Protecting Your Possessions From Heat Damage

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The typical midwest summer is in full swing, with temperatures reaching the high 80s and 90s. While you’re busy cooling off inside, don’t forget about the items you’ve left in storage. Storage units are a great way to declutter your home, but keeping valuable items in a hot storage unit can cause irreversible damage— especially in this summer heat.

Documents Damaged by Heat

How can heat damage my possessions?

Heat and humidity can cause splitting and cracking of delicate items, yellowing of documentation, rust on metal, and growth of molds and algae. Termites and mites are also prone to making their way into hot storage units and can snack on your valuable items.

Are some items more vulnerable to extreme heat than others?

While some items like cars, or patio furniture can withstand all extreme temperatures, other items are more likely to be negatively affected by the heat. Avoid keeping these items in a regular storage unit:

  • Discs and tapes

  • Cans or any containers under high pressure

  • Medications

  • Toiletries

  • Battery-powered devices such as laptops, tablets, and any other gadgets

  • Files, papers, photos, or other important documentation

  • Any item that could be damaged by high-humidity conditions

Solution: Climate-Controlled Units

High humidity and hot temperatures are the main culprits for damage to your possessions during the summer. These extreme conditions are unavoidable, but property damage during these hot months can be prevented. Attic Management Group’s climate-controlled storage units withstand extreme conditions by maintaining temperatures at ideal range to keep your valuable items safe from the heat and humidity. Our units will maintain a steady temperature between 55 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, depending on your preference and the time of year.

For more information on our climate-controlled storage, contact Attic Management Group to see one of our units. They are ideal for safeguarding your valuable property against the excessive heat here in the Kansas City area.

 

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