When choosing a commercial storage company, there are several factors to consider. First, you need to determine your storage needs. How long will you need the storage unit? Will you need to get into the unit on a regular basis? Do you require security for your items? Once you start answering these questions, it will be easier to find a storage facility with the services you’re looking for.
If you’re going to want items from your storage unit on a regular basis, you should consider how quickly and easily you can access it. Location of the facility will be an important deciding factor. Also, look at the business hours for the facility. If you are in immediate need of something from your unit, will they offer rush delivery for you? Will they pick the items or files up from your office and return them to storage? Moving Masters, for instance, offers rapid retrieval, rush delivery, and pick up services and when clients need them most.
If you need to track the items you are putting in storage, look for a facility that inventories everything that comes into and goes out of your unit. When our customers ask us to store something, for example, we scan, photograph, and barcode each item for optimal tracking and accountability. We then give the customer access to a secure, online portal where each item and photograph can be viewed at any time, on any day.
Without proper preventative systems in place, items can easily be damaged in storage. Make sure to ask what preemptive measures are in place to ensure your assets are not ruined. Climate control is an important factor, especially if you are storing files or electronics. Heat, smoke, and fire detectors are also imperative. We understand that you are storing valuable items so we take every precaution to ensure they are not damaged in our facilities.
Security is always an important deciding factor when looking for commercial storage. Choosing a facility with restricted access is key. Moving Masters, for example, restricts access to employees only. For an extra layer of security, we have installed video surveillance as well as motion and burglary detectors.
About Moving Masters
Moving Masters is a full-service Storage, Warehousing, and Commercial Moving company. With over 150,000 square feet of storage capacity located just fifteen minutes outside of Washington, D.C., we offer solutions to fit all secure commercial storage needs. Learn more about Moving Masters.