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Four Benefits of Temperature-Controlled Storage Facilities

Posted on: December 13, 2012

At some point in their lives, most people require the use of a storage facility for extra belongings or temporary storage—but with so many different storage options available, how do you know what to look for when choosing a company? At SMARTBOX, we believe choosing portable storage for all your storage needs makes life easier, but what else should be at the top of your list? Our highly experienced experts say choosing temperature-controlled storage facilities should be right up there with price and value—and we’ll tell you why!

1. Reduces the likelihood of damage to your belongings.

Temperature-controlled storage facilities, like the ones SMARTBOX uses, maintain a consistent temperature and humidity level no matter the season. If your belongings are stored in a facility that is not temperature-controlled, the severe hot and cold weather and changes in humidity levels can damage your belongings—not only can this be distressing, it can be costly, too. Choosing temperature-controlled storage facilities can greatly reduce the risk of damages, including such things as warping, cracking, splitting, rusting, yellowing, and corrosion.

2. Your belongings will be kept inside of a finished building.

Since temperature-controlled storage facilities are finished buildings with complete HVAC systems, there is the added benefit of security for your belongings. They won’t simply be put into a room with a garage door closure securing them from any outside elements, pests, or even other people.

3. Reduces the chances of mold or mildew growth.

When the humidity levels and temperature are kept consistent, it greatly reduces the chances of mold or mildew growth. Not only can temperature-controlled storage facilities help prevent the damage caused by mold and mildew growth, but the health hazards they pose if these items are returned to your home or office.

4. Allows you to store a variety of sensitive belongings safely.

Temperature-controlled storage facilities allow you to safely store all of your sensitive belongings, including:

  • X-rays
  • Blueprints
  • Microfilm
  • Videotapes and surveillance tapes
  • Software
  • Historical files and documents
  • Antiques
  • Musical instruments
  • Electronics
  • Important documents – legal documents, marriage licenses, accounting documents, medical tests, sonograms, etc.

Using temperature-controlled storage facilities helps to prevent any corruption or damage that could happen to these sensitive items if they were to be subjected to the elements or severe changes in temperature.

SMARTBOX’s Temperature-Controlled Storage Facilities

At SMARTBOX, we understand the importance of keeping your belongings in a secure, temperature-controlled storage facility. That’s why each of our facilities maintains a consistent temperature and humidity level to keep your belongings safe and secure—and nobody makes storing your things easier than SMARTBOX.

If you have things you need to store, we can drop off our portable storage containers at your home or a location convenient for you, and you can fill them with anything that needs to go to our facility. When you’re ready, all you have to do is give us a call and we’ll pick up your storage containers and take them to one of our secure, temperature-controlled storage facilities until you need them. We can either deliver them to you when you’re ready or you can call and set up an appointment and we’ll have your belongings ready for you when you arrive.

To reserve your boxes or learn more about SMARTBOX’s temperature-controlled storage facilities, contact us today!

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