There is no question that everyone would like additional storage space for their home or business. Attics, garages and sheds can only hold so much before you either need to discard things you really don’t want to get rid of or consider adding another structure to store it all. When storage becomes an issue for you, Delaware Storage can help.
“We offer both drive-up units and climate controlled units in a variety of sizes at a secure and well-monitored location,” said Casey Kenton, Manager of all four facilities owned by Investors Realty Inc. “We also offer outdoor parking for RVs, classic cars, heavy equipment, boats and trailers. All of our facilities offer electronic gate access with an on-site manager.” The company has additional locations in Dover, Millsboro and Rehoboth, Mr. Kenton said.
Delaware Storage is a subsidiary of Investors Realty, Inc., a diversified real estate company headquartered in Dover. The company specializes in the management of mobile home communities, self-storage facilities and commercial office buildings. The Dover location has been in business for over 20 years and the company recently acquired the Milford, Millsboro and Rehoboth locations.
“Storage facilities provide customers with an alternative to using their own property to store valuable possessions,” Mr. Kenton said. “The only restrictions we have are that we will not store firearms, explosives or hazardous material. We recently completed our second expansion at our Milford location and are currently offering discounted prices on all of our units in the newly constructed buildings.”
Mr. Kenton said that all storage facilities in Delaware are governed by the Delaware Self-Storage Facilities Act which requires operators to follow proper protocol regarding notification of customers who may fall behind on their storage fees. When they are unable to reach an agreement with the customer, the law allows the facility to advertise for the sale of the goods stored in the unit to the general public for a specific period. The items are then sold at public auction, much like what happens on the popular television show “Storage Wars.” He suggests anyone who rents a unit contact the office if the storage fees are becoming difficult to pay to avoid this type of scenario.
Units are available as small as 5’x5’, which are large enough to store the contents of a large closet. The largest is 10’x30’ which can hold as much as a large garage. Many of the units are accessible by vehicle which makes them suitable for renters who must move large items. The units are monitored 24 hours per day, seven days per week by a closed-circuit security system. All facilities are also fenced and the company uses high-security barrel locks for added security. All units have roll-up doors and there is an on-site manager. Delaware Storage can set up automatic payments using a debit or credit card and can also email invoices if that is preferred. There They accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Checks and Money Orders. Prices for the units range from $42 per month for the smallest unit to $184 per month for the largest.
“Tenants are able to access their facility seven days per week between the hours of 7 AM and 8 PM,” Mr. Kenton said. “We have an electronic gate and each customer receives an individual security gate code.”
Units can be rented by calling 302-424-6902 or by visiting the facility at 1001 East Masten Circle, behind Popeye’s off of Route 113. A unit may also be rented by visiting the company website at www.destorage.com.
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