Climate Controlled Storage Units

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Protect Your Valuables with a Climate Controlled Storage Unit

You will have peace of mind when storing your sensitive valuables at a Rocket Storage self storage facility. We offer a variety of storage options that are uniquely designed to meet your needs.

Our climate controlled units provide humidity control and maintain moderate temperatures between 50 and 80 degrees. This will help prevent mildew and damage caused by humidity and extreme heat or cold to your valuable items.

We Have a Storage Unit to Meet Your Needs

Small storage units
Small Units
Medium storage units
Medium Units
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Large Units

Storage Tips

  • Place plastic “bedding” or wooden pallets on ground beneath furniture to keep moisture or mold from reaching them.
  • Disassemble large furniture, if possible; apply wax to wooden furniture to protect finish.
  • Polish metallic furniture to prevent oxidation that would damage the finish.
  • Use lacquer for bronze or copper.
  • Use professional services to clean and preserve furniture whenever possible.
  • Wrap some form of cushioning around areas to prevent scratching and denting (bubble wrap, newspaper, towels, or blankets).
  • Use end tables and dresser drawers as “boxes.”
  • Remove light bulbs and shades from lamps and wrap lamps in cushioning material.
  • Clean fabric furniture to prevent growth of mildew and mold while in storage.
  • To prevent breaking, protect glass and mirrors by using mask tape to make an “X” on the surface.
  • Corrugated cardboard can be used to protect either side of the glass or mirror.
  • Place tables that remain un-assembled top-down on top of mattresses or other cushioning.
  • Table tops can be placed against the wall.
  • Place sofas, chairs, dressers right side up, the way you would have them in your home, to avoid damage.
  • Use furniture covers to place over furniture.
  • Use climate control; make sure all items are fully dry.
  • Consider using rodent repellent.
  • Computers, radios, television sets, and photocopy, fax, and scanner machines need to be properly stored to ensure they are still in good condition when you are ready for them.
  • Put electronics into their original boxes along with all their paraphernalia and accessories.
  • Don’t mix up the parts of your electronics, as you may not be able to tell them apart later on!
  • In each box, individually wrap separate pieces, like computer monitors, keyboards, modems, cords, etc.
  • Stuff empty spaces in your boxes to keep the boxes sturdy, particularly if you will be stacking boxes one on top of each other.
  • Wash and clean appliances to prevent buildups, avoid rot, rust, or pests while in storage.
  • Keep appliances upright against the wall; leave doors slightly open to allow air to pass through the appliance, avoiding musty smells.
  • Wrap up appliance cords, and place cleaned attachments inside of the appliances.
  • Make sure all items are completely dried out before placing into storage.
  • Drain any water from hoses, tanks, or tubing.
  • Any moisture left behind can cause freezing or mildew damage!
  • Cushion and wrap fragile parts such as glass panels if you will remove them.
  • Cover appliances with sheet or other breathable cover.
  • Climate controlled storage is useful for managing humidity, since humidity can cause mildew when too high.
  • A constant and moderate temperature will help to preserve your paper documents.
  • Airtight containers also prevent mildew.
  • Keep boxes off the floor; consider protective cabinets, or document shelving.
  • Use a filing system for archives.
  • Put labels on all of your containers.
  • Organize your files well, so that you can find things easily when you need them, and create narrow “walkways” to make for easy access to your files.
  • Consider extra security.
  • Use safes or password protected locks for material that is highly sensitive, confidential, or private.
  • Temperature and humidity control is important to prevent damage to some valuable items.
  • Wrap wall art in storage tissue allowing ventilation (plastic traps moisture).
  • Use wax paper on surface of paintings.
  • You can place cardboard between paintings and wrap art, like sculpture, with blankets or sheets in boxes with padding.
  • Keep artwork from direct contact with the ground.
  • Don’t lean canvases against wall for long periods, as canvas will get distorted.
  • Roll up rugs.
  • You can use acid-free tubes or cardboard tubes for rolled preservation.
  • Also, consider cover and preservation materials such as muslin or polyethylene.
  • Store rugs on rust-free metal shelves or in drawers.
  • Wrap antique furniture in bubble wrap, blankets, or sheets.
  • Use boxes for smaller items such as mirrors or lamps.
  • Disassemble particularly fragile furniture and contain parts in wraps or boxes.
  • Bag screws and accessories and tape to furniture for reassembly.
  • Take professional precautions, such as appraisals and insurance whenever possible when storing valuable items like antique furniture or art.
  • Box small items.
  • You can use boxes of several sizes and from around the house – old appliance boxes or shoe boxes.
  • Keep boxes well padded.
  • A good idea is to shred gift-wrap paper and use as packing material.
  • Use egg cartons for very small ornaments.
  • Keep most fragile and delicate ornaments at the top of a box.
  • Stuff garlands into a large box.
  • Avoid entangling lights. Wrap them neatly around paper tubes, and secure the ends.
  • Put extra bulbs and fuses in a small bag secured to the lights packaging.
  • Label your garlands and lights so that you won’t have to re-measure everything next year and will know exactly what will fit where.
  • Store large lawn holiday statues in padded or filled boxes or wrap them up securely.
  • Prolonged and direct light and heat can cause damage to photographs.
  • Newspapers are made from a kind of wood that deteriorates very quickly.
  • This is the same with some types of magazines.
  • Humidity and moisture will permanently and quickly ruin all of these.
  • For valuable photographs, newspapers and magazines, it is wise to consider climate controlled self storage.
  • Put photographs into an acid-free container that will restrict light from entering and prevent degrading.
  • Newspapers and magazines should also be stored in acid-free boxes, and place tissue paper in between pages.
  • Put books in boxes.
  • Keep them organized and label them so that they are easy to retrieve if needed.
  • Consider getting storage shelves to place in your unit to make storing (and retrieving) your books even easier. (Make sure your shelving units are properly cleaned and preserved).
  • Cover with light material to prevent dust accumulation.
  • If you put them in boxes, alternate the books’ positions for even spreading and place cardboard or other breathable material in between them.
  • Instead of using boxes, put your media in airtight bags or containers to prevent them from moisture damage.
  • Try to keep them in the cases they were purchased in.

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