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10 Items that need to be stored in a climate controlled unit.

Date posted: 2018-08-31
This post was written by Ruskin10

No body wants to pay more for a storage unit, but will they pay more to protect their belongings? The simple answer is yes! If its worth storing then it definitely is worth protecting. Now what exactly needs to be stored in a climate controlled storage unit? According to an article found on a blog post for Storage.com here are the ten items that need climate controlled units and the reasons why:
1) WOODEN FURNITURE
• Exposed to too much moisture over time, wood can crack, warp, or rot.
2) LEATHER FURNITURE
• Leather is sensitive to swings of hot and cold. Leather furniture can easily be damaged by extreme temperature fluctuations and changes in humidity. The leather could shrivel, split, or even warp.
4) SPECIAL COLLECTIONS
• A climate controlled unit will prevent damage caused by temperature and humidity.
3) HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES
• You should store these items in a climate controlled unit to protect electronic and mechanical parts from cracking and rust that can cause permanent damage.
5) MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS
• Mold can begin to build up inside of the instrument because of the moisture, instruments are usually made of wood, leather and other materials that need climate and humidity control.
6) ARTWORK
• Paintings should be stored at about 50% humidity and a temperature between 70-75°F.
7) CLOTHING
• Your clothing can get mold or mildew while stored for several months in a non climate controlled unit.
8) BUSINESS DOCUMENTS & INVENTORY
• Important documents will fade, discolor, or dissolve with exposure to moisture in a non climate controlled unit.
9) PHOTOS
• At high temperatures in an non climate controlled unit where photos are stacked on top of one another, the prints can blend together and deteriorate ruining the pictures.
10) ELECTRONICS
• Drastic temperature changes that can damage electronics. The screens and internal components of plasma TVs in particular don’t do well in extreme hot or cold weather conditions.