Storage facilities provide you with a safe, secure environment to keep your belongings in, but not all of these environments are the same. Some of your items may be safely stored in a non-climate-controlled environment, but others may require more protection than what these standard storage units can provide. There are a number of steps that you can take to improve the environment of a storage unit for your products’ benefit.
Choose a Climate-Controlled Unit
When you lease a storage unit, you have two primary options, and these are to select a climate-controlled or non-climate controlled unit. A climate-controlled unit is typically heated and air conditioned, and it may be the same as keeping your belongings indoors in a standard room in your home or office. A non-climate controlled option, on the other hand, is similar to keeping your items in a garage space. This area is protected from the elements, but not at the level that a climate controlled unit is. An indoor option, for example, is free from fluctuations in temperature as well as high levels of humidity, and both of these may damage some products.
Add Shelving and Other Storage Features
Your storage unit typically looks like an empty closet or garage, and this may not provide you with the ideal features necessary to store as many items as possible in the space. With a storage unit, you typically pay rent based on the size and type of unit. When you maximize space in the unit, you can save money. Adding shelving and other similar types of storage units give you a convenient way to make the most out of the space you lease.
Consider Improving the Unit’s Environment Further
While an indoor unit may be acceptable for storing some of your sensitive items, additional work may be required to improve the environment in these units in some cases. One way you can improve an indoor storage unit environment is to invest in compressed air treatments from MTA Australasia or other sources. These treatment options can filter impurities and other elements out of the air, which may be necessary for the protection of some products.
Storage units give you the ability to store your items off-site in a secure location, but you can see that there are significant variations in the environments inside these units. Consider the type of environment that is necessary to protect your belongings. Then, you can easily select the right unit type and take additional steps to create an ideal environment in the space.