5 Do's and Don'ts for Renting Business Storage Units

You might find yourself in the middle of an office move but with your new property not ready to move in yet. During this time, you’ll need to rent a storage unit to store your equipment and supplies while you wait for your property to be ready. This is just one scenario in which you’ll need access to a business storage unit. To help guide you in the renting process, here’s some tips:

Do Learn the Rules for Renting

One mistake many business owners make when renting business storage units is they believe they can use the storage unit for anything they want. However, this is often not the case. Many storage unit renting companies prevent you from running your business out of the unit, for example.

Do Ask About Security

Make sure you take the time to ask about the security of the facility before you begin moving your business equipment. You might find that the facility doesn’t have security cameras running throughout the day. Take the time to speak with the company about their security systems.

Don’t Forget About Weather Conditions

Work with the storage unit provider to protect your equipment against harsh weather conditions. Your electrical equipment can especially be damaged if there’s a leak. Ensure all business equipment is protected within the storage unit and check on it every few weeks.

Do Consider Insurance

Your items should be insured for damages while in the storage unit. Make sure you carefully consider the level of insurance each piece of equipment requires to protect it from damage long term. High value items should be insured separately to ensure the most protection for your business.

Don’t Forget to Plan Ahead

Make sure that you plan ahead for the day your items are to be removed from storage. Ensure that the storage unit is paid for and that you have a moving team ready to pick up your items and move them in the new office space. By planning ahead you can prevent rushed moves that may lead to equipment damage and other losses.

Let our team be your guide when renting self-storage units. To learn more about our storage solutions, call us today at 1-877-215-7325 or contact us here.