There are many reasons why one would decide to rent a storage unit – relocation, cluttered home, moving to a smaller place, starting a business, etc. So, if your reason is similar to one of those, your decision is probably already made. But now, you are probably wondering whether to rent a climate-controlled storage unit or not. Is it worth it? Will it make any difference? Yes, these are all legitimate questions and we will try to answer them for you. If you plan on storing simple items from your home, a regular storage unit should be enough. However, if the items you plan on storing are fragile, sensitive, and can easily be ruined by humidity, dust and different weather conditions, then you definitely need a climate-controlled storage unit. If you are interested, here are some benefits of renting a climate-controlled storage unit. Keep on reading.
- They Offer Protection from Extreme Temperatures
This is probably the number one reason why so many people decide to rent a climate-controlled storage unit. Especially those people who live in places where the temperature is extreme – both in summers and winters. Yes, be sure that temperatures too low or too high can really damage your belongings, no matter how you pack and store them. So, what are the items that need protection from extreme weather damage? Well, for instance:
- Wooden Furniture, especially antiques
- Musical instruments
- Fine art
- Upholstered Furniture
- Books, magazines, documents.
These kinds of household items are really sensitive and fragile. During extreme weather conditions, they may suffer from cracking, splitting and discoloration. Be sure that that will happen if there is a constant change in temperature in the storage unit you are using too. So, if you plan on storing the items mentioned above, a climate-controlled storage unit (that has a consistent temperature all year round) is the best choice!
If you choose a climate-controlled storage unit, you will be able to adjust the temperature to your needs! Alt.tag: A home thermometer.
They Offer Protection From Dust
Renting a climate-controlled storage unit for your delicate items is just as important as having logistics handled by a reliable company. That is the only way to have peace of mind and know that your items are safe and sound. So, besides the extreme temperatures, another thing that can really damage your items is, of course, dust. Yes, dust can really affect the condition of your belongings, especially those delicate and valuable ones. In climate-controlled units, having dust, or any other kind of debris is simply not possible. Those units are always located inside buildings and have stronger and isolated floors, roofs and walls. Nothing can get in! The items you store inside will be in the exact same condition even after a couple of years.
They Offer Protection From Rodents and Insects
Maybe one of the worst things that can get into your storage unit are rodents and insects. And, in those regular storage units, they usually do. So, what can they do to your stored items? Well, pretty much anything they want! Rodents like mice and rats can even settle inside your unit and call it home. If that happens, well, you better forget about your items because these kinds of rodents tend to spread different kinds of bacteria and disease. In that case, using the stored items is dangerous for your health.
Moreover, besides rodents, insects are another pest that can find their way into your unit. And, when they do, they make sure to nibble and munch as much of your furniture as they can. So, save yourself from this nightmare, and get a climate-controlled storage unit in which rodents and insects simply cannot get.
If you have a climate-controlled storage unit, you do not have to worry about rodents and insects. Alt.tag: A mouse.
They Offer Protection From Humidity
Most climate-controlled storage units have protection from humidity. You may think that this is unnecessary, but when the seasons start to change, the humidity will enter your storage unit and will be able to damage almost everything. Trust us, having this feature in your storage unit is of key importance, especially if you plan on storing wooden furniture, antiques, fine art (paintings and photos), musical instruments, books, and electronics. There will be no need to worry about the levels of humidity in your storage, as all excess moisture will be removed from the air. However, these climate-controlled storage units that offer humidity control will not only remove the moisture, but also add it when needed.
If you notice humidity in your storage unit, remove your belongings from there as soon as possible. Alt.tag: Humidity on the window.
They Offer Peace of Mind
So, yes, as you can see, these climate-controlled storage units can save your belongings from weather conditions, dust, rodents, insects, and humidity. But, not only that! As previously mentioned, these units are usually placed inside buildings and have thick walls, roofs, and floors. That means that they are also safe! You will not have to worry about anybody coming inside and stealing all your precious belongings. Everything will be safe, as there are always many cameras and guards around. Finding the right storage unit is as important as finding good customs clearance agents, or finding a good moving agency, for example. Yes, you can get this level of protection only with climate-controlled storage units. Thus, do not try to cut corners. It is a small price to pay for the safety of all your belongings.