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Do I Need Climate Controlled Storage for my Items?

Posted on: January 12, 2018 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage September 30, 2019

Moving a leather and wooden couch into climate control

In most cases, a standard storage unit will meet your storage needs. When you are storing more sensitive items though, it is necessary to utilize a climate controlled storage unit. Unlike a standard storage unit, a climate controlled storage unit will protect your items from fluctuations in temperature.

Items that Require Climate Controlled Storage

If you are storing any of these items, consider a climate controlled storage unit rental.

  1. Electronics: Electronics can be easily damaged by fluctuations in temperature and should not be stored in a standard storage unit. Fluctuations in temperature can cause the internal wiring to short out or the screens of the electronics to become warped. In order to protect your electronics from fluctuations in temperature, utilize a climate controlled storage unit.
  2. Leather or Wooden Furniture: Overtime, fluctuations in temperature can be detrimental to your leather or wooden furniture. When wood is exposed to fluctuations in temperature, it expands and contrast. Overtime, this can cause the wood to crack or become warped. Similarly, fluctuations in temperature can cause leather to crack.
  3. Antiques: Due to the age of the item, antiques are already much more fragile than comparable items that are not antiques. When storing antiques, a climate controlled storage unit can be the difference between having the items for future years, and your antiques becoming irreversibly damaged during storage.
  4. Wine: In order to protect the quality of your wine, it is necessary to store it in a dark location, free from fluctuations in temperature. Ideally, wine should be stored at a temperature between 45 and 65 degrees. Wine that isn’t stored within this range of temperature can age prematurely. Additionally, the corks inside of the wine bottle can dry out, and ruining the wine by exposing it to air.
  5. Appliances: Any appliance, such as a washer or dryer, microwave or refrigerator, require climate controlled storage. A climate controlled storage unit will protect appliances from cracking and rusting.
  6. Musical Instruments: Anyone who plays a musical instrument knows how delicate they can be. One bump or ding, and the instrument will be out of tune. Just like fluctuations in temperature can cause wooden furniture to crack and warp, it can do the same with wooden furniture. Over time, some of the materials found in brass or woodwind instruments can dry out and break down.

Are You Interested in Renting or Learning More About a Climate Controlled Storage Unit?

Lighthouse Self Storage has storage facilities in Whittier, CA, Westminster, CA, Carson, CA, and Fort Lauderdale, FL with climate controlled storage unit options. Our storage units range in sizes, so no matter how big or small your storage need is, we have you covered. So, whether you need, a smaller 5×4 self storage unit for wine, or a larger 10×5 self storage unit for antique furniture, Lighthouse Self Storage has storage options perfect for your unique storage needs. Contact us today!

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Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

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Lighthouse Self Storage has an excellent selection of climate controlled units, specially made indoor units designed to protect your property from the damaging effects of drastic changes in weather, humidity, and temperature. We offer air conditioned or heated units to keep constant indoor conditions for all of your items and their storage needs. These climate controlled units are perfect for items that need to be in a controlled environment, such as wines and spirits. If you are storing fabrics, wooden items, electronics, family heirlooms, documents, and soft metallic items, our climate controlled storage units offer a home-like atmosphere for temperature sensitive and unique articles.

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This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

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You no longer have to worry about extra space, rent overheads, or idle property during off-peak business seasons. Whether you need to store machinery, essential documents, or inventory, our business storage solutions will cater to all of your needs. We have worked successfully with many law firms, e-commerce stores, and contractors to keep their essential business property safe. Visit us today to find out more about our business storage solutions.

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The last thing you should be stressing about is your valuable outdoor property, which is likely to be destroyed in the event of a storm. You may also need to clear out a safe room to use it for shelter. If you have any lawn and patio furniture, consider taking out safe storage for it with Lighthouse. Our concrete self-storage units will give your valuables the safety and security they will need to protect them from damage. Our storage units can also come in handy during the winter when you need to protect your valuables from the biting cold.

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