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Do You Need ID To Book A Storage Locker In Calgary?

Written on: January 20th, 2022

When you have never used self-storage before, it can be a little intimidating and you may not know what to expect going through the process. This article is intended to ease the uncertainty and answer some of the most common questions we get at our SE Calgary storage unit facility.

When you are doing your research for self-storage, whether it is for business storage or household, make sure you don’t feel like someone is pushing you into making a decision you are not ready to make. After all, you are paying for a storage unit so you want to be sure that it meets all of your needs.

Bring your ID when booking a storage unit

First and foremost, let’s answer one of the top questions and the purpose of this article. Yes, you need to provide a copy of your government-issued photo ID. If you wonder why this is required, it is to ensure the security of the storage facility and your contents.

If you are ever to lose your security card and need a new one, the storage facility can quickly confirm you with your photo identification on file. Self-storage facilities that care about the security of their facility ensure they have a government-issued photo ID for every tenant in their facility.

This is also a great way to keep criminals away. Anyone doing anything illegal does not want to provide a government-issued photo ID.

How to choose the right self-storage services in Calgary

1. Decide on the storage size you need – Make sure you are getting the right sized self-storage unit for what you’d like to store. Inquire when you can stop by to look at the various sizes and if you feel any sort of pressure to make a quick decision, move on. A facility that is customer-focused will be happy to give you a tour and look at different sized lockers to make sure you get the right one for you.

2. Inquire about their standards for cleanliness and security – You will want to make sure the self-storage facility meets your standards for cleanliness and security. The best way to assess this is to go to the facility and have a tour. An excellent self-storage facility in Calgary will clean each unit before you move in and will have 24/7 security for enhanced safety measures.

3. Read Google reviews – There is no greater indicator of excellent service than what other clients have to say about the facility, especially if there are over 100 Google reviews. Of course, if there is just one bad review, you can take it with a grain of salt, depending on what the customer has to say. However, if there is a series of bad reviews, look at them closely and make sure you know what other clients are saying about the facility.

Last but certainly not least, we encourage you to choose a local self-storage facility. While there are big franchised names in the industry, there’s something about working with a local business that adds a personal touch and strengthens our community.

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