Self Storage Guy,
have a complaint, Why do all your managers make me drive
so slow? I mean, is 10 or 15 MPH, really too fast? and why
can't my friends follow me through the gate? It takes to
much time to wait and to drive that slow.
to hear that you don't like the rules but they are very
important. The speed limit is there to protect you as well
as our other customers. While you might think its a great
place to drive fast because it all seems so empty, the reality
that our facilities are all at capacity and you could find
anywhere from 300-400 cars around any corner. The main reason
we enforce the speed limits so strenuously is for the children.
In the past we have had Children as young as 2 step in front
of cars and the only reason they didn't get hurt is because
the people in those cars were following the rules. In addition
to small children, we also have hearing and physically impaired
customers that may not be able to hear you or move out of
the way if you are not doing the speed limit. Last but not
least this rule is also for management safety. In the past
managers walking and on their golf carts have been hit by
customers who were driving too fast. So while we value you
as a customer, we also value our own lives and the safety
of others that we are responsible for. Drive slow, relax,
take your time, in today's busy world isn't it nice to have
one place in the world that forces you to slow down.
speed limits, our gate rules provide a variety of safety
functions. When you come in the gate it turns off your door
alarm, when you leave it turns it back on. Those are the
basics, but in addition to that important safety feature,
our gates also take pictures of the drivers, passengers,
Front Licence Plates and what is in the back of open trucks
when they are leaving. It even counts the cars and help
us manage our traffic so we know who and where everyone
is at any given time.
You may know the car behind you is your friend but we don't,
and to help insure safety and prevent break-ins & thefts
we need know who is in each car and where they are going
on our lot. So remember to code in and out for each car
and help us make sure your stuff will be here when you get
while you may think the rules can be a pain, they really
are there to protect you, your family and your belongings.
The Self Storage Guy
U-Stor Self Storage Guy,
the kids, the job, and life in general I just don't have time
to get in and make my payment this month is there any way
I can pay you over the phone or on-line.
Too Busy to Pay
You are in luck, because now there are even more ways to pay
for your storage with U-Stor Self Storage. As always you are
welcome to bring your payment directly to us or even mail
it to us. But we also offer other ways to pay for busy people
like yourself. The easiest way to pay is to set up an auto
draft from your credit or debit card. All U-Stor Self Storage
this auto-draft service and it is the best way to guarantee
NO HASSLE, and NO LATE FEES.
If you want to pay over the phone or on-line, then we have
two services to make your life easier. We offer a toll free
number you can call to make payments over the phone with no
pre-authorization needed. Or if you are into the internet
we also have a new online payment system. To take advantage
of these great new payments systems all you need to do is
call the manager at your U-Stor Self Storage Facility and
they will gladly provide you with the phone number and/or
a URL to make this type of payment. There is a small conveience
charge for this service usually under $3.00 for this type
of payment and you must know your unit number and the name
the account is in.
U-Stor Self Storage Guy,
I am moving into a new house but it won't be
ready for 2 more months and I have already sold the house
I am living in, I want to store my furniture during this time
but I have nice stuff and I don't want it to mold or warp
in the heat. Is there anything I can do besides rent climate
controlled storage which is so expensive to keep my items
Too Much Stuff
Climate control really shouldn't be necessary for the short
amount of time you are going to be storing and there are lots
of ways to make your items safer and less susceptible to climate
damage. First off choose a a place to store your stuff that
is built to help keep your items cooler. At U-Stor self storage
we do this by using superior construction techniques that
keep your belongings cooler than traditional storage. Our
solid brick wall construction with gabled and shingled roofs
help keep your items cooler than metal storage buildings by
providing better insulation against the elements and a way
for the heat to rise and vent from our units. We also use
drywall inside for both fire prevention and residual humidity
control. Other things you can do to help keep your items safe
Always use pallets or boards to keep your fine furniture from
resting on the cement floor. Cement, by its very nature will
hold some moisture and contains lime which is a corrosive.
The pallets help protect your items 2 ways, by preventing
contact with he cement and by providing ventilation around
your items. Even covering the floor with plastic or cardboard
boxes is better than just tossing the items in.
Cover your items with old cotton sheets to protect them from
dust and from mold. Mold is most often brought in by the dust
which carries it around the world.
Do not move when it is raining, even a light drizzle can allow
your items to collect moisture. If you place wet items in
a storage room they will grow mold, so make sure all your
items are clean and dry before placing them in the unit. Also,
leave refrigerator and freezers doors open to prevent mold
from growing inside the units.
Products such as DampRid
that help control humidity can be purchased online or at a
local stores such as; Wallgreens, Walmart or C.V.S. .
Last but not least make sure you have the proper size self
storage unit, bigger is always better than too small as this
allows better ventilation, keeps your items looking nicer
and makes it much easier to find something when you need it.
U-Stor Self Storage Guy,
Recently I purchased my dream car, a 1972
Corvette, it is in mint condition and I would like to keep
it that way. I want to put it somewhere that allows me access,
but I don't want it to be out on the street and my current
garage is already full. Can I store my car with you?????
There Classic Car Guy,
only can you store the car with us, but we meet the security
requirements of most insurance companies* by providing you
with solid brick buildings, digital video security cameras,
on-site management and most importantly, our door alarm system
which allows you 24/7 access to your car.
with your insurance agent to see what their security requirements
are to maintain coverage on your classic car. Please note
that some proof of ownership and insurance on the vehicle
is required to store you vehicle at U-STOR.