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The Questions You Should Ask When You Are Investigating Storage Companies

When you are shopping around for self-storage there are some questions you should ask the storage companies that you interview to ensure that you receive the best value and that all your needs are met. Since there are so many options to choose from you want to shop around and ask the right questions.  Here are some questions that are commonly asked:

Security Security is the most important factor when you are choosing a self storage facility.  You have to feel confident that your belongings will be safe wherever you decide to store them.  The security features that are offered in storage facilities do differ, so you should really understand what features each location offers.  Commonly, self-storage security features include:

  • Electronic gates that provide monitored access to the facility
  • 24/7 video surveillance
  • On-site staff who conduct frequent security checks
  • Alarm systems
  • Individual alarm systems on your storage unit
  • Good lighting inside and outside the facility

Accessibility It is important to ensure that the storage facility you choose is easily accessible when you need it.  This means that you want to look for a facility that is accessible:

  • 24 hours a day
  • 7 days a week
  • Is all one level so that you don’t have to move objects upstairs or wait in line for use of an elevator
  • Ensures that the facility is cleared of snow and ice during the winter months
  • Provides handicap accessibility

Cost Cost is always an important factor to consider.  You should ensure that you set a budget that considers all the possible charges that could be included with your storage unit (such as insurance).  In addition, you want to ensure that you shop around and compare prices with the features that are included.  Ultimately you will want to get the most bang for your buck so look for a reasonably priced unit that has all the necessities you are looking for like security and accessibility There are so many storage companies to choose from it can often feel overwhelming to look for the right one. James Snow Parkway Self-Storage offers secure, affordable year-round storage to the Milton and Coldwater areas.  With our 24-hour security and access you can rest assured your belongings will be safe and easily accessible whenever you need them. Contact a James Snow Parkway Self-Storage representative to learn about the variety of self-storage options, unit sizes and features we offer.

Milton Location

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8755 Holgate Crescent

Milton, ON


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Acton Location

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40 Commerce Crt 

Acton, ON


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Richmond Hill

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360 Newkirk Rd,

Richmond Hill,  ON


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Coldwater Location

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3015 Southorn Road

Coldwater, ON


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