How Often Should I Check on My Unit?
Storing a wide range of commercial and residential items in self-storage has become a very popular choice for many people today. Self-storage can take many forms but is generally provided in today’s large commercial storage complexes found throughout the country. Once an individual has actually stored commercial products, personal items, perishable goods, collector items or antiques, as well as a host of other unique and varied items it is then necessary to consider how often to check on these items. There are a few simple and basic criteria that should be used in determining how often to visit your particular storage space large or small.
Storage Spaces as Overflow Inventory Space
For example, the type of items stored will sometimes have a significant bearing on how often you visit your storage unit. Wine, food products and other perishables should be checked more frequently depending upon how well they are prepared and packed for long-term storage. In fact, many businesses today use storage spaces as an overflow inventory space. In many cases perishable food is stored by restaurants and other food related businesses. In other cases nonfood items that are also perishable such as batteries and certain types of liquid products should also be checked more frequently than other nonperishable items.
An Excellent Storage Climate for a Wide Range of Items
Another important factor to consider when deciding on how often to visit your storage unit is whether the unit is climate controlled or not. Obviously, climate controlled units will provide a much more stable environment for a wide range of products and personal items. Those who choose to use storage units that are not climate controlled many find that more frequent visits are necessary. However, depending on the region’s climate and location some storage spaces that are not climate controlled can offer similar quality to climate controlled units. For example, the desert Southwest in the winter provides an excellent storage climate for a wide range of items. Conversely, hot humid climates can be damaging to a variety of items including documents and papers. Ultimately, the customer will know which storage solution is best for their specific needs.