Posted on: 25 February 2020
When you choose your storage facility, you want one that's easy and convenient for you to use. One thing to consider when selecting a self-storage facility is when you're allowed to access your belongings. The most convenient arrangement is when you can get in your storage unit any time you want because the facility is open 24 hours a day. Here's why you may want 24-hour storage and what to look for in the facility.
Why Consider A 24-Hour Storage Unit?
If you operate a service business and keep your equipment in the storage unit, then you may need to access it in an emergency. Even if you don't need the equipment in the middle of the night, you might want to get it early in the morning well before business hours. If you start work early or work late and you need the unit for your equipment, then choosing a 24-hour facility is a wise choice.
If you just use the storage unit for household belongings or sports equipment, it's still good to be able to get in your storage unit any time of day even on the weekends and holidays. You don't want to realize something you need for a weekend getaway is in storage after the facility has already closed. With 24-hour access, you can go to your unit any time to get what you need.
What To Look For In A 24-Hour Storage Facility
If you ever have to go to your facility at night when it's dark, you'll appreciate good security and lighting. Ask about how you and others are granted access after hours. Each facility differs. You might have a personal code for a gate, or there might be a guard at the gate; just be sure the facility has an access system that keeps unauthorized people off the grounds at night.
Lighting is another important part of accessing your unit at night. Lighting around the units and grounds of the facility is important, but you also need lighting to see inside your storage unit so you can find what you need. In addition, there should be additional security features such as fencing and camera monitoring so the facility is protected and so you feel safe going to your unit after dark.
You may never have to use your unit in the middle of the night, but there may be evenings, holidays, or early mornings when you're glad you have 24-hour access to your belongings.Share