When you put the lock on your stored goods in Portable Storage Units from UNITS® and stored that container at one of our facilities, you should be able to rest easy. Your goods in a safe place until the day you once again need them.

But security is a two-way street and to ensure that all belongings are taken care of, we ask our customers to make sure they are taking all of the necessary precautions on their end to secure their stored items.

Studies show that most self-storage burglaries are the result of an “inside job” by criminals masquerading as customers. Rest assured that as a network of locally owned and operated franchises, we make personal relationships with many of our customers in need of long term storage. That being said, you can never be too cautions and you should never share with others a list of items you’ve packed away, and do not freely disclose the location of your storage unit.

The other message here is: Do not store any illegal items (such as drugs). You’d be inviting a break-in and such storage is, of course, against the law.

There are other items you should not place in storage. Among them:

  • Hazardous materials. No chemicals, oil, or gas.
  • Live animals or plants. Neither will survive and what is left will rot.
  • Food. Especially perishables.
  • Wet or scented items. Mold is an enemy.

When you use UNITS® for storage, you want your items safe and secure. You want them not only out of sight but safely out of mind. Follow these simple tips and trust UNITS® for your storage needs.

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