June 28th is National Insurance Awareness Day. Take some time to review your policies and make sure your personal property, whatever and wherever, is covered in case of damages or loss
Chances are, when you move, you’ll need to store some of your belongings in a self-storage unit. You can certainly rent a storage unit, store your belongings and forget about them until you’re ready to finish your move. But, keep in mind your storage unit can be susceptible to storms, fire, water or vandalism just like your house. And it’s up to you to provide coverage if damage or loss occurs.
Most self storage facilities don’t carry insurance to protect your personal or business belongings. But, most do provide some type of additional coverage a customer can purchase for a low monthly payment. At Great Value Storage, you can store with confidence by purchasing the offered protection plan with low rates and no deductible!
Why should you purchase protection for your storage unit?
Most homeowners and renters insurance policies cover damage and loss of items when not in your physical home. Your personal policy can be used in place of purchasing additional self-storage coverage. However, many homeowners polices often provide limited coverage and carry large deductible, creating another financial burden. If you choose this option, be sure to contact your insurance company to verify the types of damages covered. Many policies do not cover natural disasters including storms, earthquakes and hurricanes. They also won’t cover spills from other units or water damage in the event of a windstorm.
Our Property Protection Plan
The property protection plan, available at your local Great Value Storage facility, gives you piece of mind with affordable rates and a zero-dollar deductible. With our protection plan, your stored belongings are protected from fire, smoke, water, wind, vandalism and other potential disasters. Our plan also provided additional limited coverage against rodent damage. And, since our property protection plan in the primary policy for your stored items, it pays first, allowing you to use this policy to help cover deductibles required for your other insurance policies.
You can never be sure what other tenants around you are storing, or what Mother Nature might have planned. Be prepared for the unexpected. If damage or loss does occur, contact your storage property manager immediately.
Visit your local Great Value Storage to learn more about the Property Protection Plans we offer!
Please note: Policies may vary by location. We are not an insurance company, so please refer to your addendum for complete information about coverage and exclusions. Stored vehicles must be insured by an auto insurance policy and are not covered by our property protection plan.