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March 15, 2018

How to Decide Whether or Not You Need Climate Controlled Storage

At Elite Self Storage, we know that you want your items to come out of storage in the same shape they went in. That’s why we offer a variety of storage options that are perfectly suited to the exact items that you’re loading into our storage lockers. One service we offer is climate controlled storage. Depending on what you plan to store at our facilities, a climate controlled storage locker could be just what you need to protect your most cherished possessions. Here’s a look at some items that can benefit from it.


A few different kinds of furniture can benefit from climate controlled storage. Leather furniture can be damaged as the temperatures swing back and forth. It can also be damaged by moisture, which can create mildew. Wooden furniture can end up rotting or warping in a plain old storage locker. A climate controlled environment can also help control humidity, which will mean that your wooden furniture is better protected.


Clothing can also be a beneficiary of climate controlled storage. Changes in temperature and humidity can have an adverse effect on your clothes. If you want to avoid mold and mildew, climate controlled storage is the way to go. Your clothes will be fresh and ready to wear out again as soon as you get them from your storage locker.


No matter what kind of musical instrument you’re dealing with, it probably requires some extra care and some thought about its storage conditions. Humidity can damage percussion instruments like pianos. A swing in temperatures can do a number on string instruments like guitars. Brass and woodwind instruments can also be negatively affected by changes in humidity levels. A climate controlled locker can help protect these items.


Electronic devices also require a controlled environment. The components used to build televisions, computers, video game systems, and other electronics can all be damaged by changes in humidity levels. Extreme heat or cold can also end up damaging your electronic devices. If you want to make sure that your items come out of storage in working order, go for a climate controlled storage solution.


You need to have climate controlled storage if you plan to store some photos for a while. A change in temperature can cause your pictures to deteriorate. You’ll want to make sure that you store photos facing away from each other to minimize damage in any case. Climate control can help your precious memories stay in the best possible shape.


Like your photographs, most types of collectibles require a stable environment. Artwork can be destroyed by major changes in humidity levels or temperatures. Stamp collections can curl in high temperatures, rendering them worthless. Comic books also require climate controlled storage, since they’re not ready to deal with moisture. If you have any kind of collection that could be valuable, odds are that you want to opt for a climate controlled unit. You also know that we have the latest security measures here at Elite Self Storage, so you can store your most valued collectibles with confidence at our facility.