12 Nov Why Trades Professionals Use Kamloops Storage
Many trades professionals use our Kamloops storage facility as an alternative to storing work-related items in cramped offices, inadequate building storage, or in the case of many freelance trades people, at home. Most trades people have experienced how tools and other items accumulate over the years and the frustration of running out of storage space. Items are not easily found when needed, are susceptible to damage, and in the case of expensive equipment, tools and materials, are at risk of theft.
If you use a Kamloops self storage facility, your items are close by and secure, and you’ll have more space in your office storage, home storage, basement, or garage.
Advantages of Valleyview Mini Storage
- Modern, clean, and well maintained.
- The latest security features including FOB-only access and video surveillance.
- Climate-control technology protects belongings from extreme temperatures and humidity, which are often the cause of damage to items kept in storage.
- Convenient location just off Trans Canada Highway provides easy access from most areas of Kamloops.
- 7 am to 7 pm storage access, seven days per week.
- More than 45 storage unit sizes available.
What Kinds of Trades Use Our Kamloops Storage?
Examples of trades that use self storage for equipment and supplies:
- Interior designers
- Landscapers, lawn care and gardeners
- Renovation companies
The list above is by no means complete. Most trades that carry tools, equipment and supplies from job to job find off-site storage an indispensable part of doing business.
Types of Equipment & Items Stored by Trades People
- Hand tools
- Power tools
- Toolboxes and cases
- Saws and saw tables
- Supplies and parts
- Pressure washers
- Tarps and drop cloths
- Unused office furnishings
- Unused office equipment
- Business document archives
What You Can’t Store: Valleyview Mini Storage (like most Kamloops storage companies) does not allow customers to store flammable or combustible liquids (e.g. gas and other fuels, oil, paint, stain, turpentine and other thinners and solvents), perishable foods or plants.
Truck Canopies, Vans, and Tool Trailers are Not Secure.
A Kamloops Storage Unit Could Save You Thousands of Dollars
Vehicle break and enters are common in every city, and Kamloops is no exception. Recently, Kamloops Now reported that local RCMP recorded a massive rise in vehicle break ins – 36 during the week of Nov 2-9, 2020 – three times that of the previous week. Theft from vehicles is typically high because it’s easy money for thieves, who can be in and out of your locked vehicle in less than a minute.
If you think your work vehicle is safe because it’s parked at home, think again. If you leave your tools in a vehicle, garage or a trailer (thieves may take the entire trailer), sooner or later there’s a good chance you’ll pay the price.
By moving expensive tools and equipment to our Kamloops storage facility, and transporting only what you need, you’ll save yourself the hassle and cost of replacing items and dealing with increased insurance premiums that will inevitably result from a claim.
Questions About Our Kamloops Storage Facility?
If you are trades professional looking for reliable, competitively-priced storage in Kamloops, please contact us. We’ll help you find the right size of self storage unit(s) for your business.