Choosing a storage facility wisely

Choosing a storage facility wisely

That Americans have lots of material goods probably does not come as too much of a surprise, but what may surprise some is that they have so many possessions that many have to rent out storage facilities because they will no longer fit in their actual homes, with around one in ten households doing just this.

When it comes to the safe storage of your possessions, there are a number of things that need to be taken into consideration, including theft, water damage, weather-related damage, vandalism and insect infestation.  Even if a storage facility appears to be safe and secure, it can sometimes be the case that there is illegal activity going on within its boundaries.  The first thing anyone who rents out a storage facility needs to do is determine the level of valuation coverage provided by the storage company.

Generally speaking, your own personal policy is looked to in the event of stored items being damaged or stolen.  This means that it is very important for you to have worked out the value of the items that have been placed into storage and then determined whether the level of coverage provided by your current insurance policy is enough or if you need to purchase more.

It is also important to keep in mind that you get what you pay for when it comes to a storage facility.  Make sure that you choose a facility that comes with good security, including formidable fencing, coded security pads, proper lighting, motion detectors, and video surveillance cameras.

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