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Alhambra Storage Units: Why They’re the Smarter Choice

Alhambra Storage Units: Why They’re the Smarter Choice

Published November 9, 2016

When you have items that need to be stored, the first thing you must do is consider your storage options. You could choose to keep your personal items inside your own home, but you might have space constraints that make it impossible for this to happen. If you have an attic or a basement, these might seem like useful storage options, but attics and basements pose their own potential hazards if you use them for storage purposes.

Basements Can Be Damp

Basements are notorious for being damp, dark and cool spaces, which is ideal for the growth of mold and fungus, as well as the attraction of pests and rodents. It doesn't take much to turn a basement into a breeding ground for mold. Prolonged bad weather, or a series of heavy rain storms back to back, could push enough moisture into the ground to cause seepage into your basement area. When the ground outside is saturated with water, it can seep through the walls of your basement, or through the floor.

Increased humidity can wreak havoc on belongings that are stored in a basement. Dampness in fabrics and upholstery can prompt mold to grow in these materials, which is incredibly difficult to clean. Fabrics can develop a musty smell that is tough to get rid of. Dampness in stored wooden items, such as stored wood furniture, can prompt wood rot to develop. Unfortunately, wood rot damage is difficult, and sometimes costly, to repair.

Basements are Downstairs

If you choose to store something in the basement, remember that if you take the item down into the basement, one day when you retrieve the item you will need to maneuver it up a set of stairs. It is always easier to go downstairs with the heavy item than it is to bring that heavy item back upstairs at a later time.

Pests Live in Dark Basements

Dark and cool basements are prime real estate for common household pests, such as spiders and roaches. If you are keeping boxes and other packages in the basement and these items have openings in them, you will likely find pests residing within at a later date. Pests can destroy your belongings, and may require you to take action to exterminate them completely.

No Limit on Space

If you choose to store your belongings in your basement, you will be limited by how much space you have available. If you choose to use a storage unit, there is no limit on how much space you can use. Storage units come in a variety of different sizes, and you can even rent more than one to help satisfy all of your storage needs.

Alhambra Storage for You

If you have storage needs, consider US Storage Centers in Alhambra. We have climate-controlled storage units, good security, and helpful staff. Flexible leasing options are available, so please contact us today to learn more.

US Storage Centers
2500 West Hellman Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803
(626) 377-9111