The Inside Self-Storage (ISS) Store, an e-commerce website providing research and education products for industry professionals, has released the “Self-Storage Maintenance Package 2018: Monthly Task Calendars and Guide.” Designed for facility managers, the package includes detailed, customizable monthly calendars for 2018, which outline tasks by day, week and season. It also includes a 58-page digital book containing expert advice on industry-related maintenance. A calendars-only version is also available for purchase.
“As competition tightens in many markets, curb appeal and operational efficiency take on added importance in attracting prospective tenants and preserving or enhancing self-storage property value. Poorly kept facilities can also increase safety hazards and expose operators to liability risks,” said Tony Jones, ISS Store Manager. “The 2018 product includes a few new tasks and reminders to help facility managers stay on top of maintenance throughout the year. We also expanded the maintenance guide with several new articles.”
The monthly task calendars are color-coded for weekly, monthly, quarterly, seasonal and annual tasks. Each page also includes a list of daily maintenance responsibilities. Some months include callout reminders and tips for things like vacant-unit inspection and door cleaning. Contents are available through a downloadable zip file, which includes 12 individual calendars in PDF and Microsoft Word formats. The customizable Word templates allow managers to alter the calendars to fit their particular maintenance schedule and needs. A no-fuss, 12-month 2018 task calendar in PDF format is also included for those who wish to print the entire year without having to access individual files.
The “Self-Storage Maintenance Guide,” in PDF format, contains 21 articles related to facility maintenance. Topics include curb appeal, general tips and tricks, door cleaning and maintenance, pest control, roof care and maintenance, upkeep of security components, and service outsourcing.
The complete package is $99. Customers who wish to purchase only the task calendars and templates without the PDF guide can do so for $79. Though the guide features some new material for 2018, it contains many of the same articles that were published in 2017. Both the complete and streamlined packages are available for purchase at iss-store.com.
Conceived as a central hub that allows self-storage owners, operators, developers and investors to obtain cutting-edge information and resources, the ISS Store is owned and operated by ISS, a dynamic services provider that has served the self-storage industry for more than 26 years. The brand includes ISS magazine, the ISS Expo and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.