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    Default Do you have electrical outlets in your units?

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    Default Re: Do you have electrical outlets in your units?

    Hi,
    We don't have electrical outlets in the storage units, as it would encourage tenants to use electricity!
    We provide 'passive' storage units.
    We have scads of video cameras.
    They are a deterrent to potential thieves.
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    Default Re: Do you have electrical outlets in your units?

    I once had a problem with a tenant running electrical cording to their unit to power a freezer in their unit full of meat. It was a pain in the butt to take care of cause I didn't want to just unplug it and cause a mess, but at the same time I had trouble getting the tenant down here to clear it out.


    I couldn't imagine the issues I would have with sockets inside the unit.

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    Default Re: Do you have electrical outlets in your units?

    What about putting an outlet in a unit powered by a 15min timer? I've had some tenants request power so I've been looking at adding this as an up sale to some of my climate controlled units. You can get a 15 min dial timer for about $25, upgrade the unit for around $50 and could easily charge and extra $10-15/mo. Any downside to this?

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    Default Re: Do you have electrical outlets in your units?

    We have these in a few units, our big units for boats or rv's. I did add these to 5 other units for some commercial tenants. I recomend if you do use this have a 60 min timer. If you use a 15 min and they are in their unit for 2 hrs they will get tired of reseting the timer and wedge a piece of cardboard or something in the timer to stop it and then when they leave they will forget about it and leave the light on. the other downside is that they can screw an outlet into the light and use if for more than just light, but I'm not sure that is a real big problem.

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    Default Re: Do you have electrical outlets in your units?

    We do not provide electrical in a tenants unit as it has always caused problems from other owners we had heard from. When we built our facility 5 years ago we elected to not allow electrical in the units to eliminate a future headache. We do have outside electrical outlets along our buildings about every 75 feet for minimal usage if a tenant needs it for a short visit.
    James Ciaciuch
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    Default Re: Do you have electrical outlets in your units?

    We have no outlets in the units, some of them do have lights inside the units. But, to protect the company from tenants misuseing the light bulb sockets by installing a screw in outlet, we have all the buildings on commercial timers that shut all the power off to the whole building, that we are the only ones who have control of.

    Security cameras watch all the buildings as tenants move around and monitor all activities around the clock.

 

 

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