When you start looking for a self-storage facility, it can be somewhat overwhelming. By taking a little extra time and putting thought and care into the process, you can avoid headaches that some people experience.
What is Climate Controlled Storage?
The first thing you need to determine is your need for climate control. “Climate Controlled Storage” by definition, is a unit that is kept above 40 degrees Fahrenheit during the winter months, and does not get above 90 degrees during the summer. Also, a climate controlled facility will regulate the humidity level and maintain it at 60% humidity or below.
It is really worth the extra expense?
If you live in Wisconsin, where the climate gets very cold in the winter months, you’ll want to take care when storing certain items. One rule of thumb to follow: if you would feel comfortable keeping your items in your outdoor garage, it would be perfectly logical to choose a non-climate controlled unit. Since the elements we are concerned about is freezing weather and weather fluctuation, climate control may be necessary when storing fragile items.
What should I be concerned about?
Not only can the weather fluctuation deteriorate your items at a faster pace, but it also creates the perfect environment for the formation of mold and mildew. Any items that would be sensitive to moisture in this type of environment would be better stored in regulated temperatures. By choosing climate controlled storage and practicing good packing of items, you can rest assured your valuables will be safe.
Below is a list of items that are suggested for climate controlled storage…
- Musical instruments
- Wood, leather or fabric furniture
- Important personal or business documents
- Clothing, or items of natural fiber materials
Final Note …
If you have a sentimental attachment to any items you are storing, it is best to do so in a climate controlled environment. This goes for items of high value as well. Your piece of mind will be well worth the investment!