Using contractor storage units can be a tremendous boon to contractors for a variety of reasons. From construction to warehousing, you can get as little or as much storage as you need, with these benefits and more.
Your physical business address may not be close enough to the job to be an efficient storage location. This includes contractor storage units for local businesses as well as those in the area for a specific project that will only last a few weeks. Storing tools and materials closer to the worksite can improve productivity and shorten downtime, factors that are great for the bottom line.
You may not always be available to make a run to your contractor storage, so having the ability to dispatch someone else is another great benefit of using storage units. You can decide who can open the locks, giving you a degree of control that would be absent with short-term warehouse rental.
Security is tight at a storage unit facility, and that helps you keep your equipment safe. Whether you have a lawn care business or provide specialized services, you depend on the tools of the trade being available when you need them, and storage units offer enclosed storage that circumvents grab-and-go theft, vandalism, and other criminal activity.
Business-use storage is a tax-deductible expense related to basic business operations. No company can function without the room to store equipment, records, and materials. For a local startup, contractor storage makes the difference between growth and missing out on lucrative contracts. As a deductible expense, storage units have a lot to offer with little or no long-term costs based on tax filings.
We have already mentioned that contractor storage units reduce the risk of criminal mischief, but there is another area of liability that is just as important: Damage and Injury. Safe, organized storage units will make it easier to store safely so that no one is likely to stumble, reducing injuries related to tripping, impaling, or crushing. Similarly, an enclosed storage unit protects equipment and materials from the weather and offers a stable environment where damage will not occur to your tools and equipment.
When the benefits are tallied, contractor storage units will save you money, improve productivity, increase contract options, and more. Home businesses can store equipment, inventory, and supplies, and local businesses reduce travel time, increase material availability, and gain increased security when working at a temporary location.
If it is time to start shopping around for a warehouse for rent, start your search with Abba Self Storage. To get acquainted with the options available to businesses, stop in today or give us a call.