At some point, we’ve all likely experienced the toll humidity and weather can take on stored items.
Whether you’re cleaning out old boxes or you’re opening a storage unit that’s been unattended for too long, you can see how weather can negatively impact stored goods in a short amount of time. For businesses, improperly stored items and materials without climate control means lost revenue and unhappy clients.
At Rowe Transfer, we understand businesses with warehousing needs and how important it is to store materials safely and securely. That’s why we believe it’s essential to climate control our warehousing facility to protect the stored items you need for your business.
Here are just some of the many ways our climate-controlled warehousing facility is keeping your storage safe.
Protection from extreme temperatures
While we enjoy a moderate climate here in the mid-south, weather in East Tennessee can fluctuate significantly throughout the year. That means your warehouse storage can be impacted by several days of freezing temperatures during the winter and extreme heat and humidity during the late summer. These temperature changes can be especially drastic during the spring and fall when the weather changes. Especially in months like April, October, and November, freezing weather can change to very high temperatures in just a matter of days.
Items that are more sensitive can suffer from warping, splitting, or cracking due to constant changes in temperature. Electronic equipment can also be affected by extreme weather.
Climate controlled warehousing protects your items by protecting them from significant temperature changes. Within our warehousing facility, you can be sure we’ll keep your materials at a consistent temperature.
Improved air quality
Poor air quality may not seem like an obvious problem to address for a warehouse, but sensitive goods may be damaged in a standard warehouse if outdoor pollutants find their way into the facility.
With a climate-controlled warehouse, our added barriers and continuously circulated air make a significant difference in improving the air quality within our facility. That means your stored materials are that much more protected from damage.
Added dust and debris barrier
Will your goods be negatively impacted by excess dust and debris? Dust and other airborne debris are brought in through flooding, tracked-in dirt, and a wide range of other causes. Not only will this lead to a mess you’ll have to clean when you retrieve your goods, but it can damage stored items as well.
However, with climate control, your stored materials are much less likely to be susceptible to damage from dust or other foreign airborne particles, thus leaving your storage just the way you left it.
Reduced exposure to pests
Rodents can wreak havoc on stored goods if not properly protected. Opening a stored crate only to see the remnants of a rodent’s feast can make for a frustrating day, to say the least. But with the added insulation and seals around openings where rodents typically enter buildings, pests have a much lower chance of getting to your storage inside our climate-controlled warehouse.
Moisture in your storage is a big problem. You need only to leave a piece of paper outside for a day during the spring or late summer weather in East Tennessee to understand what humidity can do. High humidity can cause sensitive stored materials to warp, crack, or rot.
High humidity can also cause mold and mildew, which can permanently damage your stored goods and significantly impact the air quality within the facility. Low humidity can also damage goods, especially wood items, causing them to dry out, craze, and splinter.
By climate-controlling our warehouse, we actively stabilize humidity levels to eliminate the possible negative impacts both high and low humidity can cause.
Peace of mind
If storing materials in a third-party warehouse makes sense for your business, it can be unnerving to unload valuable goods and equipment into another facility without knowing if they’ll be stored safely.
With climate control, however, you’ll have peace-of-mind knowing the weather will have no impact on the security of your items. Whether you’re storing with us for a long time or just a short period, your materials are safe from the outdoor elements.
To be sure our warehouse climate is maintained properly, our facility is monitored 24/7 so there are no fluctuations in temperature or humidity levels. For you, that means another layer of monitoring and security for your stored goods.
Climate Controlled Warehousing in East Tennessee
When it comes to storing items for your business, the number one priority is protecting your investment. Addressing your needs for warehousing and storage is essential to your success, and keeping your storage safe and protected through climate control means you’ll have the goods, materials, and equipment you need to continue growing your business.
At Rowe Transfer, we’ve been covering the warehousing needs of some of the largest companies and organizations in the area for decades. With a state-of-the-art 50,000 square foot facility in Knoxville, TN, we can handle all of your storage needs for your business. Whether you need to store a product until it’s ready to ship, or you’re looking for temporary storage space for your growing business, our team of transportation logistics professionals will utilize the latest in climate control technology to ensure your materials are safely stored and ready for you whenever you need them next.