For many people, it is not the out-of-home location or even the price that deters them from renting a self-storage unit; they want and need the space. It is the risk that you cannot prevent damage being done to the contents of your unit should there be an earthquake or other incident that may affect the facility. But, have no fear, there is a way you can protect your possessions even if they are in a self-storage unit. No, I’m not talking about setting up Indiana Jones-style booby-traps around or within your unit or placing all of your belongings in a big plastic bubble within your storage unit; I’m talking about tenant insurance.
A self-storage company that is committed to the satisfaction of their customers and the safety of their items will offer tenant insurance. A self-storage company’s insurance policy covers damage to their own property, but unfortunately does not cover damage done to the property of their customers. Your home or renter’s insurance may cover possessions that are in self-storage, in which case your belongings will have protection, but you will have to double-check those policies to make sure.
At STORBOX, we gladly offer tenant insurance at our Pasadena self-storage facility for our customers. We understand that not being able to keep an eye on your possessions (although you are always welcome to come by and check on them) or not being able to personally vouch for the safety of them can be difficult feelings to overcome, but rest assured that if you choose to store your belongings at STORBOX, we will do our best to protect them. The tenant insurance we offer just gives you a bit more security should you want it.
If you have been thinking about renting a self-storage unit but have had misgivings concerning the security and protection of your belongings, give us a call at STORBOX so that our professional and friendly staff can help you put them to rest.