Household storage spaces such as garages, sheds, and attics can leave your belongings vulnerable to the elements, fires, pests, and theft. Whether you need it for just a few weeks while you move or for more than a year, having climate-controlled storage is a safer way to house and protect your property. Here's a closer look at four of the major benefits of climate-controlled storage.
Protection From Severe Temperatures
Temperatures in the summer are often brutal here in New Orleans, and hard freezes can also occur during the colder months. Exposure to these extreme temperatures can cause wooden items like antiques, musical instruments, and furniture to crack, split, and warp, and it can quickly erode sensitive items such as books, electronics, artwork, and vinyl records. Climate-controlled storage facilities maintain a safe temperature and keep your belongings protected from outside hot and cold weather.
Regulated Air Quality
Residents of South Louisiana know humidity all too well, and, like extreme heat, all that moisture in the air can do serious damage to items made from sensitive materials. Humidity tends to creep into spaces that aren't properly sealed or climate-controlled, so your home's garage or shed likely won't be able to protect your belongings from the moisture. Climate-controlled storage facilities use circulating and conditioned air and may offer additional humidity control for climate-sensitive items.
Safety and Security
Ideally, you already have security measures in place that protect your home from break-ins and burglaries, such as door locks, alarm systems, and motion-detection lights. If you need extra security for valuable or one-of-a-kind items, consider placing them in climate-controlled storage. Indoor facilities take robust security measures to ward off theft and are routinely monitored and inspected.
Protection From Pests
If you own a garage, shed, or attic, you have likely already encountered household pests at some point. Insects, spiders, and rodents love to get into dark, dusty, and rarely used spaces, where they can cause serious damage to the items you’re storing. Placing your belongings in a climate-controlled storage facility keeps them in a clean, well-maintained environment, which is key for keeping all kinds of pests at bay.
Climate-controlled storage is one of the best ways to keep your valuable belongings safe during a move or for the long term. As one of New Orleans's most trusted names in residential and commercial moving, Lee Moving & Storage, Inc. also offers flexible and secure storage solutions. To learn more about how our services can help you, call (504) 254-2950 or get an instant moving quote today.