Self-Storage & Humidity: What Should You Know?

If you’re thinking of renting a self-storage unit, climate-control is the way to go. A facility with climate-control will heat, air condition, and dehumidify your storage unit as needed. Whether your self-storage space is located in a hot, dry, cool, or rainy climate, it’s essential you select a storage company that prioritizes low-humidity.

Why Low-Humidity Matters with Self-Storage

A climate-controlled self-storage unit is useful for anyone in the middle of a move or relocation. You may be a home or business owner in need of some extra space for the short-term, making space for a new roommate, or simply want to declutter. There are types of commercial and residential items sensitive to fluctuations in temperature and moisture levels and should be stored in a unit with low-humidity.

Appliances

Refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves, washers, and dryers all need to be stored in a climate-controlled unit. Climate-controlled storage with dehumidifiers will protect the mechanical and electronic components of your appliances and prevent cracks, rust, and other permanent damage.

Electronics

If you plan to store computers, TVs, speakers, servers, or recording equipment, it’s a good idea to select a storage company that ensures low-humidity. Protecting your valuable electronics from moisture will prevent costly damage while they remain in storage.

Wood & Leather Furniture

Wood furniture is prone to cracking, rotting, or warping when it is exposed to too much moisture. If you’re planning to keep wooden tables, chairs, dressers, coffee tables, or other wood furniture in a self-storage unit, low-humidity is a must. In addition, leather furniture is sensitive to temperature changes and moisture. This can be a problem if you live in an area with seasonal changes or significant humidity.

Clothing

In humid climates, clothing can easily be damaged from mold and mildew when left in a storage space for several months. In addition to selecting a climate-controlled, self-storage unit with low-humidity, vacuuming sealing your clothing and textiles will protect them from damaging moisture.

Files & Photos

Paper documents, files, and photos should always be stored in a climate-controlled unit because paper items are extremely sensitive to humidity. Without low-humidity storage, your files and photos will discolor, fade, blur, or even dissolve if they come into contact with moisture.

Many household and commercial items are not only extremely valuable but also highly sensitive to certain climates. Items can be permanently damaged or destroyed simply by being exposed to moisture and humidity. While this can be costly, it’s entirely avoidable with the right storage solution.

Our Self-Storage Rental Locations in Texas & Arizona

Ready to see what Bargain Storage has to offer? We have a variety of self-storage facilities conveniently located in the Dallas and Fort Worth area as well as in Phoenix, Glendale, and Youngtown, Arizona.

Each of our storage units are available at competitive prices and are run by our friendly and experienced team members at Bargain Storage. For more information on how a self-storage unit can make your move or life transition easier, contact us today!