Three Things You Need to Ask About Container Storage.
There are many important factors to consider when looking for container storage in Folkestone Kent. At Seaview Storage, we understand that when there are so many options out there, you need to ask the right questions to find the correct storage solution for you. Here are our top three things you should be asking when looking for a container storage solution.
How secure is your container storage?
When you put your possessions into container storage Folkestone Kent you have to make sure they’re completely protected from damage or theft. You need to ask what sort of security systems the storage facility has in place. Do they have CCTV? Are the ground patrolled, and if so how often. It also helps to ask how many break ins the company has had. You should also be able to search this on the internet. If someone has had a bad experience with the company, it’s likely they would have left a bad review or comment online.
Are there any limits to the access of my storage?
Some facilities allow you twenty four hour access whilst others do not. You need to make sure your container is secure but you can still access it whenever you want in case of an emergency. The first thing you should check about a storage facility is the hours they open to their customers. It’s no good if you need to retrieve something urgently and discover they don’t open at weekends.
Can you rent from month to month?
Determining exactly how much storage you have and for how long is of course the key components of storing away your possessions in the first place. It is however important to note the notice period you have for putting your possessions in and out of storage. Also there’s a possibility that you won’t be able to put your items into storage right away, there could be a waiting list. So if you’re planning to move home, or need to store on a specific date, make sure to ask when you can put your items into storage.
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How to Ensure Your Vehicle Stays Safe in Storage.
Will you be needing to store a vehicle any time soon? Seaview Storage offers vehicle storage in the Folkestone, Kent area. We understand that storing away your precious vehicle may seem very daunting. Here are a few vehicle storage tips to make sure your vehicle stays safe and sound while it’s being stored:
Leave Your Vehicle in the Best Condition.
Before you put your vehicle into vehicle storage Folkestone Kent make sure it’s in the best condition it can be. Give it a thorough cleaning. Small items like bird dropping, water stains and food crumbs can ruin paint or attract pests. When cleaning the exterior use a good cleaning product designed for vehicles, then follow up by vacuuming, cleaning the wheels and undersides, and then apply a good coat of wax. This will make sure your vehicle is in the best state to be stored.
Changing the oil and filling up the tank with petrol also helps your vehicle out. When oil sits for prolonged periods, it breaks down, filling engine parts with harmful sludged. Empty fuel tanks draw moisture. If you mix in a name-brand fuel stabilising compound, this will stop the petrol also breaking down to sludge when in storage.
Don’t Apply the Parking Brake.
Do not apply the parking brake when you put your vehicle into storage. This can cause the pads, cables, etc to stretch and/or wear down over time. To keep the car from rolling, you can place bricks or small pieces of wood against the tires. Make sure they fit snugly against the rubber
On the subject of tires, make sure they’re inflated to the recommended pressure whilst in storage. Failing to do so could create flat spots over time. Even better, remove the wheels altogether and support the car using four corner jack stands.
Cover your car.
Covering your car obviously protects it from dust or anything else that may fall on it during its time in storage. However make sure to cover the vehicle in a breathable material. Do no use plastic or other non-permeable fabrics, doing so traps direct and moisture against the vehicle, creating rust and other problems.
If you’re worried about mice or other vermin, stuff steel wool into the tailpipe, air vents and any other openings where they might try to enter. Remember to remove these when it comes to taking your vehicle back out!
Looking for vehicle storage in Folkestone, Kent or the surrounding areas? Seaview Storage is here for all your self storage needs. Find out more and contact us here!
3 Things You Need to Ask About Caravan Storage.
Providing secure caravan storage in Kent, and the surrounding areas, is one of Seaview Storage’s greatest goals. With 24 hour CCTV surveillance and a safe, dry and covered area to store your caravan, we are the perfect facility for you to store your caravan away for the winter. Yet what should you be looking for when you put your caravan into storage? Here’s our helpful guide to the three things you should always ask when considering caravan storage.
What are the dimensions of the storage space?
When considering caravan storage Kent, it’s important to take into consideration that not all caravans are the same shape and height. Coachbuilt caravans can be upwards of 2.7m in height rather than fixed roof caravans which can be around 2m. Motor caravans can also be quite long, over 7m for larger models! A storage space advertising for caravans may suits some sizes of caravan but not necessarily yours. Make sure you get the dimensions of your storage space before you make the trip to the storage site. There’s no point bringing over your caravan just to find it won’t fit in a little garage.
What security measures do they have?
Making sure your caravan is safe and secure is obviously the utmost priority. Here’s a few security features you should keep in mind:
Will your caravan be protected from the weather?
Caravans are of course made to be used outside, however it’s not ideal for them to sit around and be exposed to the elements for long periods. Be careful where you leave your caravan, especially if it is in an outside storage pitch. Leaves, berries, branches and bird droppings, nature has its ways of damaging your caravan when you least expect it. Undercover storage prevents these troubles, however even those conditions needs to be inspected. Check for signs of damp, icing over, and mold to make sure your caravan is being stored in the best conditions. The best possible ventilation should be found to keep your caravan safe.
Looking for caravan storage in Kent or the surrounding areas? Seaview Storage, based in Folkestone, is your ideal storage solution for everything from caravans and vehicles to households crates and containers. Find out more at www.seaviewstorage.co.uk.
Here at Seaview Storage in Folkestone, Kent, we understand that if you don’t know much about it, self storage can look very complicated. There are different types of self storage, different sized units, different lengths of stay and if you’re unsure about what exactly you need, finding the right storage solution for you can be tricky. However finding you the perfect self storage solution is our top priority. Here’s our step by step guide to how self-storage works.
The first thing you need to do is decide what you are storing and what category of storage these items will fall under. If you are decluttering your house and are storing things like household good and sports equipment, you’ll need household storage crates. If you want to store files or business documents, you’ll need business storage. For larger items you’ll need to store your possession in shipping containers. Cars and caravans often require their own specialist storage.
Choosing the right size of storage and how long you need to store your possessions there is essential to managing both your space and your money. By knowing exactly how long you need the storage can help you compare prices between facilities. Storage companies will often advise on the best size of container for your storage needs. It helps to get in contact to discover their range of prices and storage options.
When you choose a company, get in contact as soon as possible. Often they have contact forms on their website, or you could simply email or call them. They may have introductory offers now they know you are interested. Once you’re happy with the price they offer, make sure to reserve your storage unit or space straight away to avoid disappointment.
Ensuring your items are packed up properly is incredibly important. You don’t want to have them damaged in transit or in your unit, and the best way to secure their condition is to pack properly. Many storage companies offer a range of packaging materials from boxes to bubble-wrap. You can also buy these online. Make sure all your fragile items are wrapped piece and piece and boxes are padded to make sure items don’t move around and break when transported to the storage site.
Once your possessions are stored away, you can sit back safe in the knowledge that your chosen company will keep your items safe and secure. Your unit will be monitored by CCTV and any number of other top security systems so you will have peace of mind knowing your items are well looked after.
Looking for a safe and secure storage solution in the Folkestone area? Seaview Storage is here for all your secure storage needs. From household crates to shipping containers to our car and caravan storage, it’s never been easier to make space. Visit us at http://www.seaviewstorage.co.uk for more information, or contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Top 5 Tips For Choosing The Best Storage Company
Based in the Folkestone, Kent area, Seaview Storage is always finding the ideal self storage solutions for homeowners and businesses alike. However putting your possessions into storage can be daunting. Many storage companies offer very similar looking services, so it can be hard work choosing which one is right for you. Do you need the storage long term or short term? Do you want to share it with family or friends? Are there restrictions on the items you are allowed to store? These may be some of your concerns when choosing your ideal storage solution. Well, allow us to make your search a lot easier. Here are our top five tips on how to choose a storage company.
This is often the first concern for new self-storage users. You want to leave your possessions with a company you can trust. Most facilities will have CCTV cameras but make sure to find whether they are on twenty four hours a day and if they are consistently monitored. It is also important that security cameras cover more than just the entrance to ensure all areas are guarded. In terms of access, some facilities will require a PIN code to gain entry to the storage, whilst others have a manned reception or front office. It’s important to also note how study the doors to storage areas or containers are and how well they are secured.
In case of secure storage, low cost options may not always be the best, especially if its at the expense of other key factors such as location or security. It is essential to find out what the overall price you are given includes, and whether you will need to pay a deposit fee. Most storage companies offer introductory offers, which are a great way to attract customers. However you should always remember to find out the terms and conditions and how the price will change after the introductory period, especially if you’re planning on staying past that period.
3 Size and Suitability
This may be obvious, but make sure you choose a facility that can accommodate for the specific items you are putting into storage. Take into account whether you have a large size or quantity of items you wish to store, or whether you want to store more items later. Make sure the facility will be able to hold everything you wish to store at the same item, or that there is extra room for you if necessary. You must follow the guidelines put in place by the storage company regarding what their facilities are suitable for. Not all facilities will cater for every type of storage so make sure to check.
4 Opening Times
It is important to consider whether a storage company’s opening times suit your personal needs, especially if you need to access your storage outside of normal business hours. Facilities with 24 hour access are ideal if you work long or unusual hours. Make sure to check weekend opening hours as some facilities may be closed or have reduced access. Emergency access should also be considered - whether a facility can open for extra time and whether this incurs an additional charge.
Convenience and cost are two key factors when it comes to choosing a storage facility at a idea location. If you are planning on visiting the facility a lot, it’s better to choose one that is closer to home as it is easily accessible and reduces the cost of travel. A closer location may make up for a more expensive facility. However if you are only coming back to your storage unit occasionally, you may want to branch out a little and find a cheaper facility at a further distance.
Trying to work how to choose a storage company? Looking for your perfect self storage solution in the Folkestone area? Seaview Storage is here for all your secure storage needs. From storage containers to our household crates, it’s never been easier to make space for your house move or simple declutter Visit us at http://www.seaviewstorage.co.uk for more information, or contact us by emailing email@example.com
The Ultimate Self Storage Guide.
Here at Seaview Storage in Folkestone, Kent, we pride ourselves in our safe and secure storage solutions. However the first steps to great storage starts with you and how you prepare your items to be stored away. To make sure you get the best out of your storage solution, here’s our guide to making sure the self storage process goes as smoothly as possible.
Start by looking at how much you have to store and decide on a suitable location and size for your storage solution. How much space are your possessions going to fill? Deciding how big a container you need can save you time and money in the long run.
Remember to book your storage unit ahead of time to avoid disappointment.
It’s important to plan how you’ll move your possessions to the storage site. Can you fit it all in a car? Will you need to hire a van? Should you use the services of a removal company? For a long distance trip, choose a big enough vehicle that can move all your items at once. If the journey is short, then several small trips may be preferred.
When preparing to move your items into storage, make sure you have enough packing materials. The cost of not being prepared is damaged items so there’s no excuse not to get plenty of packing supplies.
Here are our top tips to making sure your possessions are safe and secure whilst in storage.
In the Van
Make sure to load your largest items first and pad the space between items. If your items move around too much they could become damaged. To prevent movement, you should also tie things down to make sure they don’t topple over or slide about.
Make sure everything you need for the journey, such as your wallet, keys and ID, are in one bag that is completely seperate to everything you wish to store. Put them in the cab of the van so not to get your bags confused.
At the Unit.
When it comes to storing away your possessions, start by lining the walls of your unit with big items of furniture. Use all the available space you have, open the doors of wardrobes and put boxes inside. If you can fit items into drawers, make use of this space. Be careful not to stack heavy items on top of light items.
Fabric sofas can be stored on their sides. If you wish to protect your sofa further, cover it with a sheet or a specially-designed sofa cover. Leather sofas on the other hand should be stored upright as the leather will sag if stored on their side.
Stack your boxes so the labels are easily visible, allowing you find everything easier when you come to take items out of storage. In a large unit, leave a central aisle so you can easily move your items in and out of storage.
Store appliances such as fridges or washing machines with the doors wedged open.
Put a dust sheet over your items for an extra layer of protection.
Need your perfect self storage solution in the Folkestone area? Seaview Storage is here for all your secure storage needs with 24hr CCTV surveillance and monitored alarms on all our storage areas. From household crates to our car and caravan storage, it’s never been easier to make space. Visit us at http://www.seaviewstorage.co.uk for more information, or contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org