If you have never had a need for self-storage in California before then you may not know what to look for. At Spaceman Storage we are proud to offer the best units in the area – but don’t take our word for it. Read on to learn about four factors you should think about when choosing the right self-storage facility.
- Their Level of Insurance Coverage The difference between a storage facility and simply leaving your belongings at someone’s home comes down to insurance. All storage facilities will have insurance but know that this will only be commercial liability. What does that mean? It means that it covers the damage to the storage unit itself but not the contents of the unit. When you work with a new storage company, talk to them about adding your own coverage. Talk to them about what their coverage actually includes. You should not expect full coverage on your valuables but you should expect a company that can help you get the coverage you need.
- The Security at the Storage Facility Another essential factor will be the level of security at the storage facility you are considering. Ask them about their features and procedures. Security should be one of their very top priorities. Yes, you want gates and padlocks but more may be required depending on the specific items you will be storing. Simply getting a concise, well-thought answer to questions about security protocols shows you that they take the issue seriously.
- Consider Climate Control A climate-controlled unit is one in which the temperature is kept within a specific range for the entirety of the year. Depending on what you are storing – and where you are storing it – this may be important or it may not. Remember that heat and humidity can cause all types of damage to many items. Many facilities have both climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled units you can choose from.
- What Unit Sizes Are Available You know to choose a storage facility that has the right storage size for you. However, you may not realize that this requires considering more than what you need today – you will also need to consider what makes the most sense down the road. For example, you may need just a small unit today but if you decide to upgrade or downgrade in the future, do you want to move your items to an entirely different facility or do you simply want to move it down the hall?