Throughout time, your shiny, new storage unit will require some maintenance. These maintenance issues are often caused by the same factor that keeps your business afloat, your customers. While moving out, or into their storage unit, a careless tenant can back in to a door with a large piece of furniture or knick a corner, causing you small, but necessary repairs before getting the unit back on the market for resale. Here are some easy ways you can build your storage unit, and maintain that unit to withstand the beating it may take over time.
First of all, it is important to choose the supplier for your building supplies wisely. Make sure that the products that they are offering you are going to last. This can include checking to make sure that the products are of high quality, and strength. Buying doors for your unit that include advanced spring technology can prevent future maintenance issues, like the replacement of a broken spring. This kind of replacement can prove to be expensive for you as owner, but also inconvenient for the tenant of the unit. By using the most resilient and strong materials in the industry, you can prevent many of the maintenance issues that could arise over time. Buying these materials may prove to be costly at first, but by not cutting corners in the beginning, you are saving yourself both time and money in the end.
It is imperative to make sure that you understand your parts. This includes being aware of how often you may need to change certain materials, and how you are going to go about getting that done if a problem should arise. Make sure that you are dealing with a company that has a department there to assist you should an issue arise. The department can have the parts that you need sent to you, assist you in repairing those parts, and can also sometimes provide technical support to you when it is needed. You want to make sure that you are dealing with a company you can trust in order to ensure your parts are going to be available when you need them.
Plan a scheduled maintenance check of your units. Checking your building regularly for any maintenance issues that may arise can help to prolong the life of your business. Often times, the roof panels on a storage unit require regular repairs as weather is often unfriendly to the panels and can create a great deal of wear and tear.
Repairing small problems as they arise on your building can help to reduce labor costs, and also the cost of materials. Small repairs can be done in a short period of time and to not require you to move a tenant’s valuables out of the space (which saves you money). The more extensive the repair, the more timely and costly fixing it becomes, so save yourself time and money and inspect regularly!
Try to keep your building looking as new as possible by asking your supplier ways to prevent common problems such as paint damage on your building from dirt, sun, or even salt. They may be able to provide an easy to use product to avoid the damage, which, in the end, can cost less than repairs that need to be done after the damage has taken place. To prevent fading of your building, you can also wash it regularly with soap and water.
As the market for storage units becomes more and more competitive, you want to make sure your site stuns customers with its curb-appeal. Make sure that any trash left over from tenants is disposed of as soon as possible, make sure that your lawn is mowed, windows are clean, and that any broken landscape materials are repaired before showing potential tenants around the area. Remember that people WILL pay more for a site that is visually appealing, well taken care of, and safe!