Affordable Family Storage: What the Elements can Do to Musical Instruments

February 14, 2018

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Affordable Family Storage on What Happens to Musical Instruments Exposed to the Elements

Climate-controlled storage has a wide variety of applications. Thanks to climate control, you can safely store things you may not be able to store in a normal storage unit. Musical instruments, for instance, need to be protected from the elements when you put them away in storage. Extreme cold, heat, and humidity can all cause major issues for instruments. Today in the Affordable Family Storage blog, we’ll be discussing the what happens to musical instruments when they’re exposed to the elements.

Extreme Temperature Fluctuations

One of the most devastating things for your musical instruments is subjecting them to extreme heat or cold. These temperatures can cause instruments to crack, warp, and worse. This damage can completely ruin the sound of an instrument, and possibly ruin it beyond repair. Even if it was able to be repaired, it probably wouldn’t be a very cheap fix. Wooden instruments are especially sensitive to warping, but brass instruments don’t react well to temperature fluctuations either. In fact, it doesn’t really matter what the instrument is made out of, if it’s valuable to you, you don’t want to put it at risk of damage. It’s better to be safe than sorry.

High Humidity

Humidity also needs to be considered, as improperly stored instruments can quickly be ruined in less than ideal humidity conditions. Humidity in instruments can cause bacteria to grow and corrode essential components. Again, after an instrument is exposed to too much humidity, it may never sound right again. Before storing an instrument, you should always look at guides to determine the optimal conditions based on your specific instrument. This will help you decide if climate-controlled self-storage is right for you. At Affordable Family Storage, our units also control humidity, so you won’t have to worry about this affecting your stuff.

Choose Affordable Family Storage for Your Self-Storage Needs

Affordable Family Storage is happy to provide our valued customer with climate-controlled storage units for their valuable things. If you let us know the specific needs of the instrument you’re storing, we can tell you whether our climate-controlled storage units will meet those conditions. We also have conventional units available for all your other storage needs. Our storage calculator can help you find the right-sized storage unit based on the amount of stuff you have.  Affordable Family Storage always strives to make things as easy and convenient as possible for our customers. When you store your things with us, you’ll see what we mean! Contact Affordable Family Storage today for more information and to speak with a friendly member of our staff.

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