Archival Storage Washington, DC Archival Storage in Washington, DC. When it comes to invaluable, rare, and important objects, you can't leave anything to chance. Darwin Chambers has been an innovative designer, manufacturer, and installer of archival storage units in Washington, DC for more than two decades. Our units have only the best temperature and humidity control so you get the best results. We offer impeccable and unparalleled accuracy, longevity, and ability to offer customized solutions to our clients. Our archival storage walk-in rooms are custom-built for each Washington, DC client's individual needs, and our chambers all come with a variety of available features and custom options as well. If you require archival storage in Washington, DC, get in touch with us today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote. Darwin Chambers' Archival Storage Features | Washington, DC Archival Storage We work for many different types of businesses, from insect rearing to pharmaceutical storage, and all of our units are made specifically for a client's requirements. When it comes to archival storage of invaluable media and documents, Darwin Chambers will get to understand your needs to find the perfect configurations to preserve them. Our archival storage chambers and rooms are ideally suited for: Rare books and other paper documents: Books easily damaged due to temperature and humidity changes, and should stay at consistent temperatures within the correct range. Outside contaminants such as dust, sunlight, or insects can damage old books. Humidity of more than 35%RH can cause mold growth on paper. Archival storage with Darwin Chambers will ensure your books remain in great condition. Photographs: Photographs must also be maintained at steady temperatures and will deteriorate if introduced to outside contaminants. While paper and plastic solutions exist that may protect photographs from mold and sunlight, both have their disadvantages. Paintings: Both panel paintings and canvas paintings crack or distort when subjected to temperature or humidity fluctuations. Light and dust can also damage paint at the molecular level, which causes visible changes. Films and microfiche: Films are vulnerable to a type of decay called "vinegar syndrome" if preserved inadequately. The Image Permanence Institute suggests storing specific types of film at freezing or near-freezing temperatures, which which makes Darwin Chambers's flexible line of archival storage units the perfect fit for your film storing needs. Usually, books, paper, and paintings are preserved at 10°C (50°F), 30% RH, while film, photographs, and microfilm are stored at 1.7°C (35°F), 35% RH. Even so, our archival storage in Washington, DC can be calibrated to temperature control between 0°C to 21°C (32°F to 70°F)with a precision within ±0.2ºC and humidity control to within ±1%. Humidification is uncommon for storing media, but we can add that humidification capabilities for unconventional archival storage uses. Beyond keeping a steady environment and keeping the objects safe from mold, light, or water damage, our archival storage chambers and rooms in Washington, DC will keep your items safe from fires, pollutants, or other man-made risks. All of our archival storage rooms and chambers follow NFPA codes and standards, GSA regulations, and NARA Directive 1571. Furthermore, all of our walk-in rooms come with a personnel emergency alarm, including 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 use much less energy than fluorescent bulbs, so your media preservation will also be great for your bottom line. Reach out to Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 to guarantee that your items in Washington, DC are preserved as long as you need them to be. Take a look at the following links to see the full specifications and optional features of our archival storage in Washington, DC: Archival Storage Rooms Downloads Download Brochure Archival Storage Chambers AR030: Single Door Chamber AR055: Two Door Chamber Benefits of Choosing Darwin Chambers for Your Archival Storage in Washington, DC In addition to our high quality products, Darwin Chambers offers a variety of services to our Washington, DC archival storage clients that help set us apart from other manufacturers. Regardless of your company's restraints or specific needs, we have a solution that works. Rental Space If you lack the room at your Washington, DC facility, we can store your artifacts for you. We'll provide the space and environmental specifications that you require 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 verify they're at the temperature and humidity required, and have backup generators onsite so your books, paintings, photographs, or films will never be endangered by a power outage. Rental Options Financing and Leasing We partner with Leaf Commercial Capital, one of the only financing companies that understand environmental rooms and chambers. Some great reasons to lease with a buy-out or finance are: Simpler budgeting Lower upfront costs Maintain working capital and existing credit lines You can purchase multiple units at the same time 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 units that we can get within 15 business days. We have a variety of pre-made archival storage units, and we will give you a full list of the ones that fit your needs. After you place your order, we'll consult with our Walk-In Manager to get the room or chamber installed at your Washington, DC site as soon as possible. Need Archival Storage Fast? Other benefits of choosing Darwin Chambers for your archival storage in Washington, DC are: Preventive Maintenance to help protect your investment and put you at ease. Calibration to verify our archival storage systems are working to 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 requirements you need them to be. Service Plans for when you need your unit repaired, or need any of the previously mentioned services. Virtual Touchscreens so your archival storage unit is easy to and you have sufficient data records. "Future Proof" Systems so your unit will still comply with codes and regulations that haven't been implemented yet. Optional Antimicrobial Handles to prohibit the growth of damaging mold, mildew, or bacteria. In addition to archival storage, we also offer the following services in Washington, DC: Humidity ChamberDrosophila IncubatorIndustrial Cold Room ManufacturersTest ChambersVivarium Rooms Washington, DC Archival Storage | Darwin Chambers Darwin Chambers serves our clients in many different industries in Washington, DC, across the United States, and around the globe. All of our archival storage units are made specifically for individual clients and their needs. All of our staff and technicians are appropriately certified and credentialed and can give you personalized solutions, 24/7. For an archival storage company in Washington, DC that gets great results and treats its customers the right way, call Darwin Chambers today at 877-783-6774 or contact us online for a free quote.