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 2017: Monthly Task Calendars and Guide.” Designed for facility managers, the package includes detailed, customizable monthly calendars for 2017, which outline tasks by day, week and season. It also includes a 50-page digital booklet containing expert advice on industry-related maintenance.
“Among the best ways to maintain or enhance self-storage property value as well as appeal to prospective tenants is through regular maintenance and curb appeal. Poorly kept facilities can also increase safety hazards and exposure to liability risks,” said Tony Jones, ISS Store Manager. “Similar to last year, this package is designed to help facility managers stay on top of the many maintenance tasks that must be performed throughout the year.”
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.
The “Self-Storage Maintenance Guide” e-book, in PDF format, contains 18 articles on topics related to facility maintenance. Topics include advice on increasing curb appeal, door cleaning and maintenance, general tips and tricks, outsourcing, pest control, roof care and maintenance, maintaining security and access-control equipment, upkeep for wrought-iron fences, and winter maintenance.
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 2017, it contains many of the same articles that were published in 2016. Both the complete and streamlined packages are available for purchase at insideselfstoragestore.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 25 years. The brand includes ISS magazine, the ISS Expo and Self-Storage Talk, the industry’s largest online community.