You may be the owner of a thousand and one miscellaneous items, but also the owner of little or no space to stash them. If you are, you may want to consider the ingenious idea of renting a self-storage unit to store away your most cherished belongings.
You may think that a simple storage unit may not be the best place for that rare first edition novel, your great grandpa photos, or that antique leather daybed, and you are right. So, what are you going to do?
Rent a climate controlled unit of course.
Climate controlled units have been growing increasingly popular over the past couple of years, and most self-storage facilities readily provide this feature to customers. Even though they may cost a bit more than your standard storage unit, the added cost compared to your peace of mind is inconsequential.
You can keep your valuables in ideal temperature and humidity for as long as you like in a climate control unit. They can be kept in their best condition and prevent dreaded damage from heat and light. The extreme temperatures during the summer and winter are also not an issue here.
These specially made units reduce the risk of damage with the use of heating and cooling appliances, the keep your items at a safe temperature – between 50 and 85 degrees.
There are climate control units that are not equipped with humidity control capabilities. Those that are, regulate the amount of moisture in the air and keep it at the most favourable level. Bear in mind that it is more than possible for your storage unit to be too humid or not humid enough. Humidity control plays a significant role in protecting and for your antiques and old photos. If there is too much or too little moisture your furniture and other items may crack, distort in shape, stick together or rot.
The climate-controlled units are sealed differently from the standard storage units, so the air quality inside these units is excellent. You would have no need to ‘air out’ your valuables to get rid of musty smells. This would be an excellent factor to keep in mind when storing delicate electronics or documents.
Climate controlled units are well protected. They are placed inside structures with sealed and protected roofs, walls, and floors. This helps make units less susceptible to contact with dirt and other impurities, or even minor floods. Because they are indoors, there are no prospects for rodents or insects to make their nest among your valuables.
Another benefit you may want to consider, is that you will have a lot less dust and debris finding their way into your storage unit. You will return your valuables just the same way you left them, whether you store them for a month or a couple of years.
If you are looking for affordable storage during a move or for those extra items you want to hang onto then check out our storage facility in Ottawa for climate controlled and safe self storage in Ottawa and surrounding areas. We have affordable storage units for any budget to store your good in a state-of-the-art Ottawa storage locker.