Picking A Good Storage Unit

Picking out a storage unit is a very good idea for long-term storage. You may come to realize that there are many different storage unit facilities in your area. You need to know that not every single facility is the same. The good news is that most of them will provide a good service, but you may be looking for something particular in your storage unit. No matter what you will be storing, there are a few things that your storage unit should contain. Here are a few things to look for in your storage unit.

Water Protection

One element that can cause more damage than just about anything else is water. You do not want to have to deal with water in your storage unit. So, you should inspect the unit for any signs of water. Look at the ceiling and also the floor for any signs of water in the unit. You should also try to get a unit that is elevated off the ground. You can do this either by choosing a multi-story facility, or just ensuring the concrete slab is a few inches thick. You also should consider putting a silicone stick in your unit to protect against any moisture that could be in the air.

Climate Control

If you will be storing electronics or other valuables that you do not want to be exposed to the heat or the cold, then you should find a storage unit that is climate controlled. Materials will shrink when in the cold and expand when they are hot, and this can be detrimental to the overall strength of a material. Especially in electronics, expansion and shrinking can cause major problems with any metal components that they contain. Find a climate-controlled storage unit, and your items will be protected from the dangers of temperature changes. 


You do not want to feel like your items will be stolen, and if you choose a good storage unit facility, you will not have to worry. The best thing is that most facilities need to keep a good name, so they do protect against burglary very well. Look for a storage unit facility that has one entrance and that has video cameras. You know that if the facility has invested in video cameras, then they are invested in keeping your items safe, and in providing the best possible service to you as a customer.