That question, why rent climate controlled storage, is one we at Blue Mound 287 Self Storage answers seemingly daily.  We understand why it is asked so often: people are always looking to save money, and at practically every self storage company in the United States, climate control self storage costs a bit more than self storage without climate control

Call us at (817) 439-1380 after you read this article.  Hopefully we will have convinced you of the value of climate control for self storage by then.

The whole point of climate control self storage is protection.

No, we are not talking about protection from theft or vandalism, though those are important considerations. Rather we are talking about protection from the climate.  It is a common mistake people make, thinking climate controlled storage is meant to make people comfortable; in point of fact, the reason why one rents climate controlled storage is to protect their valuables from a natural process called oxidation.

Simply stated, oxidation is the interaction caused by oxygen and the surfaces it touches.  Molecules are active with a change in climate.  Hot weather means an increase in oxygen activity; cold weather means a decrease in oxygen activity.  Those changes in oxygen activity will affect surfaces of commodities, and in the Fort Worth area, where temperatures regularly reach one-hundred degrees, that means a whole lot of oxidation.

What surfaces do climate control self storage protect?

This should really hit home with most of you reading this article.  Oxidation can greatly affect, and ruin, the following surfaces and items:

  • Wood furniture
  • Leather furniture
  • Appliances
  • Coins
  • Stamps
  • Art work
  • Musical instruments
  • Business documents/paper
  • Electronics
  • Clothing
  • Photos

In other words, most items which are regularly stored in a mini storage unit can be adversely affected by oxidation, and when we say adversely affected we are talking about ruined beyond salvation in many cases.

So yes, climate controlled storage is very important in the Fort Worth area, or any other area where extremes in temperatures are common.

Are you still skeptical about oxidation?  Have you ever had a door jam, or a window become a little harder to open?  Those oddities, which happen to any home owner, are basically the effects of oxidation, or molecules expanding and contracting.  Wood expands in the heat; that is oxidation at work.  Paint fades in the sunshine. That is oxidation at work.  You see it happening daily, all around you, and yet you don’t really notice it.

So yes, you need climate controlled self storage.

And Blue Mound 287 Safe Self Storage is ready and able to give you what you need, small units, medium units, and large units, capable of handling anything you need protected, from your dad’s old butterfly collection to your restored ’67 Corvette, we’ve got oxidation covered and you are protected.

Give us a call. Tell us about your needs. Ask us about move-in specials.  Let’s get you and your prized possessions taken care of so you can go about your life without worrying.  That’s what Blue Mound 287 Self Storage does . . . we provide peace of mind!