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What You Need to Know Before Renting Las Vegas Storage Units

March 13, 2018

Whatever your reasons for seeking out Las Vegas storage units—whether it’s because you are moving to a smaller home or if your current home has become too cluttered—you have a lot of choices. How do you know what to look for when you are seeking a safe place to store your belongings? To help you with your decision, these are some of the standard features we offer at Storage Durango Blue Diamond.

Read on for tips on what to ask each facility before you sign on the dotted line.

How Often Is Someone at the Storage Facility if I Have Questions?

Most storage facilities are staffed less than seven days a week during normal operation hours, but this is something you want to verify before you sign a contract. Storage Durango Blue Diamond is open from 8am-6pm 7 days a week!

During What Hours Will I Have Access to My Storage Unit?

You’ll want to find out not only when you can access your storage unit but also how. Many facilities have a code that you’ll need to enter before coming in through the gate. Some also have security on the premises after hours, so you may need to check in with them. Depending on what your own schedule is and what your are going to be storing, this is essential information to find out ahead of time.

Do I Need to Have Insurance for My Storage Unit?

In the event of theft or natural disaster, it’s important that the items in your unit be insured for their replacement value. Check with your homeowner's insurance to see if they cover offsite storage.

Has There Ever Been Property Damage to My Storage Unit, Such as a Flood?

If your unit isn’t protected from natural disasters, such as flooding, this means your belongs might be ruined—or completely destroyed. Find out the facility’s history of problems, particularly with flooding. If there was water in the unit, find out how much and find out what they’ve done to prevent the same from happening again. If there was just a bit of water, and nothing was done to permanently mitigate the problem, it might be easy enough to raise your items by putting them crates. But make sure this is something you feel comfortable with first.

Is There an Alarm in the Storage Unit?

Security is important so you know your belongings will be safe when you are not there. Find out about security at the facility, including the presence of any alarms. Find out what happens in the event of a break-in. Who is notified? Will the police show up automatically? Get the details ahead of time and make sure you are comfortable with their processes.

Whether you are downsizing (here are some tips for doing just that) or just trying to get rid of the excess clutter in your home or garage, it’s time to find the right storage unit facility for your needs. The go-to storage unit facility for residents of Las Vegas is Storage Durango Blue Diamond! Contact us today at 702-361-3304 or visit us online at