Easily Access Your Self-Storage Unit Any Time
The basic advantage of a self storage over any traditional storage systems is the comfort of accessing. In the past days, this facility was not provided by the self storage units. In those days, if you need to access your goods at your unit, you need to make a formal arrangement with them, which includes advance warning and less flexibility. They used to charge for this privilege as well. Today, it is all different. Almost all the storage units are allowing their tenants to access their goods, store their goods whenever they want, and place their goods however they wish to.
There are lots many self storage units in operation today; however there are no particular methods to be followed or standard rules to access. So, it is very important to decide which type of access you require before you opt for a self-storage.
The primary access issue one will be faced with in a self storage is how and where you need to drop your goods initially. Due to the recent developments in the storage industry, there is a considerable growth in mobile storage units, where the storage unit provides a vehicle to place your packed goods in your unit, of course for price.
If you wish to take the goods to the unit your own, you need to drive your goods to the unit, park your vehicle outside or in the parking area (some may charge for this), and unload the goods. In some cases if the parking area is far from the unit, you may not be able to carry heavy items. Self storage provides loading equipment like trolleys to help you.
Now-a-days many self storage units are being built in multi stored buildings. In this case, you need to decide, what all the facilities the management is providing for loading and unloading of goods. Storage units provide escalators for convenience.
Self storage units attract people by providing few extra facilities to their customers. They will mention these facilities in their manual or web-site. They include
1. Providing workers to help their tenants’ right from packing till storing the goods in the units. Of course, they will charge for this.
2. Providing vehicles on hire. Few units attract their customers by pro-viding this facility for free.
3. Providing trolleys, moving carts etc.
Accessing your goods of course depends on operating times of the unit. Some units allow to access any time 24X7, some other allow only on weekends and some on special days. Some of the units will restrict accessing the unit within working hours letting you to make an appointment prior visiting the unit.
Technically, the tenant alone would be able to access the unit. Storage units provide, key based or number lock systems as security to the goods. They also ask for the information of the list of people who will access the unit to provide access. The storage units usually will not allow their staff accessing the unit unless an emergency situation occurs or the tenant defaults the agreement.