Tenant Protection Plans

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Whatever your reason for seeking out self-storage – storing valuables between a move, keeping excess inventory or just clearing out clutter – you want the peace of mind knowing your belongings are protected. Tenant protection plans provide that comfort by covering the cost of your valuables, both for commercial storage and personal storage.

Do you need a tenant protection plan?

If you are a homeowner or renter you may already have some coverage for your stored items if you have homeowner or Tenant Protection Plan. Read through your policy to understand what is covered, any policy exclusions, deductibles and coverage limits. Even with your current policy, you may want to purchase an additional storage unit protection plan.

What does a tenant protection plan cover?

The coverage will depend on the policy – so make sure to read it carefully. Typically, a self-storage tenant protection plan will cover any damage due to:

  • Fire or lightning
  • Cyclone, tornado, hurricane, windstorm, hail or other storms
  • Weight of ice, snow or sleet, as well as collapse of building
  • Smoke or water damage (flooding may or may not be excluded)
  • Vandalism, burglary or malicious mischief

How much does a tenant protection plan cost? How much will it cover?

Again, the answer will depend on your policy. Most policies will have a deductible and cover up to a certain amount. The higher your coverage, the more you will pay for your monthly premium.

Additional tips for keeping items safe

A protection plan  is great to have, but there are a few things to keep in mind that will limit the risk of damage. First, ensure that your items are locked in your unit. A disk or cylinder lock provides the highest level of security. Be smart about how you store items. Use pallets or shelves to keep things off the ground and cover with plastic sheets to protect against moisture and dust. Keep in mind that extremely valuable items might not be the best self-storage candidates. You should also never store flammable or hazardous materials.

Learn more about self-storage

Are you interested in learning more about our storage unit tenant protection plans? Talk to the storage experts onsite at our storage facility in Jonesboro, GA and Decatur, GA on Flat Shoals Pkwy and Panthersville Rd!

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