A self storage unit is a great place to store overstock inventory, pharmaceutical samples, business documents, office equipment and tools for construction companies. We all know that self storage is an option to store business files and office equipment, but it is also an ideal place for construction workers, contractors, plumbers, electricians, and painters to store their tools and equipment during a project.
Many contractors, plumbers and painters actually work out of their vans, trucks or out of their homes and do not have “brick and mortar” locations or buildings to store their equipment. The cost of renting a storage unit is much, much lower than paying for rent and utilities for a storefront or a warehouse. By storing building materials and tools in a storage unit, contractors can keep their overhead low and their budget in check. Another way for contractors to keep overall costs down is to buy materials, supplies and tools in bulk and store them in a storage unit until these products are needed on a work site.
Construction workers and contractors have to take their equipment to and from their work site every day. Having a self storage unit in a centralized place, closer to their project location, makes it much easier for the contractor to transport equipment. Keeping the tools and equipment in a self storage unit will also help to protect them from damage from rain, temperature extremes or even vandalized if kept on a construction site. Placing smaller tools and construction equipment in plastic storage bins on shelving in a storage unit is the best way for contractors to keep their tools organized while in storage. The bins should be labeled and put on an inventory list, so contractors can easily find the equipment that they need when they need them.
Most self storage facilities have drive-up storage units, which allow easy access for contractors to load and unload their equipment. Convenient computerized gate access hours allow contractors, painters and plumbers to access their tools before they need to be on the job site. Magellan Storage facilities allow access to their facilities starting at 5am or 6am, depending on the facility. Deliveries of building supplies and materials can be accepted at some storage facilities, which allow the contractors to continue with their work and not have to wait around for that special tool, equipment or supplies. Larger storage units can also store trucks and larger equipment. Security measures such as video surveillance, individual storage unit alarms and gated gate and building entry gives the contractor peace-of-mind that their equipment will be safe while in storage.
Magellan Storage offers a variety of storage unit sizes from 5×5 to 10×30 for every type of storage need from tools to larger equipment storage. Stop in to any of our 6 storage facilities in Los Angeles and Orange County to find out more about how Magellan Storage can help construction companies, contractors, painters and plumbers keep an eye on their bottom line by storing their equipment in a self storage unit.