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Choosing The Best Place To Store Your Antiques

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If you collect antiques, or you have a lot of family heirlooms that have been passed down for generations, then you may want to store them in a climate-controlled storage unit if you need to find somewhere to keep them. Many people move their antique items to somewhere like their garage because they feel they will be safe there. However, this can prove to be a mistake. You can learn more about why storing antiques in the garage can be problematic in this article. You will also learn some reasons why a climate-controlled storage unit may be the best place for them. 

Why you don't want to store antiques in the garage

There are a number of reasons why it's not a great idea for you to store your antiques in the garage. Most garages aren't sealed as well as the home. This means they are more susceptible to damage from pests, such as rodents and insects. Mice and rats can gnaw away at the antiques, and even termites can cause damage to the antiques. Since so many antiques are made from wood, this means many of them can suffer extensive damage. The garage isn't normally a location that is hooked up to the home's HVAC system. This means that the harsh temperatures of the seasons can cause damage to the antiques. Not only can the humidity be a big issue, but heat and cold can also ruin them. 

Why a storage unit with climate control is best

Keeping the antiques in a storage unit where the climate is controlled can be the right place for antiques for many reasons. The environment ensures the antiques will be properly protected from humidity, as well as high and low temperatures that could be damaging. The units will be kept at a good temperature year-round, and humidity levels will always be controlled as well. 

The units are also sealed to ensure the temperature is under control. However, the additional positive thing about the sealing of the units is that they will naturally be protected from rodents and even insects, so they won't be able to get at the antiques. 

The storage units are protected through various security measures the storage facilities use, and those security methods can vary from one facility to the next. However, one thing remains the same in that the units will offer protection from theft and vandalism. The lock will be provided by the person renting the unit, and no one else will have access to the key without the owner giving it to them.

Talk to a storage facility to rent a climate-controlled storage unit