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Renting a self-storage unit for short or long-term materials or equipment storage is an essential aspect of business for construction companies. Contractors are increasingly mobile, bidding on projects and jobs throughout the area or region, and need both secure and affordable storage options in order to maximize profitability.
Storage World offers Atlanta construction companies material storage and equipment storage solutions that help accomplish those goals, maximizing contractor’s bottom lines with every storage unit.
Our customer support team is also available to assist with contractor storage questions at each of our self-storage facilities throughout Atlanta, GA. Some of those critical tips related to tool storage, material, and equipment storage are also highlighted below.
A few basic tool storage tips can help keep construction equipment and tools in good working condition. Store small contractor tools in organized containers within your self-storage unit – the plastic bins will help protect the tools from dirt, dust and other impediments that may cause damage. The real beauty of plastic bins is that they are both easy to stack and easy to transport, not to mention the organization benefit they provide! Label the boxes appropriately so that you and your team can find tools quickly and easily when you need to.
Self-storage facilities with wide aisles and drive-up storage units allow contractors to quickly load and unload the equipment, tools, and materials they need on a daily basis. This is something a contractor will want to look for when choosing a storage unit location. Accessibility is critical – if a storage unit is inaccessible it will cost the contractor valuable time and energy.
For contractors working in hot, humid environments a climate controlled storage unit is a great investment to help mitigate the risk of damage to tools and equipment. Humidity can cause tools to rust and heat can impact electronic equipment. While climate controlled storage units are no guarantee against damage, such units are a wise preventative measure for contractors looking to get the most out of their units.
Convenience is another amenity worth seeking out – no contractor wants lost time on the job. Computerized gate access allows all different types of contractors, from electricians to plumbers, to pick up tools early in the morning before the work day starts on the job site. It is a great feeling to be able to continue working – not having to worry and wait for the supplies to be delivered off-site.
From a contractor’s perspective, it is nice to be able to focus on the job and not worry about the security of your materials and equipment. Security amenities to look for include:
• Video surveillance
• Keypad entry
• Good lighting
Storage World offers many different sizes of storage units and many different locations around the Atlanta, GA area. Stop by a storage facility near you to learn more!