Types of Storing Rooms: Climate Control
Most storeroom rental facilities have both indoor and outdoor units. Outdoor units have drive-up access from outside, and the climate controlled ones are accessed from inside a air-conditioned hallway. You may be offered a choice of fully climate-controlled (air-conditioned and heated) room in your indoor locker.
You will need climate-control if you are storing anything that could be damaged by extremes of humidity and temperature. Such items include leather and suede furniture or clothing, fragile papers, oil paintings, antique wooden furniture and electronics.
While you're thinking about climate control, you should also ask the manager of facility about their pest and rodent control measures. Insects and rodents can find their way into what looked like the most impervious of rental units, and they will wreak as much havoc on your belongings as climate extremes. As well, you should also look carefully for any telltale signs of water damage around the premises.
If you have a vehicle which needs to be stored such as a boat on a trailer, an extra car or a large RV, all of our AAA facilities can accommodate you with outdoor parking. Some of them also provide covered parking and even fully enclosed parking. Call our rental office to find out what parking is available for you.
Your next consideration should be security. The security measures at any AAA Storage facility begins with its perimeter fencing and lighting system. You will always find a fully contained perimeter and a lighting system that lights up the grounds all night long.
Digital, computer-controlled gate access gate codes are essential, as are keypad access codes. A gate code will allow you entry and exit into the facility, while a keypad access code will get you into the elevators, or onto the floors where your goods are being stored. The management will keep updated computer records of who has access to which codes. Top-on-the-line properties use the latest in electronic surveillance technology. Closed-circuit television cameras will monitor and record everything going on in and around the units.
Finally, you'll be expected to protect your own locker with a secure, case-hardened steel disc-lock. At AAA, we give you the very best Disc Lock for free, as our Move-In Gift to you. Talk to the management about this free gift, that are the best locks to protect your possessions.
Your best chance of keeping your possessions safe, however, is to be careful about what you store to begin with. It does not make good sense to keep valuable jewels, coin or stamp collections, important documents in stock certificates, and of course cash in a rental locker room. Items like this belong in a safety deposit box.
Business Storing Considerations
If you need business storing rooms, you have a few additional things to consider. Whether you're moving your business, and need a place while you're in transit, or simply need additional inventory or record space, you'll have no trouble finding a AAA facility to accommodate you. But as a business owner, you might appreciate a few business-friendly features. Look for facility which will give you a short-term contract so that you don't end up being penalized for an early termination. At AAA, our facilities allow you access at any time of the day any day of the year. (There may be a small fee for this, but check with your specific store.) Also, our facilities will accept deliveries for you, as well. Check you make sure that the road leading to our grounds is wide enough to accommodate your business vehicles. If your inventory requires them, ask our managers to help you plan out racks inside the units, to help you keep your inventory organized. And special lighting inside can also be accommodated on a case-by-case basis. Please discuss this with the facility managers.