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Being the Best on the Block

Self-storage facility maintenance is critical every day, but even more so during tough economic times. An article from the ISS archives gives owners and managers helpful information about keeping their facilities in top shape.

I came across an interesting article on CNN.com today. The CNN crew asked Americans their thoughts about the struggling economy. The views, of course, range from confused and scared to hopeful and annoyed.

The interesting thing about the story is how the economy has affected everyone regardless of race, sex, income and age. For example, 28-year-old Jeremy Coleman is fearful he may lose his job as a technology services worker. Patricia Lewis, on the other hand, is disabled and now battling foreclosure. It seems everyone has been affected in one way or another.

This year, the self-storage industry, often touted as recession-proof, has experienced fallout from the recession. New construction has slowed, and some facilities are experiencing lower occupancies and seeing more late payers. Still, in other parts of the country, some facilities are renting more units and have few delinquent accounts.

Whether you're experiencing a boom or bust, being the best on the block is critical. And it all starts at the front door. Here's a great article from the ISS archives about maintenance and remodeling.

If you have a maintenance tip you'd like to share, click on post a comment below.

 

 

 

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