Monday 25 April 2016

3 Self Storage FAQs Often Discussed

Self storage facilities have grown in popularity in the past 5 years. They are of real help for people looking for safe havens during moving, freeing up spaces at homes or offices or storing precious valuables without damage. That being said, there are some common FAQs about self storage still being discussed in threads and forums. We have answered some of them for you.

What kind of people use self storage?
Property holders travelling for long vacations or for work
Business personnel looking for additional space for stocks
Individuals who need temporary storage during home refurnishing
Individuals who have not yet decided what to do with additional items collected during downsizing their homes.

I can store anything in a self storage unit?
Yes. This includes furniture, sports and gym equipment, documents, wines, office stock, and automobiles.

Is it safe to store at self storage facilities?
Yes. However, you must choose your self storage provider wisely. Do not avail services from a self storage provider that only uses padlocks and security gates as safety devices. There have been many instances where thieves were regular customers like you. They enter self storage units like any customer and cut the padlocks of other units with equipment like bolt cutters. After cutting, they restore their own padlocks. Once done, they enter anytime through security gates like normal customers and abscond with others’ valuables.

In order to avoid such nuisance, always choose a self storage company that has advanced and unbreakable security arrangements like cylinder locks instead of padlocks, installed alarms and cameras on every unit and so on.

Contact us for secure personal and business storage services in Dubai.

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Monday 18 April 2016

3 Things To Take Care Of Before Placing Your Items In Storage

Storage units are a great help during moving, relocation, and storage of valuables or extra materials. However, there are certain things to ensure before moving your possessions in storage facilities.

1. Size estimate:
This is about estimating the storage unit size you will need before moving your things. For instance, people often choose a storage unit that is too small to save money. They realize this when they have moved half of their items. In this case, the knowledgeable storage representatives play a great role. They will help you to choose a perfect unit size. Just co-ordinate with the person about what all things you are planning to store and they will quote you with the appropriate storage unit size.

2. Temperature control:
Valuable possessions like paintings can get damaged due to surrounding weather conditions. Make certain assumptions like if your storage vault is on the first floor, can you be certain about snow or rain not penetrating inside? What if high humidity affects my materials in negative way?

In these cases, always choose climate controlled storage units to prevent any damage to valuable possessions.

3. Security:
There have been many instances about customers like you absconding with others’ belongings due to frail security arrangements like padlocks and security gates that are easy to breach.

Hence, always choose a self storage facilities in Dubai or anywhere that has advanced and unbreakable security arrangements like cylinder locks instead of padlocks, installed alarms and cameras on every unit and so on.

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