The summers can be a bit humid here in Madison, AL. Have you ever thought about how the weather could affect your unit? Here are a couple of tips of how to deal with storing your belongings during summer.
- Using a climate-controlled unit
The temperature in a storage unit is at least 30 degrees hotter inside compared to outside. Items such as electronics don’t do too well with constantly high heat. The hot temperatures can damage the machine permanently. With a climate-controlled unit, you can put any worries about the temperature damaging your valuables to rest. Climate-controlled units help preserve other materials such as metal, leather, wood, wax, plastic, paint, makeup, art, books, etc. This type of unit will be best if you plan on keeping your stuff in storage long term.
- Using a non-climate-controlled unit
If you have a non-climate-controlled unit, well, you’re not entirely out of luck.
A thermal blanket can be placed over your heat-sensitive items to help preserve them for days to come. Since you can’t control the temperature with this unit, you’ll have to be careful about what you put in it. Some things you can store in this unit are gardening equipment, cars, boats, RVs, certain clothing, plastic bins, plates, dishes, curtains, hardware.
- Keeping dust and rodents away
Another great benefit of getting a climate-controlled unit is that the excellent air quality circulates and will help keep your items from getting dusty. This could be beneficial compared to keeping your stuff at home, depending on the quality of your ac unit. Since there are no cracks or gaps needed to keep climate-controlled storage cool, the chances of having to deal with rodents decrease drastically.
At Tellus Self Storage Arlington, located in Madison, AL, we’re a great option to choose to store your belongings over the summer season.