Emergencies can strike with little to no warning, especially in the case of natural disasters. Unfortunately, you may not always be granted the ability to be prepared. However, there are some instances where you have the time to prepare your belongings before disaster strikes.
When it comes to items you have in a storage unit, there are steps you can take to ensure your items are protected in the event of an emergency. Keep reading as we discuss a few precautionary measures that will pay off in the long run.
When putting items in bins, be sure to use the bins that are water/airtight. These bins come in handy in the event that flooding or a hurricane strikes. If you live in an area that is prone to heavy rains, watertight bins are a must.
This may seem a little odd, but be sure to keep a flashlight inside of your storage unit. Having one on hand will help in the event that the power goes out, rather than you having to search for belongings in the dark you will have an emergency light source. If you are going to your unit after an emergency, you will probably want to be able to see your way around.
Temperature Sensitive Items
If you have any belongings made of wood, leather, rubber or metal in storage, it is important to protect them from extreme temperatures. When exposed to high temperatures these items can become damaged. Electronics like televisions, documents and artwork should be put in temperature-controlled units to ensure their safety and to keep them from becoming damaged.
Keep Important Documents
Items like passports, birth certifications, identification cards and other important documentation should be kept at your place of residence. This will help you to have easy access to them when needed and ensure they remain safe.
First and foremost, you should get yourself to safety in the event of a disaster. Be sure to have an evacuation plan in place and a clear idea of how to get to a safe location in the event an emergency arises. The plan should be reciprocated to friends and family, so they know where to go or how to reach you.
When it comes to your personal belongings, there is no such thing as being overly prepared. This preparedness should be considered for items placed in your storage unit, in addition to items kept at home. By using the above tips, it will help keep your items safe in the event that an emergency situation arises.
We have units from small to large, that are climate controlled. You may only need us for a few months, or you may find that our units fit your long-term plans. Give us a call or come see us and protect your treasures!
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