Most of us are aware of the dangers of storing items in high humidity. It can cause mold and mildew that is destructive to everything from clothing to comic books. But what many people are not aware of is that low humidity and low temperatures can be just as dangerous.
Here are three reasons why you may want to consider using heated self storage this winter, especially if you’re currently using an attic, basement, or garage space to store your possessions.
1. Fragile Belongings will Be Kept from Damage
From electronics to musical instruments, the cold can do a number on your valuable possessions. In the case of electronics, damaging condensation can form as temperatures drop. Musical instruments, as well as other items made out of wood, can literally dry out, warp, and even crack. Even metal can rust or be damaged by harsh winter conditions.
2. Historical Items Will Be Preserved
It’s not the cold itself that can damage photographs and historical documents. Rather, it’s the humidity swings. Storing items in basements or attics can result in both very high and very low humidity. High humidity can cause mold and mildew. Low humidity can cause your documents to become dry and brittle.
3. You Will Be Able Access Your Belongings in Comfort
Maybe you’ve packed some things away in a storage unit and won’t need them for six months. But if you need to access your possessions or supplies on a regular basis, you’ll be making your life a whole lot more comfortable by choosing climate-controlled self storage.
You’ll be able to look through boxes and move items around without freezing—which will likely help you keep everything organized and in the best condition possible.
Temperature Controlled Storage Units and StorageMart
StorageMart offers affordable self storage units that are climate-controlled and can be rented on a month-by-month basis. Need more info? Contact us today to visit a unit in person or rent a unit online today.