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Where to find storage during hurricane season?

Posted on: September 18, 2019 | by: Lighthouse Self Storage October 14, 2019

Storage in West Palm Beach

Hurricane season in Florida spans roughly six months, from June until the end of November. During this time, you will want to ensure that your belongings are kept safe, dry, and away from any extreme weather.

But where can you find storage in West Palm Beach during these months? Thankfully, Florida offers a plentitude of self-storage facilities throughout the state, and it should be easy to find one nearby. However, don’t underestimate the importance of being prepared. From knowing what belongings you want to be stored away to choosing the facility in advance, preparedness is essential to keeping your belongings safe.

Of course, your personal safety and that of your family is the most important thing. However, it’s only natural to want to keep your possessions from being damaged or destroyed. Keep reading for our tips on choosing the best storage facility in West Palm Beach, FL during hurricane season.

Location is Key

This might be an obvious one, but it is worth repeating. Location is the most important factor when planning where to store your belongings during these months.

Storms won’t necessarily follow the same pattern every year, so it’s a good idea to spend some time learning where this year’s hurricane is likely headed. Modern technology has made this type of storm tracking quite reliable, giving you a better chance of finding a good storage location.

Remember to avoid all bodies of water, even if they aren’t near the hurricane’s path. Hurricanes often cause a lot of flooding, which means a storage unit near a lake or river could be flooded within a day.

Look for Lofty Ceilings

When you’re packing your things into the storage unit, you will want to stack your most precious belongings high up. Anything considered irreplaceable (think photo albums, family heirlooms, or sentimental objections) should be stacked on top of whatever you consider replaceable or of lesser value.

Another option is to buy wooden palettes, which can be stacked a few feet off the ground so that none of your belongings have to face possible water damage.

By choosing a storage unit with enough height, you give yourself additional peace of mind that your belongings will stay safe and undamaged.

Be Vigilant

If possible, visit the storage facility in person before you buy or rent a unit. Sometimes photographs can be deceiving. You will want to make certain that the facility is well-made from sturdy materials without any leaks or signs of wear and tear.

Be on the lookout for signs of water damage, such as mildew or water stains on the ceiling or walls. If you spot any of these, it is likely an indication that the unit cannot withstand harsh or inclement weather.

For cautious people who have already chosen the best storage solutions, you can easily store items up high to avoid potential flooding.

Consider Protection Plans or Insurance

If you are still worried about your belongings being damaged, choose a storage facility that offers a protection plan or insurance for your property.

While these plans usually only cover a certain amount, they offer an added sense of security during a stressful and sometimes expensive time.

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Recent surveys show that 41% of consumers rent out space to facilitate moving, while 17% need the extra space to declutter their home. Self-storage units are becoming more and more popular nowadays, considering the need to maximize on the reduced size of living spaces. If you live in California or Florida and are looking for the most convenient and flexible self-storage space, Lighthouse Self Storage has got you covered. Lighthouse Self Storage Facilities has a wide range of world-class storage units that are built to meet your specific needs. Below are some of the exceptional self-storage solutions you can expect:

Self-Storage for Homeowners and Students

If you are moving, staging a home or consolidating homes, our excellent, clean, and secure units will come in handy for your storage needs. If you are a student emptying your dorm, Lighthouse offers many storage solutions for your needs and items large and small. Our storage units will keep your furniture, books, bedding, clothing, electronics, and furniture safe and secure. Why haul heavy items back and forth, miles across the country when you can rent storage whenever you need it? We are convenient and flexible to meet your needs.

Car, Boat, and RV Storage

If you are traveling, you need not leave your precious vehicle, boat, or RV at the mercy of the elements. If your garage will not fit all your toys, consider taking out some spacious motor vehicle storage at Lighthouse Self Storage for them. This way, they will remain secure and intact, and you get to have peace of mind during your trip.

Climate Controlled Storage Units

Lighthouse Self Storage has an excellent selection of climate controlled units, specially made indoor units designed to protect your property from the damaging effects of drastic changes in weather, humidity, and temperature. We offer air conditioned or heated units to keep constant indoor conditions for all of your items and their storage needs. These climate controlled units are perfect for items that need to be in a controlled environment, such as wines and spirits. If you are storing fabrics, wooden items, electronics, family heirlooms, documents, and soft metallic items, our climate controlled storage units offer a home-like atmosphere for temperature sensitive and unique articles.

Drive-up Storage

This kind of storage is exceedingly convenient for businesses and homeowners looking to store copious amounts of property, and need to reduce the hauling distance and effort. With our drive-up storage, you will not have to incur extra costs on movers' hourly fees by taking days to transfer your items. You get to drive up to your unit, unpack or belongings, and continue on with your day. It’s that simple.

Business Storage Solutions

You no longer have to worry about extra space, rent overheads, or idle property during off-peak business seasons. Whether you need to store machinery, essential documents, or inventory, our business storage solutions will cater to all of your needs. We have worked successfully with many law firms, e-commerce stores, and contractors to keep their essential business property safe. Visit us today to find out more about our business storage solutions.

Hurricane Season Storage

The last thing you should be stressing about is your valuable outdoor property, which is likely to be destroyed in the event of a storm. You may also need to clear out a safe room to use it for shelter. If you have any lawn and patio furniture, consider taking out safe storage for it with Lighthouse. Our concrete self-storage units will give your valuables the safety and security they will need to protect them from damage. Our storage units can also come in handy during the winter when you need to protect your valuables from the biting cold.

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If you are in Southern California or Florida, Lighthouse Storage is an excellent solution for all your self-storage needs. Our storage units are secure, well-lit, and clean to ensure optimal care for your valuables.

Please contact us at (866) 483-3455 for more information about our new facility for self storage in Cooper City. You can also drop by any of our storage facilities to get a free quote on any storage solution that fits your needs.

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