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22 Oct 2013

Need for Insurance for your Storage Unit

You might have kept dozens of things in a storage unit right from your refrigerator, to your extra cabinet to things such as antiques or posters. And you can’t imagine any form of destruction to them even in your wildest dreams. But one day, there’s a shock, fire opens up on the room. So what do you do then? Can you file a case against the storage service provider, which mostly will not be in your favor? 

That’s where insurance comes into play. As a consumer, you need to keep your things insured with the storage service provider. Calamities do not come with a warning! So you need to pull up your socks and get things done in the right manner and at the right time. Not all storage services provide insurance for your gadgets even during extreme cases of theft or fire or any other damage.

Before renting a storage unit, you need to get it insured first. You can insure it using your home policy, but that may not include all the things kept in the storage unit. Alternately, you could send the storage provider a list of all the items stowed along with their value. The storage provider may himself include insurance charges along with the rental changes you’re paying for the stuff.

Especially if you have expensive and luxurious items stored in your unit, it is best to keep them secured not just by lock and keys but by insurance as well. You don’t know the future, do you? So why take chances with your priced possessions. Though it’s very difficult to part from certain goods that have a sentimental value, a compensation for the lost object can at least give you some mental satisfaction.
Warning bells don’t always ring. So be prepared and get insurance coverage for your stored goods right now

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