When choosing a self-storage facility, you want to ensure you take the time to shop around and compare; a self-storage facility that is poorly maintained or not in good condition can mean damage to your items, especially if they're in long-term storage, as well other inconveniences and hassles you may not expect. Note a few things to look for when choosing a good self-storage facility so you know you will wind up with one that works for you.
Note the accessibility of their personnel for after-hours emergencies
What happens if you pull up to a self-storage facility after hours and the gate doesn't open, or there is an obstruction between you and your unit? If you cannot easily access personnel after hours, you may be stuck with also not being able to access your unit until they open for business the next day or the next Monday. This can be very inconvenient for you, so you want to ensure they have an after-hours number that is answered by a live person and which does more than just record messages.
Ask about their pest control measures
A self-storage unit can be a good place for pests and insects to nest and call home; they can easily make their way into a unit and burrow into the items inside and not be disturbed for days, weeks, and even months in some cases. Anyone who stores foodstuffs or other such items without properly containing them may be inviting roaches that will then make their way to your unit. It's vital that you ask about a facility's pest control measures because simply cleaning out a unit when someone vacates is not enough to keep pests at bay.
Note the overall condition of the units
A self-storage unit should have a door that fits snugly, to keep water, snow, and other condensation out of your unit as much as possible. You might want to give the door a good shake before you decide on a unit, to see if the sides fit snugly or if it seems to vibrate far too much. If the door doesn't fit the door frame very well, this too can mean condensation, rain, and other weather elements getting in and damaging your items. If the door doesn't open and close easily, this can also make it uncomfortable for you to operate it, so be sure you choose a unit with a door that fits snugly and which is easy to open and close.Share
27 June 2016
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