How to Prepare Your Unit for Hurricane Season

Posted on: May 26, 2020 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage May 26, 2020

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If you live in a hurricane-prone area, you might be worried about keeping your belongings safe from potential damage. The best solution is to rent a self-storage unit to store your valuables in during a hurricane. If you already have a storage unit, you might be wondering what steps to take to further prevent damage in case of leakage or flooding. Hurricane season usually begins around June 1 and ends around November 30. As locals know, hurricanes could potentially strike even sooner. This is why it’s important to prepare for a hurricane in advance and reserve a storage unit as soon as possible.

It might not be too late

Don’t wait until a hurricane warning has been issued to reserve a storage unit. You could reserve a unit months or weeks in advance, but in the event that you couldn’t prepare sooner, it might not be too late to reserve a unit. There could still be storage units available at your local self-storage facility.

Concrete storage + climate control

Concrete storage units are your best defense against a hurricane. Lighthouse Self Storage offers a variety of heavy-duty concrete storage units. Whether you’re looking to store a few items, furniture, or a vehicle, our range of storage unit sizes will definitely fit your storage needs. Climate-controlled units are ideal in areas with high humidity, especially during a hurricane. Consider renting a climate-controlled storage unit to ensure that moisture won’t damage your sensitive items.

Make a list

Even though you probably want to keep all of your items safe, most people usually keep their most valuable items in storage. Make a list of all of your valuables and other belongings that you absolutely have to save. Storage units are ideal to keep fine jewelry, paintings, important documents, furniture, and electronics safe during a storm.  You could even store your car, RV, or boat in the unit if you want to avoid it from becoming damaged from flooding, strong winds, or falling trees.

Protect your belongings

After deciding which items you want to keep in your storage unit, take these extra steps to ensure that your belongings will be protected in your unit.

  • To avoid damage from potential moisture, leakage, or flooding, store your items in watertight containers.
  • If you’re storing paintings and fine art, wrap each piece in proper packaging material and then wrap in plastic. This will help keep moisture away from the artwork.
  • Place your items on pallet boards or risers if they are prone to water damage.
  • Cover the pallet boards with a tarp in case moisture seeps up from the floor.
  • Stack your items high to avoid any water damage from flooding.
  • Cover items with tarps in case there is water leakage from above.


Have a peace of mind knowing your belongings are safe and secure with Lighthouse Self Storage. Reserve your self storage unit now at one of our hurricane storage facilities: Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, and Cooper City.

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