It’s the nightmare everyone has when they’re putting items into storage. A Toledo, Ohio woman put all of her belongings in a remote storage unit because she had to move in with her mother. She traveled to the unit periodically and there were no problems, but when it came time to move her stuff out she discovered her belongings were chewed up by mice.
“I have nothing,” she told WTOL-TV in Toledo. “Everything I had, they chewed. I have no furniture left. I have no sofa, I have no wing-backed chairs, I have no recliner and I have no king-sized mattress, no box springs left.”
When you store your goods, the most important thing to consider is whether your belongings are safe. When you rent a ground level portable storage unit from A.B. Richards, you know that you’re going to have a secure place to store your items.
A.B. Richards Containers Are Durable and Safe
A.B. Richards rents a sturdy, durable storage unit. We’re a rental company, we can’t sell the storage containers to you and you can’t alter them, but we’ll bring them to wherever they’re needed. That’s the first way A.B. Richards keeps your containers safe. You can keep your belongings nearby and on your property. You won’t have to go across town to periodically check your stuff.
The next level of protection is A.B. Richards durability. Our portable storage units are weather-proof and fire-proof. These containers are made of 14-gauge steel and they have 1 3/8-inch hardwood floors. They have two doors that open out and can be secured by a sturdy padlock.
If you do have to store items away from your home or business property, for example, if you own a construction company and need to keep equipment in your portable storage container at a job site, you should take precautions. for example, it’s a good idea to keep the unit in a well lit area. It’s also very important for safety purposes to make certain all equipment is off.
Don’t Store Unsafe Items
You should also understand that your stored goods are only going to be safe if you store them safely. There are certain things you shouldn’t bring into your storage unit. among them are flammable and hazardous materials such as chemicals, which certainly shouldn’t be stored near other chemicals that can potentially create a dangerous mix. Be careful of things like gasoline, kerosene, propane and motor oil. In terms of chemicals, beware of ammonia, aerosols, poisons and pesticides. Dangerous substances like asbestos shouldn’t be stored.
It’s also wrong to store animals in storage units and you should be aware that perishable foods and plants can contaminate your storage units.
A.B. Richards Makes Storage Convenient
We know how important your belongings are, that’s why A.B. Richards makes storage safe, easy and convenient. We can provide you with 20-foot storage containers for smaller lots, and if you have a large amount of items to store, we’ll give you 40-foot containers or our 40-foot Jumbo containers with an extra foot of head room. To get started, contact us today.