BUSINESS DOCUMENTS AND INVENTORY
Storing files and documents is most important for office purposes. If proper care is not taken then documents will fade , discolor and there are maximum chances that data might get lost due to presence of moisture.
From TVs and computers to recording equipment, one might be filling one’s storage unit with some expensive electronics. If proper moisture content is not maintained then there are maximum chances that electronic devices might get damage due to corrosion, short circuits and many more.
Washers and dryers, dishwashers, ovens, microwaves, and refrigerators all need climate-controlled storage in regions that experience extreme heat or cold. That’s because climate control devices like dehumidifiers protects electronic and mechanical parts from cracking and rust that could cause permanent damage. Dehumidifiers can aid in stopping mold and mildew from building up inside appliances, too.
Leather is sensitive to swings of hot and cold, so that’s a big issue when you’re living in an area with drastic weather changes through the seasons. Leather that’s not stored in a climate-controlled unit is also more susceptible to moisture, which can discolor the pieces and cause mildew.
Musical instruments, though sometimes large, are very delicate and need to be handled with great care. Whether it’s short-term or long-term storage for instruments, temperature control is a must. With the average piano having approximately 15,000 glued joints, it isn’t glue anymore if the piano is stored in a humid climate. The strings are also not rust-proof by any means. If not stored in a climate-controlled unit, they can become rusted and corroded. If the instrument is made of wood , wood will expand or contract depending upon moisture level.
When storing photos, climate control is a must. If temperatures get too high in an area where photos are stacked on top of one another, the prints can blend together and deteriorate.
The point of collecting some of the items is to store for many years. These items include coins, stamps, comics, wine collections needs to be stored in a climate-controlled environment to prevent damage caused by temperature changes and humidity. Coins if not placed under controlled temperature then oxidation process can take place which ruins the metal used in coins. Storing a stamp collection in a climate-controlled storage unit is important if one live in a region where the humidity is high all year. The pages of comic books are also susceptible to damage if left in an environment where moisture can find its way to the pages. Fluctuating temperatures can accelerate wine aging and can give wine an oxidized, metallic taste.
When exposed to too much moisture over time, wood can crack, warp, or rot. For anyone storing wooden furniture like bed frames, tables and chairs, end tables, nightstands, dressers, entertainment centers, and more, this makes having climate-controlled storage absolutely necessary.