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CLIMATE-CONTROLLED UNITS PROTECT WHAT MATTERS MOST TO YOU

Climate-Controlled Storage


Key Storage is happy to offer you climate-controlled units at many of our properties. As we’ve grown, so have the needs of our customers, and that includes finding a safe and secure location for the things they love and ensuring that they are not destroyed, degraded or ruined by mother nature. Climate-controlled units are especially useful where there are extreme temperatures, such as high heat or low cold areas. Even if you don’t live in an area that sees drastic drops or increases in temperatures, climate-controlled units are a nice amenity.  How do you know if you need a climate-controlled unit? When you make the choice to move items from your home, garage, or the home of a loved one, you want the best care possible for those items. On top of the added security at all of our locations, climate-controlled units will ensure your items are well maintained for as long as they are stored.  For starters, we highly recommend a climate-controlled unit if you are storing: Antiques, especially wood furniture Musical instruments Mattresses Books, magazines or comics Electronics Important documents Upholstered furniture Vinyl records Benefits of climate-controlled units Sensitive items like wood furniture, antiques, and musical instruments can suffer from warping, splitting, or cracking due to the constant change in temperature, hot or cold. Additionally, items like fine art, books, magazines, comics, or business records can also be damaged due to the temperature change. Because these items matter to you, they matter to us. Additional benefits are that these units are less susceptible to minor flooding or being tracked in dirt, and because they’re indoors, there is little chance for rodents or insects to make a home in your things. It’s also another barrier to dust and debris making its way onto your stored items. Packing properly Finding a climate-controlled unit is just the first step. The next step is how you choose to pack your items. Be sure to wrap items in the proper packing materials to enhance longevity and protection. By doing your part to prepare for storing your items, you ensure ...



October 12th, 2021


WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER CLIMATE-CONTROLLED SELF-STORAGE

Climate-Controlled Storage


Is a climate controlled self-storage unit right for you? There are many factors that should be considered when choosing a self-storage unit. We’ve narrowed it down to four. Storing expensive items You paid a lot for your valuables! Protect them from dirt, dust and grime. Secure them in a storage unit where you know they’ll be safe. Some items you might want to store: Mattresses Appliances Equipment Musical Instruments Unpredictable weather Sometimes Mother Nature can be unpredictable. If you live in an area with strange weather patterns, then you might want to protect your items of becoming damaged with a climate controlled unit, which protects against humidity by regulating the temperature all year long. In a garage or attic, your belongings are at risk. Don’t take that chance! Dry heat and high temperatures can can affect the preservation of your most sensitive items. Anything that’s not stored in a climate-controlled space is prone to crack or tear when it’s exposed to extremely high temperatures. Here are some commonly damaged items that our units will protect: Books Antiques Collectibles Electronics Documents Photographs Vinyl Records Wooden Furniture Fine Art Wine Protection from pests Rodents, bugs and pests thrive in areas where they can hide and feast on delicate items. Save yourself the hassle of paying for any extermination costs and place your valuables in a space where you know they won’t be touched by curious creatures. Extra peace of mind In the long run, not only are your belongings safely and securely stored, but you’re also getting peace of mind. You’ll never have to worry about safety, weather, or humidity issues with your items. That alone is worth it! Want to learn more about our self-storage units with climate control? Talk to one of our team members today or visit a Key Storage location near you! ...



October 12th, 2021