The furniture that you buy is made to last in your home, whether it’s your living room, kitchen or bedroom. It’s not made, on the other hand, to spend a large amount of time in a tightly enclosed space that becomes either cold and damp, or hot and humid. One reason why so many storage facilities today offer climate-controlled units for furniture and other belongings is the recognition that environmental factors truly can do significant damage to your property.Finding a storage unit to rent a short-term basis means you can probably risk not getting one with a controlled climate — but why take any risk at all if you know temperature control is available at other storage facilities? There are a large number of environmental factors that can pose a risk to what you have in storage. Let’s take a closer look at how a climate-controlled storage unit eliminates those threats. How Can Excessive Heat Damage Your Property? This country has dozens of cities that get hot and humid in the summer, including Miami, Houston, New Orleans, and New York. Leaving your belongings in storage space exposed to that kind of heat is risky, to say the least.Two things thrive in humid environments: mold and mildew, both of which can have a nasty impact on furniture wood, fabric and leather. In an enclosed space without air conditioning, mold and mildew can grow rapidly, in as little as 24 to 48 hours. If you reclaim furniture held inside the unit that has mold or mildew growing on it, there are health risks in bringing them back home unless you’ve cleaned them properly first. But it’s also possible that, depending on how much exposure your items had to the mold, your furniture could now be unsalvageable.The heat is also a draw for something else: pests. As any insect exterminator can tell you, excessive moisture around your home attracts a lot of insects, including cockroaches and ants. It can also cause fungi to grow, including ...
February 16th, 2020