5 Signs of a Great Storage Facility in West Palm Beach

Posted on: October 28, 2019 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage October 14, 2019

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Searching for a great storage facility may have taken you a long time. Many people just find whatever is most convenient for them. However, the best solutions for storage West Palm Beach offers typically give you a few signs that the storage facility is legit. Whether you’re still in the process of looking for a storage facility or have narrowed down the search, there are a few things you should look for before making the final decision.

Insurance Coverage 

Most storage facilities are not liable for your lost or damaged belongings. Storage facilities do have insurance, but commercial liability doesn’t cover damage to your items. That means that you are responsible for damages.

The storage facility you choose should be able to help you insure your items, or have insurance that offers customer protection. If some of your items are already insured, make sure to bring that information to their office.

Always make sure to ask the facility about their insurance and find out whether or not you are liable for lost or damaged items. If that does end up being the case, you may want to consider another facility. However, you can also insure your items yourself, and some may already be included in homeowner’s or renter’s insurance policy.

Storage Security

Security should always be one of the main priorities for any storage facility. If you’re considering renting a storage unit at a particular facility, make sure to ask about the security features and measures in place. Security gates and padlocks are effective, but more may be needed to keep your personal items safe. A security guard may supplement security and scare off any potential thieves.

You should also consider break-ins. Even if you’ve found the best storage solution in this facility, you need to know how they deal with these sorts of problems. Make sure to ask what procedures they have in place to notify you of a break-in, and how they work with local law enforcement.

At the very least, the answer to this question will help you understand how much they care about your items and you as a customer. If they don’t deal with break-ins, or their answer raises red flags, this may not be the right storage facility for you.

Always make sure to ask about security features, as well. While security cameras and guards you may be able to see immediately, there may be other features that help you understand just how secure your belongings will be.

Climate Control 

A climate-controlled unit means that your items are stored in an enclosed space that removes heat and humidity from the room. As you may know, heat and humidity can cause damage to all sorts of items, from leather couches to paintings. Often, these are the types of household items stored in these units, so it’s important to protect them.

Climate controlled storage means protecting valuable items that you don’t currently have space for, but might one day and need to keep them in the best shape possible. These units are also great for wine and electronics.

If you’re not sure whether you need a climate-controlled unit in West Palm, check with the facility office, and they can help you determine which is best for your items. If the facility doesn’t currently offer any of these units, you may have to find one that does.

Unit Sizes

The storage facility you choose should have multiple options for your belongings. If they only offer one size, you may be paying for extra space that you don’t need, or you may need extra space later and have to consider renting a second unit. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get units right next to each other, and even then, it’s inconvenient.

If you need vehicle storage, make sure that the units are designed for cars and boats. Check for high ceilings and a tall door so that you know you can get your vehicles in the unit without causing any damage.

It’s also important to remember that you don’t want to pack your unit until it’s bursting at the seams because humidity can get trapped between belongings and grow mold. Always choose a unit that will comfortably fit your items and will leave you space to maneuver in between.

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Parking Spaces

Many people don’t consider parking when checking out a storage facility. However, you will want to have space to park and take your belongings in and out of a truck or car easily. If the storage facility only has a lot, which isn’t as close to the unit as you’d like, you should consider how much extra time it takes to store your items.

Convenience is a big factor when it comes to choosing the right facility. It’s best to find a facility that has drive-up access so that you can drive right up to your unit and unpack the easy way.

Monthly Rent

Of course, the cost is always a factor when choosing a storage facility. However, your decision should not be based solely on the monthly rent of the unit. You may find a facility that offers a month free, but that facility has lax security. The month you get for free may be the month your belongings get stolen.

It’s best to determine what you believe is an acceptable monthly rent for your unit. Check out all of the other facilities in the area and come to your bottom line. Remember to factor in the value of what you’re storing.

It may be beneficial to pay a little more for a facility with advanced security features if you’re storing valuables. It may also be in your best interest to pay more for a climate-controlled unit if you believe humidity will damage your belongings.

Self-storage is popular because it is typically inexpensive, even with added features. However, you should also make sure you understand what you’re paying for by considering all of the other signs above.

Which of the above signs are the most important to you when choosing the right storage facility in West Palm Beach? Let us know in the comments!

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