It’s Getting Hot Out There…Check Your Unit!
“Out of sight, out of mind” can easily apply to the items you leave in storage. But with the temperatures continuing to climb, now is the best time to check your unit for heat-sensitive items.
Before It Gets Too Hot
Even though the mercury may only have just begun reaching the 80s, spring is the best time to check your unit for heat-sensitive items. Storage units that are not climate controlled are like ovens. The metal structure absorbs heat, and with no windows and doors that are nearly always shut, there is nowhere for warm air to vent. So, while temperatures may be pleasant outside, inside your storage unit may be significantly hotter.
Extra dishes, old toys and games and some furniture weather high temperatures fairly well. However, there are a number of items that should not be subjected to extreme heat, including:
- Electronics, including household appliances with electrical controls
- Chemical solutions (e.g., paints, solvents, cleaners)
- Solid wood furniture
- Leather furniture or clothing
- Musical instruments
- Important documents and photos
Heat combined with moisture can cause even more problems—i.e., mold and mildew growth. While moisture is typically not a problem at Holiday Self Storage of the dry ambient conditions, if you have any items in storage that retain water or may leak water, it is advisable to move them.
Solutions to Hot Storage Units
Protecting your items from the heat is no problem at Holiday Self Storage. We offer climate-controlled units in all sizes. If you have questions about rates for climate-controlled units or about how heat may affect specific items, please contact us.