The Reno-Tahoe area has had its fair share of harsh weather this winter. From heavy snow, rain, and flooding, it has been quite an unpredictable season. The biggest thing you may worry about in bad weather is protecting your belongings in your Reno, Nevada self storage unit. If that is the case, we have a few tips that will help you out during times of flooding.
Check Your Insurance Policy
It is important to stay up to date on your insurance policy and make sure your belongings are covered from damage. Most flood insurance does not cover moisture damage that can cause mold and ruin items. Familiarize yourself with your policy so you can take action immediately after a flood and protect your items from moisture damage.
Keep Priceless Belongings off Ground
Often times people will store valuable items in their storage unit. To protect these items from water damage and flooding, you may want to consider keeping irreplaceable items off the ground on wooden crates or stacked on boxes that contains less important objects. Family heirlooms, antique furniture, and photographs (or anything that cannot be replaced) are amongst items that you may want to keep off of ground level.
Quick Tip for Protecting Your Storage Unit from Flooding
Use a Secure Reno Storage Unit
Check with your storage facility to see what types of drainage systems they have. At Ample Storage, we maintain normal drainage to keep water out of our units. Make sure you have confidence in their set up and do not be afraid to ask questions. Your belongings are important, and it is good to make sure they are stored in a secure environment.