belongings before you pack them up. If you are still unsure what will work best for your needs, our team at Beltline & Security Stor-Alls would love to help you!