Hurricane season began in June of this year and lasts until November 30, 2020. If you reside in a region that is prone to hurricanes pounding on your shores or funneling through your area once onshore, you may be wondering if renting a storage unit during this tumultuous time of year is a good option for protecting your belongings.For those who have already rented a storage space, the uncertainty of what to expect during what is an already record-setting hurricane season may be stressful. At Treasure Island Storage, we can appreciate this anxiety and have some insights into what you can do to protect your household and personal items if a hurricane should strike. It’s Never Too Late to Rent a Storage Unit Many families try to wait until the last possible moment to finalize their hurricane plans since these natural phenomena can change course in a matter of hours. Fortunately, with today’s advanced weather warning technology, this means you will have plenty of time to go rent a storage unit if your area is within the path of a storm. Local storage facilities frequently have open units available and have a streamlined application process that can have you unloading your stuff in a matter of minutes.Worried about price gouging? Local laws usually have regulations in place that make such pricing practices illegal. Does the Storage Company Have a Hurricane Plan? Hurricanes can cause catastrophic damage to buildings, so make sure to ask upfront what plan your storage provider has in place to protect against storm damage. Preparatory measures against these extreme natural forces should be a high priority factor when choosing a storage facility to protect your belongings.With that said, once a hurricane has passed through your area, be patient. The storage company may not be able to immediately answer or return calls while it assesses any potential damage to their buildings. Just like you, they must ensure the area is safe before they can allow customers back on the property. Use Your Storage ...
October 28th, 2020