There are many reasons people rent self-storage units. Regardless of the reason, there are certain amenities offered by storage unit providers that can make a person’s life easier. Before you rent a storage unit, here are some things you might want to look for.
When you determine that you need a storage unit, it is best to find a storage facility near your location. How close the facility needs to be would be determined by how often you need to access the items in storage. For instance, if the items in storage are for business purposes and you need to be able to access them every day, then you’ll want a location near your workplace.
If you are moving this can be difficult. However, many moving companies offer a storage option which will help locate a storage facility near your new home and store your items until you arrive. Having your items close by can help when you need to access the items quickly but to make sure you have access you need if there are restrictions.
24 Hour Access
There are many storage facilities that only allow access to your storage unit during business hours. This would limit the amount of time you have access to the items in storage. This can be difficult for people who work while during the hours of availability.
Many facilities allow 24-7 access using a gate or key code. Your individual storage unit is secured by a lock, provided by you or purchased from the facility. This allows access to the storage facility and belongings when you need it.
Secure Storage Units
If you are using a 24-hour self-storage facility, you want to ensure your property is safe. If the storage units are outdoors, then the facility should have fencing and security cameras around the perimeter to stop intruders. If the storage units are indoors, the building should be secure against theft. Security for a storage unit would also include protection from fire, pests, rodents and water damage.
Since no building or property is completely theft, fire or accident proof, a good storage facility has insurance. This coverage may cover your possessions or you may have to purchase a policy to cover your property. Make sure to ask the storage facility representative about your protection from theft, loss or damage.
There are just a few things you need to consider before renting a storage unit. If a storage facility can provide you with a secure, accessible, convenient storage space, you will find the peace of mind that comes from knowing your property is safe, is worth the money.