You’re moving to a new place within a week and you still haven’t found a storage facility to temporarily store your stuff. Or you have some stuff at home that you want stored elsewhere. You’re overwhelmed with the number of storage Montreal services you found online. Now, how do you choose a self-storage facility that suits your needs?
Aside from the obvious factors like the size and price of a unit, the following are the other things to look for in a self-storage facility:
- Customer service
How would you know if a storage company treats its clients well? Try contacting it, whether by email, phone, or in person. You will have an idea right away of how good or poor the company’s customer service is by the way its people deal with prospective clients. Does the company’s staff greet you in a friendly manner? Are your questions answered thoroughly and efficiently?
It pays to visit the storage facility so that you can get a first-hand look at the cleanliness of the place. The office alone will give you an idea of how the staff keeps the storage facility clean. It should clean and airy and in order. If the office is well maintained, then it is not farfetched to think that the facility itself is clean and orderly.
- Pest control
Once you are in the office, ask about the pest control in the storage facility. The good ones contract an external pest control expert or firm. This way, you can be assured that pest infestation is hardly a problem or issue in the storage facility. You don’t want to store your items in a facility where roaches can ruin your upholstered furniture, or where rats can defecate on your household goods.
- Tight security
Another thing that you should look for in a storage facility is its security. Obviously, the worst thing that can happen to your things is for these to be stolen. Choose a secure facility with security cameras, good lighting, and gates with computerized access. It also helps if the storage facility has an on-site manager.
One practice that can tell you if facility is serious about security is the screening of prospective tenants. If you are asked to provide a driver’s license as well as your current address, then you should consider that storage facility.
Determine what you need in a storage facility before signing up with one. For example, if you think that you will have to recover your stored items at night or on a weekend, hook up with a facility with 24-hour access.
These are just five of the things that you need to consider when shopping for a self-storage facility. Remember to shop around first before choosing one so that you can get the best rates.