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Sounds of Storage Podcast: Insurance Expert Kay Schaefer Addresses the Impact of Climate Change on Self-Storage

In this “Sounds of Storage” podcast, industry insurance expert Kay Schaefer discusses the ways climate change and disastrous weather events are affecting self-storage owners, from the impact on insurance coverages to the way facilities are operated. Don’t miss her advice for protecting property, staff, tenants and stored goods.

 

As our global climate shifts, natural disasters and severe weather events are becoming more frequent, causing human injury and loss as well as property damage. In this “Sounds of Storage” podcast, Inside Self-Storage (ISS) Editor Amy Campbell speaks with Kay Schaefer, self-storage program underwriter for Deans & Homer, about how these changes are affecting self-storage owners, from the impact on insurance coverages to the way facilities are operated. You don’t want to miss her valuable advice for protecting property, staff, tenants and stored goods.

Kay Schaefer has specialized in self-storage insurance for the last 25 years, 15 of which have been with Deans & Homer. In her current role, she tailors a comprehensive insurance policy for storage-business owners to help them protect their assets from liability. Kay also assists facility operators with administration of the company’s tenant-insurance and tenant-protection products.

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Established in 1856, Deans & Homer offers a suite of products including commercial and renter’s insurance. Its specialized programs for self-storage owners include customers goods legal liability and sale and disposal liability coverage.

Duration: 7 minutes, 32 seconds

To learn more, access the hundreds of free resources on our Insurance and Risk Management topic pages. For additional insight, browse the related products in the Legal/Insurance category of the ISS Store. To hear additional installments in the "Sounds of Storage" series, visit the ISS podcasts page.

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