Self storage facilities may seem cheap and convenient, but the risks they pose far outweigh what you think you’re saving in money. In the end, they could end up costing you a lot more. Self or mini storage units can have a number of dangers as well as health concerns.
Because people are coming and going, and there is not always someone on site to monitor the units, this leads to a high incidence of theft, illegal activities, and units being used for something other than what they were intended for. Some of these dangers include:
- Thieves: Simply put, thieves lurk where there are valuable items and an absence of people. Most people are either going to visit their storage units during the day, which puts their belongings in peril of getting stolen at night.
- Live-in Tenants and Pets: Some people, due to unforeseen circumstances, have started to live in their storage units. Although this is a sad situation, this could lead to unsanitary environments. In addition, there have been cases of pets being stored in storage units, which can not only be unsanitary but also dangerous.
- Illegal Activities: Periodically, there may be people who store and sell drugs out of storage units, which ultimately attracts other criminal activity.
- Exposure to the Elements: If the storage unit is not climate controlled, this puts your belongings at risk to the cold or hot weather, in addition to humidity, rodents, and insects.
Vaulted Storage is the Safest Option
The advantages of storing your belongings in Apache Moving & Storage’s 12,000 square foot warehouse are 24/7 security, our payment model, and a climate control feature. Storage units have evolved to a more innovative and appealing storage unit system: the vaulted storage method.
The warehouse is monitored by on-site personnel during the day, as well as 24-hour security cameras. In order to protect your belongings from bugs and rodents, the building is exterminated quarterly. Your secure storage unit is competitively priced with custom options such as climate control.
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