Storage units come with different features, but there are several things you should look for when renting a unit. Knowing what features you should look for before you rent can save you time, effort, and money, and prevent damage to your property.
Types of Storage Units
Some, but not most, storage units are climate-controlled. It is generally wise to choose a climate- and humidity-controlled unit to prevent damage to your property. Units at a storage facility such as STORBOX can help prevent mold, mildew, and rust damage to your property.
A storage unit should be secure. Look for a storage building in a well-trafficked and visible area. Search for gated access or fenced facilities. Video monitoring and police-monitored alarms are an extra layer of security for storage units. Some storage facilities have individually-alarmed rooms or on-site management. Key codes or swipe-access entry can give you the comfort of not being worried that you will lose a key or that someone will break the lock. As an added layer of security, some storage facilities will have an intercom system.
Professional storage buildings should maintain pest control for the units. Yearly pest maintenance from a licensed and bonded pest control company is essential for a storage building to keep rodents and insects away. Policies such as not allowing food in the storage units also help deter pests from destroying property.
Storage buildings should have clear rules and policies about what is allowed in units. The rules for the storage unit should include term limits and rates. There may be limits on what you can store in the units. Some storage buildings, for example, may ban firearms, gasoline, or food. Read the service policy before signing a contract. Don’t store your property without understanding the terms of renting the unit and having a signed lease.
Have a contact number or email for someone at the storage building, just in case a problem arises in storing your property. Ask if there is on-site management, or if there is someone to respond to you in an emergency situation. A storage business should make statements, billing, and payment available online to facilitate your busy lifestyle. You may also be able to control access to the unit online, as well as communicate with the building manager through email about unit access and other issues, such as payment or the condition of the storage unit.
If your Pasadena home is short on closet space and you need somewhere to store your stuff, we have the perfect storage space to suit your needs at STORBOX. Call us today at (626) 407-3439 to find out about our special deals on all sizes of traditional and climate-controlled self-storage units. As a bonus, if you rent a unit that’s 100 square feet or larger, we’ll give you a free, full day of use of our move-in truck.