Looking For a Storage Facility

There are a number of things to consider when someone is looking for a Kissimmee self storage warehouse facility. Especially since the storage facility will be storing items with little or no supervision by the item’s owner, it is important to find a reputable facility. The first thing to consider is the staff. The staff is who will insure the facility remains secure, as well as handling all the administrative duties, so the competence of the staff is very important. How long have staff members worked at the facility? Do they seem responsive when customers come in the door? Are there a few staff members who work at the facility full time, or many people who work part time hours? How many hours is the facility staff? Is there someone on night watch or security who lives on site?

The other thing to investigate when looking for a storage facility is what security measures are taken. As stated above, some facilities have a security person who actually lives on site. Other security measures that may be taken are: security cameras, fences with concertina wire, secured entries, and alarm systems. Security is especially important because there is many hours every day when there are very few or no people at the storage facility. As many people store valuables, this can make a tempting target for thieves.

Another thing to look out for is other things that can potentially damage items in storage. Rodents, insects, and other pests can cause considerable damage to valuables. As an owner may not visit their storage unit for weeks or months, pest damage can go on for quite some time if this is a problem for the storage facility. Water can also do considerable damage to items in storage. There is several ways that water may be able to get into a storage unit. Most obviously, lowland flooding can cause damage. Damage to shingles or roofing can allow rain to get into the storage unit. Additionally, if there are any plumbing pipes that carry water, there is the possibility of breakage. As the items are left unattended for a long period of time, a small leak can do a lot of damage over time.

By Suzana