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5 Things to Look for When Choosing a Self Storage Company

Thursday 05th July 2018

There are any number of reasons to make use of a self storage unit, but what should you be looking for when choosing one?

As a premier provider of self storage units, we’ve put together a handy list of things you should expect from your self storage company.

Premium security

This should be the number one priority for any customer. It doesn’t matter if you're storing important business documents or personal belongings, you must always pick a facility where security is paramount. Things to look for including 24-hour CCTV recording, adequate lighting in and around the units, and door alarms in the event of a break-in.

Environmentally static

Climate-controlled storage units are becoming increasingly popular, since so many items can fall prey to atmospheric conditions if the temperatures and the humidity are not adequately maintained. Poorly controlled environments can result in warped wood, rusted metal, and rotted paper materials.


When is a self storage unit not a self storage unit? When it’s a workshop, or an office, or a trade counter. At their heart, self storage units are big, empty, metal buildings. Whilst using them to store items and belongings makes sound practical sense, the best self storage companies will utilise them for a number of diverse purposes.

Vehicle storage

When you need to put your vehicle into storage, specialised long-term garages can be exorbitantly expensive, especially when many self storage companies offer comparable services. Many Big Padlock venues include ample room for storing caravans, for instance.

Customer service

No matter how good the facilities, dealing with rude or incompetent staff will leave a sour taste in your mouth. Always choose a storage company whose team are helpful and professional from first point of contact.

At Big Padlock, we offer self storage units in Cardiff, Liverpool, Wirral, Aberdare, Ayr, Huyton and Wrexham, which offer all of this and more. Call us today for a free, no-obligation quote.

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