A good storage unit can really come in handy when moving into a smaller home, or when you just need to store your belongings for a couple of months. These units are usually taken care of, and you can be sure that your things will be safe. There are a few different aspects of the storage unit that you are going to want to look at before you put your belongings inside. Here are just a few thing to look at when you start shopping around for a good storage unit facility

Pest Control

When you are looking at the different units in your area, you should always be on the lookout for any signs of pests. Pests come in all shapes and sizes. You want to look for any sign of rodents. Usually you will see fecal pellets if there is a rodent in the facility. You will also want to look for signs of insects. Rodents and insects can do a lot of damage to your belongings, and there should not be any pests in your unit. Talk to the storage unit facility manager and discuss what they are doing to keep pests out of their units. 

Temperature Control

If you have valuable possessions that you do not think should be exposed to freeze and thaw cycles, then you are going to want to get a climate controlled storage unit. A climate controlled storage unit is just going to keep the storage unit at a constant temperature. This can be very important if you are storing electronics or other thing that can expand and contract in freeze thaw cycles. If you have electronics the metal can expand and contract during freeze thaw cycles and the components can stop working properly. 


Most of the storage unit facilities are great about keeping thieves out of their facility. You want to look for a storage unit facility that takes security very seriously. One of the very best things that a storage unit facility can have is a security camera. If a burglar does come into the area, then the storage unit manager will be able to see them on the camera. It is also ideal when the facility only has one or two entrances to the facility. The gates should be tall and have either barbed wire or razor wire on top. You want your storage unit facility to have as much security precautions in place as possible.