Whether it’s because you have too much stuff for the size of your home, belongings that you need out of the way, or some things that needs to be stowed away, a storage unit is a great solution. However, it’s not uncommon to find a storage facility that puts much of the onus on the renter to keep their belongings safe and secure. At Reliable Storage, we believe we have more to offer to ensure that you’re confident in our secure self-storage facility. In fact, we’ve put together a short list of things that you should keep in mind when choosing a self-storage facility.
Anytime you have a shelter of some kind that doesn't see frequent foot traffic, you’re at risk of rats, mice, and other pests moving in. This is especially true in places that are allowed to get dirty and dusty as pests can easily build nests that aren’t disturbed. When it comes to a storage facility, there are plenty of places that rodents and pests can find to forage for materials to build a nest. Finding a clean storage facility goes beyond ensuring that your belongings don’t get dirty and dusty while in storage, but also kept safe from the threat of rodents. Ask the facility manager what they do to ensure that rodents don’t move in and take over your unit.
When you’re storing your belongings away from your home, it’s important that you feel that they’re secure. Every self-storage facility should have security at the top of its priorities. This includes a laundry list of items that include fencing, cameras, and access codes.
If you want to be extra cautious, you can even look at the security of the individual units. It’s not uncommon for storage facilities to leave space between the walls of your unit and the roof. This can help to keep air flowing through the building in the case of climate-controlled units or simply keep them from getting too musty. Although, it can also compromise security. Consider how high the walls go relative to the ceiling as too large of a gap might put you at risk for intruders.
No matter what kind of items you have in storage, it’s nice to feel like you have access to them. I