Depending on where you are buying your home at and how much you have to invest on the same, you might not find a property that also comes with an additional storage space or enough ground to build one. Also, given the high prices of properties some people will just buy units in apartment buildings where the extra room you will have might be the balcony. Therefore, if you have some items you want to put in storage you can just go for self-storage units. Before you choose a storage unit there are some things you have to think about. Some people will only check on the price and the size and be done with it but this is not all. Like many other services you might seek, you should find out the level of customer service you will be getting at the facility. Even without opinions of other people, you can gauge how great the customer service is at the place based on how you will be treated when you visit the place, how fast your calls are returned or the number of minutes or hours it takes for the emails to be replied. It is important to select a storage unit company that offers customer support throughout the day or night and does so efficiently.
Pick storage units where you can easily meet with the manager without having to go through a long process of making an appointment with him or her. When it comes to management, the person in charge should not be scarce at his or her office because there are times when the problems you will be having with require his or her presence and if you cannot get in touch with such a manager then you will have a bad situation at hand which you have to sort out all by yourself. Whether you will be storing appliances or business products, you need a unit that is very clean. The floors should be clean and the place should be dusted on a regular basis. In cases where what will go into the unit should be kept away from dirt or even dust, it is mandatory to make sure you are selecting a storage unit that will always be clean.
If no one cares about the state the storage units are in, you will have problems with pests. Therefore, choose a storage unit where the management has pest control measures in place. The control measures should not just be done routinely each month but the management should have information concerning the pests the storage units will be susceptible to depending on the season so that the plans can take that into account. Inquire on pest problems the units had faced in the past and how they were dealt with.