If you want basic information about renting a storage unit from local storage facilities, all you have to do is go their website.  Information about storage unit sizes and costs are always listed there, as is a handy guide telling you approximately what each storage unit will handle i.e. 20’30’ storage unit can handle all furniture in a three-bedroom home.

It is the information they won’t tell you, however, that we want to discuss today, because we believe this is very important information for you to have before you spend money renting a self storage unit.

We are Blue Mound 287 Self Storage, serving the good people of Fort Worth, and we believe our customers deserve to know all the facts about renting a mini storage unit before they lay down hard-earned money. Call us at 817-439-1380 for more information about renting a storage unit.

Now let’s talk about the un-mentionables of self storage.

What does secure self storage mean?

They all advertise it . . . secure self storage . . . they all use it in their marketing campaigns . . . keep your possessions safe . . . but how secure are your items in the average self storage facility?

There are basically four levels of security in storage facilities, but it is very important to note that not all storage facilities have all four levels of security.  Using our own Blue Mound 287 Self Storage as an example, we offer the following four levels of security:

  • Fenced perimeter with only one main access gate to the entire facility
  • Computerized, personalized access cards to the main gate and to the individual storage units
  • Video monitoring throughout the facility, showing every nook and cranny in the storage facility
  • On-site management team for that extra human factor so important in providing security.

As we mentioned, not all storage facilities offer all four levels of security. We have actually seen storage facilities which did not have a perimeter fence.  We have seen them only use padlocks on the storage doors. We have seen them without video monitoring, and we have seen them without an on-site management team.

If you are going to pay for the very best in storage, don’t you think you deserve the very best in security?

Do you need climate controlled storage?

Without a doubt, climate controlled storage is always better than no climate control, but this is especially true in regions where there are extreme temperatures.  States like the far north, or states in the far south, where temps can hit a minus-twenty, or hit a plus one-twenty, those locations definitely need climate controlled storage to property protect your belongings from the damage caused by oxidation.  If you live in a place like Fort Worth, where we are, and you are storing items which have considerable value, you most definitely should have climate controlled storage.

What about insurance?

Do not assume that your possessions are insured in a self storage facility.  That is not always the case. Ask about it when you go to rent a storage unit, and also ask your own insurance provider about “rental insurance” for the length of the storage unit rental.

These are the three most important things to consider when renting a storage unit. They may not appear on a storage company’s website, but they are crucial in order for you to receive the quality storage experience you deserve.

A word about Blue Mound 287 Self Storage

Locally owned and operated, trusted by the Fort Worth locals for many, many years, Blue Mound 287 Self Storage is a name synonymous with quality self storage in the Fort Worth area. Call us today!