Humans have been attempting to control the climate since our early days when we discovered that fanning ourselves would cool the sweat on our skin and lower our body temperature. According to Slate, the Romans took this a step further with their aqueduct system built into the walls of homes. Finally, in 1902, the first modern air conditioning system was invented.
Today, we still enjoy climate control, whether it’s for our own personal comfort or our belongings. Commercial business owners especially care about the latter, however, which is why deciding on whether to store a storage container in a storage facility or on-site during a move, remodel or expansion is such a big decision. Let’s take a look at the benefits of each option and help you decide which is right for you.
Benefits to Storing Your Container at a Storage Facility
Certain office and business items (important documents, fine art, etc.) require climate control, which is why a commercial storage facility is worth the investment. Here are some reasons why storage facilities make sense for commercial businesses:
- Containers are stored in a permanent concrete-and-steel facility
- Containers are monitored by a 24-hour alarm system
- Containers are protected by a fire sprinkler system
- Storage by the month is available with only a one-month minimum
Benefits of Storing Your Container On Site
Of course, some businesses may need a little more flexibility for moves or storage. In that case, a portable commercial storage container might be the best option. Here are some of the advantages of storage containers for commercial businesses:
- They’re easily transported to the location of your choice
- They can remain on location while they’re being unpacked or accessed
- They protect items from the weather and theft
- Many have smooth interiors and features like tie-downs, translucent roofs and more
Choosing the Right One
So, the big commercial storage question is this: is storing the container on-site or at a storage facility right for you? The answer depends largely on the items you’re wanting to store and the length of time you need to store them. At SAM (Store & Move), you can rent a commercial moving container and use it on-site during your remodeling, relocation or expansion. Or, you can move the container to our 66,000 sq. ft., climate-controlled storage facility for longer-term storage. The choice is up to you.
If you’re in need of commercial storage, contact SAM (Store & Move) today for a free quote.