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ISS Releases Podcast on the Impact of Climate Change on Self-Storage Risk


Inside Self-Storage (ISS) has released a new episode in its “Sounds of Storage” podcast series that explores the impact of climate change and disastrous weather events on self-storage businesses, particularly as it relates to risk management and insurance. The seven-minute interview with Kay Schaefer, self-storage program underwriter for Deans & Homer, provides insight on the increase in climate-related dangers and how facility operators should respond. She offers advice on how to protect property, staff, tenants and stored goods.

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. She also assists facility operators with administration of the company’s tenant-insurance and tenant-protection products.

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.

This audio and others in the “Sounds of Storage” series can be found on the Podcasts page in the Resource Center at

For more than 31 years, ISS has provided informational resources for the self-storage industry. Its educational offerings include ISS Magazine, the annual ISS World Expo, an extensive website, the ISS Store, and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.

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