When you’re looking for a self-storage facility to house items that are important to you, you want to make sure you’re happy with the facilities and what you’re offered. To get the most bang for your buck, here are some things you might want to consider before making a final decision:
The Star Treatment – You’ll want to make sure you’ll be treated properly. When you call the facility and leave a message, do they return your call promptly? If you’ve expressed a concern or have asked questions are you treated with respect? Are you greeted in a friendly manner? You might also want to ask around. If current or former clients speak highly of the facility, you can bet you’ll be treated well.
Give It The White Glove – Cleanliness is a must in a self-storage facility. When you walk into the place, expect to see it organized and clean – that means floors and washrooms. If the manager is well-groomed and neat, he or she is likely to keep the facility in the same way and make sure your items are also treated in the same way. Walk away if anything is grungy.
Approachable Manager – Make sure the manager is hands-on. The manager needs to be accessible when you need to reach him or her. A manager who lives on site would be great, but if he or she doesn’t, the manager should be spending a decent amount of time at the facility so he or she is able to deal with any issues that might arise.
Creepy Crawly And Critter-Free – No one wants unwanted tenants in their storage space. That includes rats, raccoons, spiders, moths, mites, cockroaches and any other animals or pests. The facility should have an adequate pest control program in place. Ask management what they do to control critters and bugs and if they’ve had any problems in the past.
Are Your Belongings Safe? The facility should have a good security system in place. A gated facility with proper lighting and security cameras is ideal. Are the areas checked periodically? And do they ask prospective tenants for proper identification such as a driver’s license or some other kind of photo I.D.? Ask questions. It’s important to keep your belongings safe.
UltraStor has both short and long-term options for your self-storage needs. Give them a call today for a tour of their secure, climate-controlled facilities at Burlington!