When searching for self storage units within the Concord or East Bay area, you’ll have a mix of considerations varying from high to low priority. From location to accessibility to size to function—there’s a lot to contemplate before you sign a lease agreement. The decision can feel like too much if you live in a heavily populated area with multiple storage facilities.
To help you filter through your considerations, here are the three most important ones for choosing a storage facility.
1. Located within or near your community
There’s no point in getting a storage unit far from your home, unless you won’t be accessing it frequently, like long-term auto storage. Otherwise, you most likely will access your storage unit every so often. Look for a self-storage facility close enough that you won’t mind a spontaneous trip to your unit.
Many storage users are fine with a thirty-minute driving distance or fewer. Those renting out self storage units in Concord typically live within the neighboring towns and cities so they don’t worry much about East Bay traffic. If you live in a more secluded area, the closest storage location might be farther than a thirty-minute drive. In that case, go for a location with an easy commute that doesn’t wind through congested areas.
2. Has climate-controlled storage units
Climate control is especially important if you’re going to store temperature-sensitive items like antiques, collectibles, cosmetics, wine, and other items that could warp under heat or crack in the cold. If you’re using the storage for your business, a stable environment can make the difference between goods that are damaged versus ready to ship out.
Look for a storage unit with a climate control unit or that at least is maintained by the facility to not exceed a certain temperature. Typically, a maximum of 75 degrees Fahrenheit will work well for goods sensitive to high temperatures. For an outdoor auto storage unit, a climate sealed door is a must have to keep luxury or antique cars pristine.
Some storage facilities only rely on insulation to maintain temperature, while others include exhaust fans to keep the air circulating and prevent dust from settling. Check with each facility you consider to make sure the climate control serves your needs.
3. Protected by a 24/7 security system
Storage facilities owners are well aware of their appeal to burglars. That’s why many storage facilities have 24/7 security systems that include door alarms for individual units, 24-hour DVR camera surveillance, electronic passcodes for entry and exit, motion detection fences, and thorough lighting. Additional security measures could include a gate enclosing the facility, and restricted access hours (e.g. 7AM – 8PM).
Even if the facility has a thorough security system, you should check with your homeowners insurance provider if your personal property coverage covers “off-premise” belongings.
Self storage units are available in Concord, CA
ABBA Self & RV Storage is conveniently located near Interstate 680, Highway 24, and Highway 242. We offer the best in security, including a gated property, security cameras, and individual security controls. For further information about our self-storage units, contact us today.