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Choosing the Right Storage Company

Choosing the Right Storage Company

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Many people have possessions that are valuable to them and, whether you are moving home or have simply run out of space, there are times when you may require the assistance of a storage company. As a result, it is best to find a company who will be able to store your particular items correctly. Different people, and different items, are going to require different types of storing facility, so it is a good idea to first take a look at the types available.

For example, if you have a number of precious art works then you may want someone who specialises in storing art. Businesses may require document storage for archived records, while restaurants may need commercial storage options for seasonal items or surplus equipment and uniforms.  Additionally, self-storage and furniture storage are great for people who are moving home or at university, providing you with a place to keep your belongings for as long as is necessary.

When looking for a storage company, it is also a good idea to take a look at the following tips. This will help you to determine the right self-storage firm…

#1 Location

The first thing you need to look at it is the location of the storage company. For the most part, you may want to have a place that is close by in case you need to retrieve anything. Make sure that it is easily accessible as well. This is not so much of an issue if you are moving and just need to keep your furniture safe for a few months. For commercial businesses, however, this is going to be a major issue so it is important to find a place that is close by.

#2 Check Office Hours

Different companies will have different opening and closing times and most companies will allow customers in to take a look at their property or even remove it at any time. This is not always the case, however, so it is a good idea to check this out before you decide to go with a certain firm. You will usually be given this information in any information document that you receive.

#3 Compare the Different Rates

It is of course important to keep an eye on the rates of each company. You will want to compare the different rates to ensure that you find the best deal. At the same time, you need to be aware of quality. Make sure that the facility has all of the features that you require.

#4 Security

The reason you are putting your belongings into storage is because you want them to be safe. Most facilities should have the appropriate level of security surrounding them, so make sure to check this out before you decide to sign up with a facility. Again, any document you are sent is going to provide you with information regarding the security measures put in place. A lot of the time they are going to have CCTV cameras there as well.

#5 Get Insurance

It is always a good idea to invest in insurance. While you are probably not going to experience any losses by using a facility like this, it is still important to ensure that you have some kind of back-up put in place. Commercial firms in particular are also going to have to take a look at insuring the different items that they decide to put away into storage.

Another thing that you can do is have a look at facility reviews. There will usually be different testimonials put down by customers who have stored things there before. If you are a business leader then you may want to ask other businesses about their experiences with a specific unit. You will also be able to get recommendations from some people.

Britannia Sandersteads

We offer a comprehensive range of storage services, here at Britannia Sandersteads, and our safe, dry and completely secure storage facilities offer both long and short term storage options for commercial and domestic purposes.

Monitored by advanced Red Care alarm and CCTV systems, you can rest assured your belongings will be safe within our care and we can even pack your possessions for you, making sure they are wrapped and fully protected. Simply get in touch with the professionals at Britannia Sandersteads today for an affordable storage solution in Croydon, London and Surrey!


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