How To Find Good Self Storage
September 29, 2016

How to find good self storage

Finding good self storage is extremely important if you are thinking about storing your goods for a long term or short term period of time. The whole idea behind placing your belongings in storage is to receive the peace of mind that is associated with knowing your goods are safe and this peace of mind is not possible if your goods are stored in a substandard facility. However, it is not always easy to tell the good self storage facilities apart from the lower quality operators and this is where choosing a good self storage provider can become a little tricky.

Generally speaking, your self storage operator should provide you with good service, conveniently positioned storage units and an unfaltering dedication to security, as well as a very well maintained facility. These are the hallmarks of a reputable operator and they are all things that you ought to expect from your self storage provider.

The importance of choosing good self storage

Finding a self storage provider with the above mentioned features will ensure that you receive a number of advantages in the storage of your goods. At the foremost of these advantages is service. Good service is paramount in all businesses and you should expect nothing less from your self storage provider. Usually, their customer service will give you some idea as to their dedication to providing quality facilities and this can be an easy way of identifying the more reputable operators. Likewise, the extent to which their self storage units are maintained should be indicative of their dedication to customers. Deteriorating and unkempt self storage units simply will not offer you the peace of mind and security that you deserve, which is why it is important to ensure that your self storage unit is of a high standard, before you agree to store your belongings there. The same applies to security, which is important to maintain your peace of mind and ensure the safety of your goods.

Assess security, maintenance and convenience

Before you store any of your belongings in a self storage unit, you should take some time to assess exactly how suitable the facility is for you. The underpinning elements that constitute a good self storage solution include security, maintenance and convenience, so it is important that you scrutinise the extent to which a prospective self storage unit can meet your standards in these respects.

Security

One of the main advantages of self storage is the security that it offers your possessions. For this reason, it is vital that your self storage unit has all the security features necessary to protect your goods from criminal interference. The security measures that your self storage provider takes will usually be quite clear as you walk through the facility. Things like security fences, CCTV and on site attendants all indicate that your facility takes security seriously, and the

Maintenance

Maintenance is one of the clearest indicators of quality when it comes to self storage facilities and it is something that should be quite easy to assess. Poorly maintained self storage units will be quite obvious and a few tell-tale signs include rusty fittings, broken doors, excessive mould or environmental damage. Environmental damage is one of the most frequently encountered issues in poorly maintained units and it is usually a result of poor drainage, rusty roofing or rotting timber fittings.

Convenience

Convenience might seem like a bit of a creature comfort, however it is something to which you are entitled if you are hiring a self storage unit. There are a few things that a good self storage company will offer to enhance the convenience of your storage solution, and it pays to look out for some of these. One thing that will make a surprising difference in the convenience of your storage facility is drive in units. Being able to drive to the door of your storage unit to load and unload your goods will save you valuable time and possible even prevent some of the injuries that can occur when transporting heavy goods from your car to your self storage unit.

For all your self storage needs on the Gold Coast, get in touch with All Size Sheds today on (07) 5534 7181.

 

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