Preparing for Emergencies at Your Storage Facility
May 3, 2024

Although it is not something we like to think about, having contingency plans for when things go wrong is not only smart but it is necessary. You don’t want to be caught out in the rain without an umbrella, so having solutions for challenges that arise is your best bet. Preparing for emergencies is crucial […]

Don’t Sell Insurance for Your Self-Storage Facility
October 4, 2023

As a self-storage owner and operator, you are probably already familiar with tenant insurance for storage units. You may even have the licensing to sell this insurance at your facility as a way for tenants to purchase protection for their belongings. Before you tack that additional tenant insurance onto your monthly bill for your self-storage […]

Automated Self-Storage Facilities and Property Protection
April 2, 2023

Technology is an incredible facet of the human experience that has the potential to enhance our lives in ways we could never imagine. We live in an era of human history in which people can instantly communicate across the world via video chat. Food and household items are delivered to our homes by a simple […]

Self-Storage Litigation Scare
October 21, 2019

Fire! Anger. Litigation. Loss.   Michael looked over at his computer, reading details and confirming he typed everything right.  “Okay, you’re all set for our small unit. That’s going to be 4-24B. You’ll need to bring your own lock, or we have some available to purchase over on that wall. Any questions?” “No, I’m all […]

Damaged Goods | Managing Rodents and Pests at Your Facility
September 18, 2019

Some people keep rats for pets. Others desperately try to keep their storage facility clear of rodents of any kind. Whether you’re hiring pest control or keeping rat-atouille in a cage, here’s how you (and your tenants) can keep the ‘pesky pests’ from destroying your tenants’ property. Pesky Pests When we say pesky pests there’s […]

Thief’s the thing | Dealing with Burglars at your Self Storage facility
September 4, 2019

What kind of kleptomaniac can resist a row of buildings full of stuff? Judging by the amount of burglary and attempted burglary that occurs in self-storage they might as well have a bullseye painted across those garage doors. So how do you, and your tenants, avoid being victims? We’ve got you covered: Inside the mind […]

High Winds Ahead | Preventing Wind Damage Through Disaster Preparation
August 19, 2019

Hurricane season is about to hit its peak. Are you prepared? Hurricanes, tornadoes and high winds are known for their destructive nature. There’s a reason the phrase we use is ‘disaster’. As the potential for high winds to hit your facility increases, now is the best time to brush up on your disaster preparation plan.  […]

Risk Management | The risks of self storage and what to do about them
July 31, 2019

Moving is a complicated and stressful time. The more worries you can eliminate, the smoother the process can go. The best way to eliminate worries about storing your property is to find a safe place to store them that offers protection against the many risks of storing property. That means finding a facility that isn’t […]

Fireworks! – in the sky, not your self storage facility!
June 24, 2019

Not everyone is a rule follower, but the majority of us Americans are pretty against getting jail time. While you most likely have a lengthy section of the rental agreement detailing what can and cannot be stored at your facility, it’s still a smart idea to discuss these policies in the framework of fire safety. Fireworks, or any other kind of explosive or extremely flammable item should not be stored in a self-storage facility. Many states actually have laws against storing such items in a storage unit precisely for the fact that they make a fire an even more dangerous situation.

Ultimate Moving Guide part 4 | Risk Management – Mold Prevention
June 10, 2019

Mold. If you’re like most people, your experience with the furry growth is limited to the visible black spots you find on your shower curtain or the musty smell of your towels after they’ve been left in the washer too long. Which makes mold prevention a bit of a foreign concept. The dictionary defines mold […]