Archival Storage Chicago, IL Archival Storage in Chicago, IL. You can't take any chances on quality when it comes to preserving invaluable, rare, or important media. Darwin Chambers has been an innovative designer, manufacturer, and installer of archival storage rooms and chambers in Chicago, IL for more than 20 years. Our units have only the best temperature and humidity control so you get the best results. We offer impeccable and unequaled precision, reliability, and customer care. Our archival storage walk-in rooms are customized for each Chicago, IL client's specific needs, and our chambers all come with many optional features and custom options as well. If you need archival storage in Chicago, IL, get in touch with us today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote. Darwin Chambers' Archival Storage Features | Chicago, IL Archival Storage We design and manufacture walk-in rooms and environmental chambers for a variety of different types of businesses, from insect rearing to pharmaceutical storage, and all of our units are made specifically for a customer's needs. In the matter of archival storage of invaluable media and artifacts, Darwin Chambers will get to know your needs to find the perfect settings to preserve them. Our archival storage chambers and rooms are perfect for: Rare books and other paper documents: Books reactive to temperature and humidity changes, and should be kept at consistent temperatures within the appropriate range. Outside pollutants such as dust, sunlight, or insects can harm old books. Humidity of more than 35%RH can result in mold growth on paper. Archival storage with Darwin Chambers will ensure your books remain in their present state. Photographs: Photographs must also remain at consistent temperatures and will deteriorate if exposed to outside impurities. While paper and plastic solutions exist that may protect photographs from dust and sunlight, both have their disadvantages. Paintings: Both wood and canvas paintings split or bend when subjected to temperature or humidity shifts. Light and dust can also damage the paint. Films and microfiche: Films are susceptible to a sort of decay known as "vinegar syndrome" if preserved inadequately. The Image Permanence Institute advises storing specific types of film at freezing or near-freezing temperatures, which Darwin Chambers's versatile line of archival storage units is more than capable of. The standard is to preserve books, paper, and paintings at 10°C (50°F), 30% RH, while film, photographs, and microfilm are preserved at 1.7°C (35°F), 35% RH. However, our archival storage in Chicago, IL can be calibrated to temperature control between 0°C to 21°C (32°F to 70°F)with an accuracy within ±0.2ºC and humidity control to within ±1%. Humidification is rare for storing items, but we can add that feature for unconventional archival storage utilization. Beyond maintaining a consistent temperature and keeping the objects free of mold, light, or water damage, our archival storage chambers in Chicago, IL will keep your items safe from fires, pollutants, or any other non-natural occurrences. Each one our archival storage rooms and chambers follow NFPA codes and standards, GSA regulations, and NARA Directive 1571. Furthermore, we install a personnel emergency alarm in every walk-in room, complete with a glow-in-the-dark antimicrobial pull cord that will set off both an audible and visual alarm. Our units also come with LED lights that are much more energy efficient than fluorescent bulbs, so your archival storage system will be as cost-effective as possible. Contact Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 for archival storage chambers or rooms that will preserve your items as long as required. Take a look at the following links to see the complete spec list and optional features of our archival storage in Chicago, IL: Archival Storage Rooms Downloads Download Brochure Archival Storage Chambers AR030: Single Door Chamber AR055: Two Door Chamber Advantages to Darwin Chambers's Archival Storage in Chicago, IL Beyond our high quality archival storage systems, Darwin Chambers offers top-notch customer service and many different service options for as long as you have your unit. No matter your company's restraints or individual needs, we will find a solution that works. Rental Space We have archival storage space at our own facility for our Chicago, IL clients that do not currently have room themselves. We have the space and environmental specifications that you need using the state-of-the-art archival storage chambers located centrally in our St. Louis, Missouri headquarters. We observe our chambers and walk-in rooms at all hours of the day to make sure they're at the temperature and humidity required, and our backup generators guarantee that your artifacts will never be put at risk by a power outage. Rental Options Financing and Leasing We partner with Leaf Commercial Capital to help clients get the archival storage system they need regardless of their budget. The advantages to leasing with a buy-out or financing are: Simpler budgeting Lower upfront costs Maintain working capital and existing credit lines You can acquire multiple units at once Section 179 of the IRS Code permits you to deduct the full cost of new property Need Financing? Quick Ship Program We have pre-engineered rooms and chambers that we guarantee you will receive within 15 business days. You give us the dimensions you need and we will give you a list of our closest options. After you place your order, we'll consult with our Walk-In Manager to get the room or chamber installed at your Chicago, IL site as soon as possible. Need Archival Storage Fast? Other reasons to choose Darwin Chambers for your archival storage in Chicago, IL are: Preventive Maintenance to help protect your archival storage chamber or room and provide peace of mind. Calibration to verify our archival storage systems meet the standard you need them to. Validation and Qualification, complete with documented records that the design, manufacture, and installation of your archival storage unit are up to the standards you need them to be. Service Plans for when you need your unit repaired, or need any of the previously mentioned services. Virtual Touchscreens to ensure ease of use and sufficient data records. "Future Proof" Systems so your unit will still abide by codes and regulations that haven't been implemented yet. Optional Antimicrobial Handles to prevent the spread of harmful contaminants. In addition to archival storage, we also offer the following services in Chicago, IL: Humidity ChamberDrosophila IncubatorIndustrial Cold Room ManufacturersTest ChambersVivarium Rooms Chicago, IL Archival Storage | Darwin Chambers Darwin Chambers serves our clients in many different industries in Chicago, IL, nationwide, and around the globe. We tailor each one of our archival storage units to each client's particular needs. All of our staff and technicians are appropriately certified and credentialed and can give you customized troubleshooting, 24/7. For reliable, efficient, and accurate archival storage in Chicago, IL with outstanding customer service, call Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote.