Dino’s FAQ’s


The majority of the customers we serve have never used storage before. Here is a quick and simple guide to some of our most frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.  http://dinosstorage.com/omaha/faq_omaha.html.



The world of public storage is changing; and just as with everything else, you now have multiple choices.  It can be hard to know what you need if you don’t know what it all means. Temperature control and climate control are basically the same thing.  Many people make the mistake of thinking climate control means humidity control;  but they are actually two different things.

Climate controlled storage spaces (also known as “temperature controlled” ) are cooled in the summer and heated in the winter.  Severe hot or cold weather can damage items in storage units over a period of time.  Things like wood furniture, electronics & media, wax, vinyl records, appliances, photos, & paintings tend to warp, crack, split, discolor.  Most climate control facilities maintain a steady temperature of 50-80 degrees.  As a general rule, the temperature in a climate-controlled storage unit should not fall below freezing in the winter or rise above 90 degrees in the summer.  If the temperature in the region you live exceeds 90 degrees in the summer but does not freeze in the winter, air-conditioning would be a viable option to consider.  Same with only extreme cold temperatures – a heated storage unit would work well.  If your area experiences both extreme hot and cold temperatures, climate control is a definite must.

Humidity controlled storage spaces control and reduce humidity.  Moisture and mold are two of the leading causes of damage.  The best way to protect against humidity is to keep the air from going stale. Humidity controlled facilities are equipped with humidifiers that constantly circulate the air and reduce the amount of actual water vapor. Humidity is measured by percent. Between 25% – 45% is dry and 50% – 75% is normal.  Most humidity controlled facilities keep the environment at no less than 40% and no more than 70%. This is the perfect choice of storage environments if you are storing musical instruments, fine furniture, electronics & media, paintings, fabrics, photos, irreplaceable items like precious family heirlooms or memorabilia, business documents and papers.  It is especially important to choose this type of storage facility if you live in an area which has moderate to high humidity levels combined with high and or low temperatures.  This is because the damaging effects of extreme temperatures on your belongings are multiplied when moisture is in the air as well.

Dino’s Storage facilities offer the comfort of climate control with the benefits of humidity control in one space.  So you can rest assured that your valuables are secure in the best storage environment available.


Advantages of Humidity Controlled Storage

Humidity plays a serious roll when you store your items. Humidity is the amount of water vapors in the air. One advantange of climate controlled storage is protection from the elements. Dirt and dust are less likly to get into the units. When storing items like pictures, apppliances, wood furniture, antiques, musical instruments, documents, memorabilia, family heirlooms, mattresses and other important items, it is best to use climate controlled and humidity controlled storage. If you live in an area with moderate to high levels of humidity and/or extreme temperatures, you would want to use a facility that is climate controlled and humidiy controlled. Even in an area with low moisture levels you would want to consider climate comtrolled storage. Humidity is a problem in both summer and winter. Humidity levels should be maintained at 55% plus or minus a few points and the temperature controlled at 68 to 72 degrees year round. With Dino’s Storage, your items will be kept in the same condition when you leave the facility as they were when you brought them to the facility. Dino’s Storage in Elkhorn is located off of 20800 West Dodge Road. Stop in and check out our new climate and humidity controlled facility. Call Diane at 402-289-0923 and I will be happy to show you around.