Top Questions to Ask When Renting a Self-Storage Unit
June 16th 2022
At Los Rios Storage, located in the heart of Kamloops at 795 E Athabasca St, we know that renting a self-storage unit can be a convenient and affordable way to gain more space for your personal belongings or for your business. A self-storage unit can help expand your business or to store your inventory with the costly commercial space pricing.
If renting a self-storage unit is something that you plan to do, you might be wondering what you should be looking for in terms of value and quality. Here are a few of the top questions we get asked here at Los Rios Storage:
How Long has the Facility Been in Business?
Finding out how long a potential storage facility has been in business will tell you how reputable they are and will give you an idea of how much experience they have with dealing with customers. Reading the reviews of the facility will give you a feel for the overall quality and service from current and previous customers.
What Security Do They Offer?
Make sure that the potential storage facility offers sufficient security to protect your belongings. Security measures such as surveillance, cameras and good lighting can deter theft and give you added peace of mind. Taking a tour of the facility is an excellent way to see what security measures are in place and whether you feel comfortable on the premises.
When Can I Access My Belongings?
It is important to know when you can access your belonging and what the facility office hours are. You will want to make sure that their hours of access works with your schedule and lifestyle.
Are There Additional Fees?
When asking about a self-storage unit, be upfront about what your budget is. You will want to be aware of any additional costs such as a security deposit or administration fees. Ask about these before you sign any rental agreements.
Do I Need Insurance?
When you are renting a self-storage, keep in mind that certain storage facilities will require you to have additional insurance for your belongings. This could be an extra cost that was not in your original budget.
Is There a Minimum Commitment?
Before committing to a storage facility, ask about how their leasing works if there is a minimum length of time for storing your belongings. Asking about their move out policy will help you to not incur an extra cost when you decide to move out.
When looking to rent a self-storage unit, ask any potential storage facility if they will offer you a tour of the facility in person. This can help eliminate any concerns you may have and give them a chance to answer any questions you may have. This tour also will give you an idea of the overall quality and condition of the facility and how it is operated.
At Los Rios Storage, we have a fully fenced facility with a secure gate and fob access 7 days a week, from 7am to 10pm. Having a 24-hr. monitored security system, gives our customers peace of mind knowing that their belongings are safe with Los Rios Storage.
Give us a call or come by to see how we can help you with all your storage needs.