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Information you need to know before you rent any self storage unit

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  1. Most people who call self storage facilities only ask about prices and while price is a consideration, prices don't vary more than a few dollars per month for the same size unit in a given community area.  What you really should be concerned about is the security, cleanliness and reputation of the storage facility. It may seem obvious; but, ask these questions and visit several of the storage facility before you rent.

  2.  Find out what security is provided at the Storage Facility. At the very least, there should be computer controlled gate access to prevent unauthorized entry. Be sure it is a gate, and not just the barrier arm that people can walk around. You should ask if there are individual door alarms on each unit to protect against unauthorized access to your unit. Also, ask if there are video cameras?

  3. You have the right to know if the facility has a good safety record.  It is OK for you ask if there have been any burglaries in any units.  A few years ago we heard of a large facility in the area had 23 broken into. While a few facilities do have problems, others have an excellent safety record. But you need to ask. You may not know that the self storage industry has a training program for crime prevention call "Crime Watch" Ask if the Storage Facility is "Crime Watch" approved.

  4.  Ask  if there are fire sprinklers in each the unit.  This is important not only to protect the contents of your unit but also to stop any fire from spreading from another unit to yours. Inquire if the unit has lights so that you can see in the evening and into darkened corners. Check out the unit doors too, tall wide doors offer easy access and lots of natural light.

  5.  Ask about the facility managers. Most facilities have managers who live right on the site watching the facility. This is a great security feature.  Ask how long the managers have worked there.  There is peace of mind knowing the persons you are dealing with have been there while and will be there in the future.  You should also call the local Better Business Bureau to see if the facility is a member and is in good standing. The Better Business Bureau phone numbers are listed in the white pages of your local phone book.

  6. Insurance. Self-storage facilities do not guarantee the safety of your contents. Only insurance can do that. Most self-storage facilities offer insurance to you from outside companies that you can purchase at a nominal charge. You should also contact your own insurance agent to see if you have coverage under your existing homeowners, apartment or business insurance policies.

  7.  Prices.  You should also be suspect of low monthly rental rates and cheap move in specials: often the rates are raised after you've been in the facility for few months.  Get a rate guarantee for no rent increase for at least six months, and get it in writing.

  8. Be sure that you visit the facility before you rent.  See what you are getting for your money. Is it clean, modern, and well run? Is there easy access for your vehicle into the facility or are you left on the street, fighting traffic to get in. Be sure and see the unit you are going to rent before you sign the rental contract. Do consider renting a unit on the second story, if one is available. There are usually dryer and much cleaner, with less dust and lower humidity. They are not subject to flooding and maybe lower priced. However, make sure there is a large elevator to carry up your goods.

  9. You should never use a cheap padlock. Some of the best locks to use are round Disk lock. Disk locks are bolt cutter resistant and extremely hard to pick. Ask if the storage facility sells Disk locks and put one on your unit. (See photo below)

  10. One last word about price; don't rent more space than you need. Think high. Stand couches on end and stack boxes to the ceiling. Generally, a one-bedroom apartment should fit into a 10x10 space.  The facility manager should be able to assist you in choosing the right and smallest size you need.

 A review the tips

  1.      Ask for more information than just prices.

  2.     Does the facility have door alarm, controlled access Gates and video cameras?

  3.     Are there fire sprinklers and lights in each unit?

  4.     Does the self-storage facility have a history of break-in? Is it crime watch approved.

  5.     Is the facility reputable?  Called the Better business Bureau.  Do the managers live on site? How long have they been working there?

  6.     Check your insurance?

  7.     Be wary of specials. Get a rate guarantee.

  8.     Visit the facility before you rent. Check out second story units.

  9.     Don't rent more space than you need.

  10.     Use a round  disk lock on your unit.

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