If you are moving your business to a new location, you may have too many things to move. If so, you can store these things in a storage facility to keep them safe. To help you, below are three things you should look for in the storage unit facility to ensure everything goes smoothly for you.

Ability to Drive Up

There are storage unit facilities that are large enough to allow you to drive your car right up to the unit. This will make it much easier for you to remove your things from your car and place them in the storage unit. This will also make it much easier when it comes time to take things out or if you ever want to empty the storage unit completely.

There should be enough room for you to have the ability to back your car up to the storage unit, as many things will likely be in the trunk of your car.


One important thing is security at the storage facility. Besides having a security system installed and someone at the facility 24/7 there are other security features you should look for. The facility should require that you enter a code or use a keycard in order to enter the facility. This not only keeps people out that do not have a storage unit but also allows the facility owner to keep track of who enters and exits the facility.

Instead of having a key to enter the storage unit, you can find some facilities that use a keypad to open the storage unit itself. There are also storage facilities that allow you to use your own lock on the units. If you do this, make sure you purchase high-quality locks that are difficult for the average person to break.

Ask the owner of the storage facility that you choose if you can install an alarm system inside your unit. This way, if it is broken into, an alarm will sound.

Ability to Control the Environment

Because you are a business you are likely putting some type of computer equipment, such as laptops, computers, routers, and more into the storage unit. All these things require temperature control. This means each individual unit will have their own thermostat that you can set the temperature yourself. For computers, the best room temperature is from 60 to 75 degrees.

Some units also allow you to control the humidity. This is beneficial because high humidity levels will cause moisture to build up on your computers. This moisture may also get inside the laptops, routers, etc., which will cause damage and may even completely ruin your equipment.

Talk with a company like Gorst Self Storage to learn much more about these three things.