When it is time to put your belongings into self storage units, you want to be sure it is taken care of. Many people try to find a bargain storage unit that is super cheap, but your items can be seriously damaged if the storage unit is not up to par. While there are sure to be many different storage facilities that you will be able to choose from, you want to pick the very best one possible. Here are a few different things that you should look for when you are looking for a long term storage unit.
There Aren't Any Water Stains
Water can be one of the most damaging substances, and if it is able to get into your storage unit your items will be damaged. When you are looking at the storage unit, look for water stains on the ground. You will also want to look at the ceiling and the wall for signs of any water. If you choose an outside unit look for a storage one that has a raised platform so rainwater does not have easy access to your storage unit. Another really simple trick is using a silicone stick to attract any water that may want to precipitate out of the air.
Quality Pest Control
You would never want to walk into your storage unit and find that there were rodents or insects in your belongings. This is one of the aspects of storage that many people do not think about, but it is very important. Inspect the storage unit for any bugs and look for fecal pellets. It is also a very good idea to talk to the facility manager about pest control efforts that the facility is currently taking. Periodically check the storage unit for any pest problems. The good news is that most top end storage units will spray for bugs a couple of times a year.
Climate Control Options for Electronics
If you are going to be storing anything that has electrical components, you will want to find a storage unit that is climate controlled. When material, especially metal, gets cold it will contract, and when it heats up the material will expand. This is not a good combination for electronics. The expanding and contracting of the metal components in the electronic device can render your device completely useless. There are many facilities that will offer indoor storage facilities, but you still want to ensure that the unit itself is climate controlled.Share