People who live and work are certainly going through some turbulent times. The specter of the COVID-19 virus has changed the way many of us live and work. But even without the unexpected arrival of a pandemic, there are plenty of other things to worry about.
As time passes, the year and the seasons change, this also means a change in weather and, unfortunately, due to climate change, those weather patterns can be extreme. Some places, like California, worry about forest fires. Here, however, hurricanes, tornados, and even flooding can all be significant issues. Storage is one way that people can preserve the belongings that matter most, but for the ultimate security, climate-controlled storage is the way to go. How does it work?
The Normal Storage Situation
External storage can be a very sensible decision for many people. If there’s a need to store belonging temporarily due to an extended move from one location to another, or getting furniture and other belongings out of the way while the renovation is being done in a home, for example, this is always a good idea.
However, not all storage is created equal. In some cases, the things being stored, such as goods in a crate, are durable and only need a dry location to stay out of the rain. In these instances, things like temperature and humidity don’t matter.
More Than Just A Shed
With climate-controlled storage, however, things go to the next level. Typical outdoor storage is a sheltered, dry space, usually built just to keep out water and prevent theft. When the temperature goes up or down, or humidity builds up in the air, this type of storage doesn’t prevent any of those atmospheric changes.
Climate controlled storage does. With this type of storage, a dedicated indoor facility provides carefully monitored storage space. So while the chief benefits of typical storage, a dry shelter against the weather is provided, there are other benefits as well. Humidity control is present so that the air doesn’t get too damp. Temperature control is also present so that no matter how hot or cold the weather is outside, the temperature remains stable within the climate-controlled facility.
What Should Be Stored Here?
A climate-controlled storage area is a perfect solution for any long term storage of items that may be negatively affected by changes to the environment. In the 21st century, many products, especially electronics, are vulnerable to environmental change and can be damaged through prolonged exposure. Some items ideal for climate-controlled storage include:
- Furniture upholstered with fabrics like leather
- Storage Media like CDs, videotapes, and computer discs
- Literature such as hardcovers and comic books
- Musical instruments
- Medical supplies
- Collectibles such as stamps and coins
And many, many more. If you need someplace to store your belongings, don’t’ take chances. Contact Forest Creek Mini-Storage and get the peace of mind that comes from knowing your essential items are not just securely, but safely stored away in a climate-controlled storage facility.