5 Answers on How Climate Controlled Storage Units Protect Your Belongings

Posted on September 13, 2018

Climate controlled storage

Avoid the damaging effects of cold and wet weather on your belongings by looking for climate controlled storage units.

With the cold, crisp days of autumn and winter upon us, it’s time to think about what to do with those items on your property, in your home, or at your place of business that may require a little extra care due to the elements. Learn why climate controlled storage units are important in storing a wide number of items, and what you should look for in a local storage business to best protect your belongings.


1. When Should You Use Climate Controlled Storage

Extreme heat, cold and damp are all detrimental to the safety of your belongings. That’s why your best storage solution in winter is anywhere that offers a temperature controlled heated storage space that is away from any radiators, forced air vents as well as any place that is prone to moisture.

This includes:

  • Unfinished basements
  • Crawlspaces
  • Cellars
  • Attics
  • Unheated sheds and garages


2. Why Climate Controlled Storage is Important

Cold and damp conditions can prove to have a damaging effect on your belongings. While cooler temperatures in winter may make the air seems less humid, reduced ventilation and air circulation in our homes can cause damage to our stored belongings due to condensation and moisture being trapped inside. That’s why you should always look for a safe place to prevent:

  • Mould
  • Mildew
  • Rust and corrosion
  • Insect infestations


3. What Should I Store In Climate Controlled Indoor Storage

Well just about anything made out of paper, cotton, wood, electronic components and other materials that can be affected by moisture, extreme heat and cold, including:

  • Mattresses, bedding and linens
  • Antiques and heirlooms
  • Clothing
  • Leather, wood and upholstered furniture
  • Stereo and audio equipment
  • Vinyl records, cassettes, videos
  • TVs and computers
  • Artwork, i.e. paintings
  • Documents, photographs
  • Books


4. How Can I Best Protect My Items

If you are lacking dry and temperature controlled storage space at home or work, your best storage solution is to look for a storage business that offers a number of amenities to best protect your items. This includes:

  • Heated storage lockers
  • Temperature controlled warehousing
  • Heat detectors
  • Water-tight self-storage units made from steel interior and concrete exterior walls
  • Drive-through covered access, so items are not damaged by rain, snow, wind or sun during transport to a unit
  • Protected loading docks with forklifts to transport goods


5. How Can I Ensure my Items are Protected

Another way you can ensure your items are safe from the elements is by storing them yourself in a Space Storage Centre MI-BOX® storage container. Kelowna residents and commercial operators have the option to have one of these containers, which are designed to keep items dry, delivered to their home or place of work. After loading it with your belongings, you can opt to keep it close by on your property or have it delivered to Space Centre Storage‚Äôs climate controlled warehouse facility until you need it again.


For more information, read One for All, All for One: Your MI-BOX® Rental Guide.

Space Centre Storage is your Kelowna self-storage solution for both residential and commercial. Contact us at 1-778-760-1713 to see how we can help you with your storage needs

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