Climate Controlled Storage for the Summer Months

Climate Controlled Storage for the Summer Months

Climate Controlled Storage is not something you think about when you’re taking some time off to travel Europe. It’s your first time leaving the country and you can’t wait. The beauty and adventure of the coastal city of Barcelona, the timelessness of the Roman ruins, the famous towers and buildings of Paris, drive you to such excitement you think you might burst.

But looking online at places to rent a storage unit, you start to worry. How do you know that everything will survive for a year, especially with the heat and humidity of summer on its way?

Perhaps there’s something you haven’t considered. A climate controlled storage unit can put your mind at ease if you have any worries about the corruption or heat damage of your property. It not only manages the temperature inside the unit but also keeps humidity under control and helps to regulate air quality and dust.

However, with the expenses of your travel, paying extra for the climate controlled unit may not be sitting too well with you, so here are some things to consider when deciding whether or not you need a climate controlled storage unit:

 

Climate Controlled Storage – What do you want to store?

Climate Controlled Storage for the Summer Months

A lot of things can be damaged by changing temperatures or the high humidity and heat of the summer. Papers can deteriorate, metals can rust, wood can rot, and mold and mildew can grow in your appliances, books, and even your clothes. Certain furniture can have drastic reactions to humidity and extreme temperatures, whether it be a wooden table or a leather sofa. You especially want to consider if you have any of the finer things being stored such as wines, artworks, sentimental childhood photos, or even your grandma’s special silverware that’s been in the family for years. All can experience damage through the changing temperatures and heavy humidity.

 

Climate Controlled Storage – How long are you storing them for?

Do you think that you’ll be gone for six months? A year? Ten? Or do you have no idea? No matter what, you’ll want to consider what sorts of seasons this storage unit will be facing. As the summer heat sweeps the Northern Hemisphere you’ll want to consider the effects that scorching temperatures might have on your more valuable items or even your everyday objects.

 

Climate Controlled Storage for the Summer Months

Climate Controlled Storage – Does your region experience extreme temperatures?

A lot can happen to the contents of your storage unit as the temperatures rise to blazing heat and drop to frigid cold. Leather furniture can tense up in reaction to the winter but loosen as summer rolls back in, resulting in the wearing of the material. Metals, such as that in coins or appliances can rust, crack, and warp from exposure to strong temperatures. Screens and the internal components of your electronics can also rust or deteriorate. Climate control is almost necessary if you want to store things such as wine, which accelerates in aging when exposed to temperature change, as well as photos and books. High temperatures can cause your photos to run and blend together if stacked on top of each other. Even documents and books can become unreadable after enough time in an uncontrolled climate space as the pages start to yellow and distort in extreme heat.

 

Climate Controlled Storage – Is there high humidity?

High humidity is another demon of summer storage, often resulting in mold and water damage in many household items. Wood is particularly sensitive to high humidity; things such as furniture will crack and rot while wooden instruments will start to distort or even grow mold. Even brass instruments become home to bacteria in high heat and humidity. The moisture can result in cracked and rusted structures of microwaves and dishwashers. High build-ups of this moisture can be as damaging to electronics and wires as if you spilled water on them directly. Certain special collections you may have like stamps or comics may start to curl and ruin under harsh humidity and mold can build up in books and documents. Even your clothes aren’t safe. To avoid the mold and mildew, a gross occurrence in high humidity, you may want to pack your clothes in a plastic bin to help ensure their protections against the moisture.

 

Climate Controlled Storage – Making your decisionClimate Controlled Storage for the Summer Months

If you need to store one or more of these items (and it is likely you do) climate control is a must. Protecting the integrity of family photos and the usability of your appliances and furniture is vital to getting the most out of your storage space. If you can’t protect your items from rust, mold, and corruption, then what’s the point? The benefits to keeping all your belongings safe while you’re out on your own expeditions will be well worth the extra cost you pay to keep them in a climate-controlled environment.

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Should I Hire a Professional Mover? Making Moving Easier

Everyone knows moving isn’t all sunshine and daisies. It takes a lot of time, a lot of work, a lot of money, and a whole lot of stress. So, if you’re worried about making your move and how much pressure it’s going to put on you, then maybe you should consider hiring a professional mover to help make your big move run smoothly.

A Professional Mover is Reliable

Friends and family are always a great help during a move, but some tasks are just too big for you to handle during a move. For a professional mover, this is what they specialize in. Not only have they done this many times before but they went through professional training to ensure that they know exactly what they’re doing.

A Professional Mover is Fast and Efficient

Remember that thing about moving taking a lot of time? A professional mover will be able to help you lessen it. Instead of you and your family trying to get everything moved out of your house and organized and into a truck, the movers can do all of that for you with their expertise leading the way. They’ll be efficient in handling all of you heavy and bulky boxes, and moving companies pride themselves on being prompt and on time from pickup to delivery.

A Professional Mover is Safety Assured

On top of everything else you have to do, you don’t really want to have to deal with a pulled back muscle from lifting the boxes or a broken toe from dropping your microwave. Professional movers know what they’re doing and rest assured they’re strong enough to do it. You can stand back and relax knowing that you’re safe from you moving hazards and that all of your belongings are in steady and capable hands.

A Professional Mover is Accountable

You might not think so, but the second you start packing up for a move, you’re going to realize just how much stuff you actually have. Professional movers can leave you with the peace of mind of knowing that everything you have will be accounted for and in the right place at the right time. Moving companies will take a careful inventory of everything that you have and be sure to everything present and accounted for by the time you reach your new home.

A Professional Mover has Equipment

Moving takes a lot of careful organizing and equipment to keep all of your belongings packed and safe and unfortunately, that truck you were going to borrow from your buddy might not cut it. Professional movers will come equipped with everything that you need to pack up and move out safely from dollies for your appliances and electronics to ramps, to cushions to support our more breakable items.

A Professional Mover can give you Peace of Mind

Moving a large appliance can be tough.  So spending that little extra money to hire professionals to handle all of your expensive, breakable, or sentimental items might just pay for itself. You can rest easy knowing that highly trained experts are taking care of your belongings and you can trust them to handle everything with care and efficiency.

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You can reach us at 1 (800) 233-6683 or visit your local Massachusetts moving company to learn more about what we can do to help you. Download the Ayer Moving Guide for a Stress-Free Move!