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How to protect stored items against freezing temperatures


People often fail to consider heat and cold damage when storing their belongings. Winter’s cold temperatures aren’t kind to all of your belongings. You might be interested in storing your items in one of the New York storage facilities. Your belongings will be protected, and when the spring comes, there won’t be any surprises. As the weather gets colder, protect stored items against freezing temperatures and make sure your storage unit is prepared. Keep reading for more tips and recommendations.

Protect stored items against freezing temperatures with these tips

Storage requirements vary with the season. Your biggest enemies are the freezing cold temperatures and water. Some items are more prone to damage than others.

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Renting a storage unit is always a good option to keep your belongings safe

Our U.Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn created a list of items that you should pay special attention to:

  • Electronic devices- Plastics can become fragile when exposed to extreme cold. Temperature changes can cause it to crack.
  • Furniture-  You should protect both wood and leather furniture from cold temperatures in the winter
  • Musical instruments- drums, guitars, and pianos need some extra love when you store them. To protect stored items against freezing temperatures they need to be heated

Public storage New York offers are mostly outside so there is little protection from winter. There are a couple of tips you can use to keep them safe from freezing temperatures. Your belongings can be kept off the cold ground with the help of wood pallets. In the absence of enough wool blankets, you might want to buy some furniture pads.

Storage units are only as good as the lock that keeps their doors closed. Freezing can damage some and lead to their complete ineffectiveness. You should invest in a high-quality lock, even a waterproof one. The only difference between regular locks and high-security locks is the price. Investing in a waterproof padlock will save you a lot of headaches.

Winter road
Winter in New York can be harsh, so make sure to protect stored items against freezing temperatures

To protect items against ice-cold temperatures rent a quality storage unit

Climate-controlled storage units are the best choice when it comes to controlling the elements during the winter. Luckily, storage facilities Brooklyn offer this kind of service. People seeking peace of mind in the winter have a great option available to them. Many units include humidity control as well as temperature control. In hot and humid climates, mold grows. However, this should not be your main concern this winter, but it’s certainly one of the issues to be on the lookout for.

Renting a climate-controlled storage unit is pricier than a regular storage unit. However, if you pass on this investment, you may find yourself with leaked batteries, broken electronic goods, or damaged furniture that will lead to an even higher cost. So even with this set of challenges, protect stored items against freezing temperatures. Your valuables will be safe, and you can rest assured that when the spring comes, your belongings will be waiting for you in the same condition.

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What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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