If an unexpected disaster occurs are you prepared? Natural disasters can occur in various forms and at any time. While you cannot predict everything, there are measures that can minimize the damage that incurs. We have five tips to help prepare you and your storage unit in case of disaster.
Have a protection plan for your storage unit
- Our facility offers a protection plan that is designed to cover financial losses of items damaged in natural disasters. Plans can be purchased at our office and can be added into your monthly rent. Do not assume the property’s insurance covers your goods, you are responsible for the protection of your stored goods. For information on protection for your stored goods, please see store manager.
Have an evacuation plan
- Be sure to know routes on how to get to a safe spot during a disaster. Have a planned meeting stop for family and friends.
Line the floor of the unit
- Place a dust cover or tarp on the floor of your unit before putting items into your unit. This protects them from any incidental damage and creates a barrier between the concrete floor and your items.
Keep any important documents with you
- Documents such as birth certificates, passports, identification cards or anything that needs to be easily accessible should be kept with you or in safe in your residence.
Have emergency light sources
- Keep a flashlight or lantern right at your residence, in your car and also inside your unit. If power goes out, make sure you have battery backups for any lighting sources as well. If a visit to your unit during a disaster is necessary, you will want to be able to see in your unit.
Being prepared minimizes the possible damage that can occur. If you need more tips or information for how to store in your unit, please stop by the office or see our other blogs.
Although we may not have storage for your boat, we can certainly provide you with boat storage tips! It is important to properly care and store your boat to not only extend its lifetime, but also make your Spring easier! Need to know more? Stop by our facility to talk to our manager for storage tips!
-Prevent flat spots on tires and hull damage by storing the vehicle on jack stands
-Wipe down boat to remove salt water
-Leave interior doors and lockers open to circulate air
-Open all drains to prevent damage from freezing
-Remove electronics, food items, and fabrics
-Change your oil filter and oil
-Boats left for extended periods should be stored with a full tank of gas and an appropriate fuel stabilizer
-Plug pipes / openings with bronze wool (prevents rodents)
-Refresh the coolant system
-Spray with fogging oil
-Loosen or remove drive belts
-Attach a proper winter cover
Own a RV? Not sure how to properly store it for the winter? We comprised tips to make sure you correctly prepare your vehicle for storage. Whether you’ll be storing it in an indoor facility or in a parking lot, you’ll want to follow these tips for storing your RV to make the Spring transition easier.
-Tires should be inflated to the manufacturer’s recommended maximum psi during storage to avoid flat spots
-Prevent flat spots on tires by storing the vehicle on jack stands
-Refrigerator doors and cabinets should be left open during storage to prevent mold and odors
-Vehicles left for extended periods should be stored with a full tank of gas and an appropriate fuel stabilizer
-Wheels should be chocked and the parking brake should be off
-Check all seals and seams
-Plug pipes & openings with bronze wool to prevent rodents
-Close blinds and shades to avoid sun damage
-Empty water tanks and use antifreeze
-Keep uncovered vents closed to avoid bugs
Although our facility does not offer RV storage, we can still help in making sure you are storing properly!
Hey college students! Do you need a place to store your stuff for summer break? We’ve got you covered. To help you have a stress free move-in here are some tips for you to consider. Have a stress free summer not worrying about your belongings!