April 2, 2021 -

Important Questions to Ask Before Renting a Storage Space

Self Storage

Moving into big cities may be incredibly exciting as you would have the greatest cultural attractions and the most amazing restaurants near your place. However, due to high competition, it is quite hard to find the right apartments in these cities. The ones that you’re able to find may be smaller than what you might have expected which means that you would have to rent out a self storage unit to store your extra belongings. 

Once you’ve finalized the decision of getting a storage unit, you may be wondering what you should know regarding the facility. Well worry no more, here are some of the questions that you may raise so you can feel confident while leaving your possessions there.

What Are the Hours of Operation?

While most of the storage facilities are open during the normal business timings of 9 to 5, some may have different hours of operation. In order to drop off and pick up your valuables at your convenience, you would have to know about the hours of operation of the storage facility. 

Is the Storage Unit Climate Controlled?

Even though most of the storage units are offering the service of climate control these days, there are some that lack to provide this service. If your valuables are delicate and have a risk of bearing damage in extreme temperatures and humidity levels, it would be safe for you to store your items in a climate-controlled storage unit. 

What Is the Level of Security of The Storage Unit?

The last thing you would want is to leave your valuable stuff at a storage unit that is vulnerable to theft. That is why it is highly recommended to not only interview the staff regarding the security measures they take but also visit the facility so that you would be completely satisfied regarding the security of the storage unit.

However, while interviewing, you can ask the staff about the access gates, whether there are limits on who can enter the premises, does the unit have state-of-the-art technologies such as surveillance cameras and security alarms etc or not. 

Is the Storage Facility Clean?

Obviously, nobody would want rodents, bugs or creepy crawlies roaming around their personal belongings. Hence, it is necessary for you to know whether the storage facility is clean or is there garbage etc lying around. For that purpose, you can either visit the facility by yourself or ask the management staff to provide you with a virtual tour of the facility. 

Will You Have to Pay Any Additional Charges and Will Increment Be Applied on The Rent Over Time?

Don’t be impressed if a storage facility is initially offering lower rental rates as compared to their competitors, there may be hidden charges that you may have to pay later on. Hence, it is important for you to ask this question so that you’re prepared for every possible situation. Inquiring about the increment is also important as some facilities may increase the rents over short time intervals so it may cause problems for you in the future.

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