Have a big vacation planned this summer? Don’t forget to protect your home before you leave. A little preparation will give you peace at your mind, so you can enjoy your vacation without worrying about what might be happening at home. Here are a few things to do before leaving your home for a period of time:
Stop the Mail – A pile of mail on the doorstop, or envelopes pouring out your mailbox is an automatic assumption that no one’s home. If you’ll be gone for more than a couple of days, go to the post office or fill out the online form to put a hold on your mail.
Create the Illusion of Someone Being Home – You can always set your lights on a timer or even your television to create the illusion that someone is home. Also, it would be a smart idea to leave a car in the driveway. If Possible arrange for someone to mow your lawn once a week.
Be Cautious Of Social Media – Don’t announce your departure or vacation dates on social media. You don’t want the world to know that you have left on vacation. Play it safe and don’t mention your trip on social media until you are back.
Disconnect Power – Unplug all necessary appliances to protect your home from an electrical fire or power surge. This includes items like TVs, toaster, coffee maker, and other small appliances.
Trust a Friend or Neighbor– Give your vacation contact information and a spare key to at least on friend or neighbor. That way, they’ll know how to get a hold of you in case of an emergency.
Keep valuables Safe – Lock up or hide jewelry, and other important papers or information in a safe.
Alert Alarm Company – If you have a security system, notify the company that you will be away. Also don’t forget to properly set your alarm before you leave!
Notify Police Department– If available, request a vacation check with your local police department if you going on vacation for longer than a week. They can do a vacation house check that will provide extra patrol in your neighborhood.
Take these basic safety precautions this summer while on vacation. You’ll be ready for your trip in no time!
Our offices will be closed in observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 30th. Normal access hours available at most locations, please check with yours to confirm. For your convenience, we also offer a 24 hour rental/payment kiosk at 19 of our A-1 Self Storage locations!
We would like to express our gratitude to those members of our Armed Services, and their families, who paid the ultimate price for their service. Thank you for answering the call to defend our freedom. We sincerely appreciate your service and sacrifice!
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A-1 Self Storage is looking for a full-time SALES ASSOCIATE to work in our newest self storage facility in Downtown San Jose, CA. The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, outgoing, highly motivated, great at customer service, and have a strong retail sales or customer service background. This position involves providing superior customer service in-person and over the telephone. It also includes ensuring the property is clean, well-maintained and meets company standards. All positions require some janitorial duties and weekend scheduling.
A-1 Self Storage offers three different vehicle storage options. At most locations, we offer outdoor parking spaces, individual storage units, and at our Downtown San Diego location, indoor car storage in a garage-style setting. All of our facilities are very clean, safe, and secure for your peace of mind while storing your vehicle. Here are some things to consider when deciding which type of storage will work best for your needs.
Length of Storage
How long you are looking to store your vehicle? This will help you decide if you want it away from the outside elements or if it will be okay to have it in an outdoor parking space. For long term storage, we offer monthly services, such as trickle charges and tire pressure checks, on the vehicle at our Downtown San Diego location.
Each type of storage has a different cost. Consider your budget to help you decide which type of storage is best for you. With several different vehicle storage options, we can help you find a space within your budget.
Are you looking to store your classic car, or your utility truck? If you are looking to keep your classic car away from the dirt and sun, we have indoor storage to keep your vehicle free form the outside elements. If you are storing a utility truck, an outdoor parking space offers quick and easy access. We offer small and large outdoor and indoor units to meet your needs. We offer standard car parking spaces as well as RV size parking spaces. Our indoor units range in size as well.
A-1 Self Storage is committed to fulfilling all your vehicle and car storage needs with top quality car storage, superior customer service, and convenient locations.
Due to a planned overnight power outage by Anaheim Public Utilities, our A-1 Self Storage on Ball Road will have no customer access in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 8th. We expect to have power restored by 9 am, at which time access will be granted. Please plan accordingly.
We apologize for the inconvenience. All access and services will be available once electric service is restored.
The power may be off for the whole period or may be turned off more than once throughout the period, therefore we encourage our customers to call the store at 714-220-2277 (option 3) before coming by.
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