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Storage Units with Electricity in Greenwood Indiana

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Storage Units with Electricity

Storage units offering electricity can be a critical amenity when looking for a storage facility. In this article, you will learn the benefits of storage units with electricity, how small businesses can use a storage unit, and more.

Minimized Electricity

Most self-storage unit facilities give tenants limited access to electricity. As electricity can be costly, may not have a personal use for electricity. Self-storage facilities provide electricity through security cameras, remote access doors, self-access keypads, and temperature controlled units. Depending on the facility, some units will not have lighting. This is the result of leaving the lights on. This causes the electric bill to skyrocket and a waste of resource.

Common Uses of Storage Units With Electricity

Overhead Lights

Lighting is one of the obvious benefits of storage units with electricity. You will need a flashlight if the facility doesn’t offer electricity. By having access to an overhead light, your unit will be much easier to view.

Set Up Shop

Many people need electricity in their storage unit when they plan to run a workshop out of the unit. Although, up to 90% of storage facilities do not allow shops to do this. The ones that do, need a “workshop” lease. Some businesses need electricity for refrigeration for food-related businesses. Double check with the storage facility first before renting if you plan to run a small business out of it.

Refrigeration

Are you someone who has an extra freezer and needs a place to store it? Many people who buy meats/food in bulk need extra storage that does not take up space at home. This is also related to people who use their unit for a workshop.

Running a Small Business from a Storage Unit

One of the main reasons small business choose to run their business from a storage unit is because they don’t need a storefront and budget. The biggest concern before renting a spot to run your business is making sure that this is allowed at the facility you rent from. Most facilities allow order fulfillment only. Here are some helpful questions you will want to ask the owner of the facility first:

1. Is operating machinery, power tools or other equipment you need allowed?

2. Is meeting customers and conducting sales out of the unit allowed

3. Are installing telephones, computers or other electronics for use inside the unit allowed?

If they answer yes to all three of these questions, then you should be able to run your small business just fine. The typical small business you will find using storage units to run out of are independent publishers, local landscapers or contractors, gallery artists, and online retailers. These businesses tend to need the extra storage space for all of their products that they either use or sell. Remember, the most important thing to do first is to make sure running a small business out of a storage unit is allowed at the storage facility.

Electricity for Car, Boat, and RV Storage

Car Storage

Many people use storage units with electricity for storing their cars. When storing a vehicle you will need access to a power source so you can keep the battery on the car charged. Many people also look for heated/climate controlled storage for cars.

Boat Storage

Much like a car, a boat will need a power source to avoid changing the battery every time you store it for the winter. Many people check for heated/climate controlled storage for boats.

RV Storage Units

Many RV Owners need covered storage for their RV units.  They will also need access to an electrical outlet to help keep the RV battery charged. Many owners need a heated/climate controlled storage for their RVs.

Battery Safety

As storage units for RVs, boats, and other vehicles are very popular, there are some very important safety tips to follow to ensure the longevity of your battery life and overall safety.

Follow these four tips below for battery safety:

1. Keep away from cigarettes, flames, sparks and other flammable items. These items could cause the battery to catch fire or even explode.

2. Batteries should not be charged in extreme temperatures. This is why having a climate controlled unit is crucial when storing a vehicle.

3. It is recommended to keep a charge of at least 80% while storing a vehicle, especially during the colder months. Temperatures can be harsh on your battery and cause them to drain faster.

4. It is not recommended to leave your battery plugged in all winter long. When batteries are not being used for months at a time, it is estimated they drop 10% each month. Check on your battery once a month to be able to estimate when you will need to charge next.

Electrical Outlet Safety

Small business owners and other renters who require electricity for their storage units need to know the safety precautions for electrical outlet safety.

Follow these four tips below for electrical outlet safety:

1. If you are not using an outlet or have small children in the storage unit, use outlet covers.

2. Do not overuse your outlet. A standard outlet can power source up to 4 plugins (depending on wattage needs).

3. Never lean anything against an outlet as they can get hot and catch fire.

4. Keep a clear path for cords plugged into an outlet. Cords can get hot or be a tripping hazard.

Is Electricity Included?

Electricity is included when renting a smaller storage unit with electricity. Electricity for larger units will have their own meter. This is the responsibility of the tenant.

Introducing Business Warehouse 2019 at Smith Valley Storage

Beginning in 2019, Smith Valley Storage will be introducing Business Warehouse. Business Warehouse includes storage units with electricity for small businesses to rent. These units range in size from 12×30′ up to 25’x50′. You can choose your unit depending on the size of your business. See below for all sizes and amenities! A storage unit at Smith Valley Storage is perfect for any small business. They have drive-up access, insulations, 24- hour access, video surveillance, electricity, and are temperature controlled. All units are easy to drive up to and pull into the garage.  The units are equipped with storage unit electricity. This makes it easy for a small business to operate out of making deliveries easy, along with loading and unloading necessary equipment.

12’ Wide x 30’Deep  Units

  • 12’ Ceilings
  • Manual Overhead Door – 10’W x 10’T
  • 15 AMP Electrical Outlet
  • LED Lighting
  • $270.00 Per Month
  • $10.00 Per Mo / Electrical Fee
  • Shared Amenities

12’Wide x 40’Deep Units

  • 12’ Ceilings
  • Manual Overhead Door – 10’W x 10’T
  • 15 AMP Electrical Outlet
  • LED Lighting
  • $360.00 Per Month
  • $10.00 Per Mo / Electrical Fee
  • Shared Amenities

15’Wide x 50’Deep Units

  • 16’ Ceilings
  • Electric Overhead Door – 12’W x 14’T
  • 15 AMP Electrical Outlet
  • 30 AMP Electrical Outlet
  • LED Lighting
  • Fully Insulated Units
  • Gas Unit Heaters
  • $562.00 Per Month
  • $40.00 Per Month Gas/Electrical Fee
  • Shared Amenities

25’Wide x 50’Deep Units

  • 16’ Ceilings

  • Electric Overhead Door – 12’W x 14’T

  • 15 AMP Electrical Outlet

  • 30 AMP Electrical Outlet

  • LED Lighting

  • Fully Insulated Units

  • Gas Unit Heaters

  • 3/0 – 36” Pedestrian Entry Door

  • $833.00 Per Month

  • $40.00 Per Month Gas/Electrical Fee

  • Shared Amenities

All unit amenities include: Gated & Secured Entrance/Property, Security Camera Monitoring, On-Site RV Dump, On-Site Water Station, Restroom, Extra Space Available, and Pallet Shelving Rentals. 

RV, Boat & Vehicle Storage at Smith Valley

In 2019, Smith Valley Storage will offer RV Storage Units large enough to enclose a large motorhome.   There will also be boat and vehicle storage available at Smith Valley storage. These units will offer the adequate room to offer covered storage and the correct outlets to keep the batteries charged. These special units offer storage unit electricity.  Electricity is an added feature and accommodates the necessary hookups for RV’s, boats and vehicles. All units are easy to drive up to and pull into the garage.  The units are equipped with storage unit electricity.  The units have large overhead doors and make the storage process easy to back a boat, RV, or car into.

Smith Valley Storage 

Smith Valley Storage provides top quality self-storage units in Greenwood, Indiana. Our storage units provide a clean, secure, and affordable way to store your belongings. We have a variety of storage units available. They range in size and are climate-controlled units. Customer service is our main priority! Rent and pay for storage units online with ease! Storage units are accessible with drive-up access 24/7. We want to provide you with an excellent self-storage experience. For more information visit us online at  www.smithvalleystorage.com or call us at 317-882-7361 today!

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