Published On: Wed, Nov 22nd, 2017

5 Ways to Ensure Safety of Commercial Items in a Storage Unit

If you are in need of storing raw materials, office supplies, customer orders, machinery or any other products for your business and there is no space at the factory or office, the best place to do that is in a storage facility. According to US News, such facilities provide easy, safe and convenient storage solutions for businesses at affordable costs. Even so, if you opt to rent storage units Marietta for commercial items, it is important to take deliberate measures to ensure that your goods remain in good condition during the storage period.

Here are important steps you can take to ensure the safety of the commercial goods you keep in a storage unit:

  • Opt for a storage unit that suits your commercial products

It is not always easy to tell what kind of storage unit would be suitable for commercial products such as finished goods, raw materials and machinery. However, you can determine that using online tools such space estimator and size guide to tell how much space you need and the number of items you can store in a stipulated space. Using such tools can help you tell the size of storage space you’ll need and make it easy for you to find one.

  • Identify the right packing for your commercial products

Using appropriate packing material goes a long way in keeping your commercial items safe during storage. For fragile items such as electronics and glass, consider finding the right packing materials way in advance. Use proper packing materials for different products. For instance use bubble wrap to pack glass and electronics and label your boxes accordingly.

  • Buy insurance for your commercial products

Though you need to consider leasing a storage unit in a secure location, you need to be alive to the fact that some calamities like floods, extreme weather conditions or fire that damage your products cannot be accounted for by the storage company. As such, insure expensive products such as machinery, glass and electronics so you can be compensated in case a loss occurs.

  • Understand the kind of temperatures your products need

Some commercial products just have to be kept under proper conditions to avoid damage. For instance, storage units that have temperature controls are ideal for keeping electronics because exposure to too much cold causes damage to batteries. It may also cause fluids or inks in the products to freeze. Other products require that a storage space remain cool, at room temperature throughout to avoid moisture that can damage them or cause them to rust. Knowing the kid of temperature your products require enables you to decide whether you need to lease units with climate control or not.

  • Select a good company to move your products

Transfer of commercial goods can be costly and there are so many scams in the market that can cost you losses. Before you hire a moving company to help you transfer your products to a storage unit, be sure to read what other customers say about the company online. Also, source for quotes from different companies so you make an informed decision.

Author: M Rafiq

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