A.B. Richards knows that when we deliver a portable storage container to your home or work site, you’re going to use it to keep items that are very important to you safely. Whether it’s important documents, antique furniture, or your business assets, we understand that one of the most important things our customers consider when they’re choosing a storage unit is security. You want the peace of mind to know that the items you store will stay where they are. A.B. Richards storage units are built sturdy to make sure you have the most secure product possible. We also want to let you know about other ways our storage containers can keep your valuables safe.
A.B. Richards Lets You Store Near Your Location
One of the benefits of having a portable storage unit from A.B. Richards is that you can keep it close by. Leaving your items at a remote storage facility, particularly one with easy public access, leaves them vulnerable. In 2013, ABC News did a report on break-ins at self-storage facilities.
Brad Garrett, a former FBI agent told the network that it’s difficult to “assess storage theft only because most of it, I think, does not get reported.” But a lack of security around temporary storage facilities can lead to crime, according to Garrett.
“The locking systems are extremely poor and the ability for people to go into them twenty-four hours a day sort of make them ripe for people to steal items if they have a pass to get in,” he said.
Steps to Take to Secure Your Items
In addition to keeping your valuables close to where you are, there are other steps you should consider taking before you store items. Make certain that you have a strong lock. The La Vernia County, (Calif.) News recommends getting a steel case-hardened shackle disk type lock, according to their police department. You should also store your most valuable items in the back of your unit.
It’s important that you create a personal inventory of what you’re putting into storage. Angie’s List suggests going from room to room and taking photos of furniture, electronics, and other important items you store. You should also document what you’re storing as you put it into the unit.
Insurance issues can be critical when you’re storing your valuables. The Insurance Information Institute recommends that you ask your insurance brokers if you’re covered for possessions you may be keeping off-premises. Some homeowner’s policies will cover this. You should also consider looking into adding special insurance for any expensive items you might want to store. This would include things such as art, jewelry, or silver.
A.B. Richards Offers A Safe Way to Protect Your Belongings
You should always make sure your unit is clean and well maintained and you should use a unit that can protect what you store from the elements.
A.B. Richards has portable storage containers that are clean, solid and weather-proof. They’re made from 14-gauge steel and feature thick, heavy-duty steel walls and swing-out doors and can be secured with a lock. They’re fireproof, waterproof and weatherproof. If you’re looking to protect your belongings. Contact A.B. Richards today.