Mobile storage FAQ

When leasing a mobile storage unit, you may have many questions regarding the leasing process, what to do when you receive your unit, the drop off/pick up process, and more. Read below for answers to common questions our customers have. Don’t see your question below? Contact one of our representatives today with any additional questions and we will help you to the best of our ability.

Storage FAQ

What is mobile storage?

Mobile storage serves as an upgrade from regular self storage units and warehouses. Having a storage container delivered to your home or business also enables you to have more freedom to move at your own pace, or keep excess inventory in an accessible place for your office.

Are your containers secure?

All of our containers are secured by lock boxes and are completely secure.

Do I need to provide my own lock?

We offer locks to provide extra security for your unit, but you can provide your own lock as well.

What size containers do you offer?

We offer a variety of container and trailer sizes and options. We have 20’ and 40’ storage boxes. Additionally, we offer straight trailers, drop deck units, and refridgerated trailers. We also have containers for garbage and waste, and trailers for mobile offices. We also offer a multitude of customizable options that can be tailored directly to your needs.

How can I be sure my container is weather tight?

All of our containers are reviewed and assessed prior to delivery to ensure that they are air tight and secure in order to ensure the safety of your items against the elements.

What is your delivery area?

A1 Mobile Storage Leasing serves the Michigan area and surrounding neighborhoods. Not sure if you’re included in our delivery sphere? Call us today with questions about your specific location.

Do you offer moving services?

At this time, A1 Mobile Storage Leasing does not offer moving services and does not offer services for moving loaded containers.

How should I prepare for receiving my mobile storage container

Containers will be placed on the ground wherever is best for your outdoor space, as long as there is a level location on solid ground. For residential use, we usually recommend placement in a paved driveway for safety, but can also place it in another location provided it is level and not on ice, snow, or soft ground.

Does my mobile storage container require care of upkeep?

Keeping your storage container in good shape is important. If possible, keep your container in a shaded area to minimize its contact with rain or the elements. Our team continuously maintain our equipment and units, and can ensure that it has been reviewed and certified to be in the best condition for your use.

Do I need a permit for my mobile storage container?

Some areas may require a permit for a mobile storage container prior to delivery, and your area’s zoning laws will apply. Contact your local municipal authority to find out what laws would specifically apply to you.

When leasing a mobile storage unit, you may have many questions regarding the leasing process, what to do when you receive your unit, the drop off/pick up process, and more. Read below for answers to common questions our customers have. Don’t see your question below? Contact one of our representatives today with any additional questions and we will help you to the best of our ability.

Storage FAQ

What is mobile storage?

Mobile storage serves as an upgrade from regular self storage units and warehouses. Having a storage container delivered to your home or business also enables you to have more freedom to move at your own pace, or keep excess inventory in an accessible place for your office.

Are your containers secure?

All of our containers are secured by lock boxes and are completely secure.

Do I need to provide my own lock?

We offer locks to provide extra security for your unit, but you can provide your own lock as well.

What size containers do you offer?

We offer a variety of container and trailer sizes and options. We have 20’ and 40’ storage boxes. Additionally, we offer straight trailers, drop deck units, and refridgerated trailers. We also have containers for garbage and waste, and trailers for mobile offices. We also offer a multitude of customizable options that can be tailored directly to your needs.

How can I be sure my container is weather tight?

All of our containers are reviewed and assessed prior to delivery to ensure that they are air tight and secure in order to ensure the safety of your items against the elements.

Do you offer moving services?

At this time, A1 Mobile Storage Leasing does not offer moving services and does not offer services for moving loaded containers.

How should I prepare for receiving my mobile storage container

Containers will be placed on the ground wherever is best for your outdoor space, as long as there is a level location on solid ground. For residential use, we usually recommend placement in a paved driveway for safety, but can also place it in another location provided it is level and not on ice, snow, or soft ground.

Does my mobile storage container require care of upkeep?

Keeping your storage container in good shape is important. If possible, keep your container in a shaded area to minimize its contact with rain or the elements. Our team continuously maintain our equipment and units, and can ensure that it has been reviewed and certified to be in the best condition for your use.

What is the Best Way to Store Tires?

When it comes to storing tires, there are a few important factors to consider to ensure they are well-maintained and ready to use when needed. The best way to store tires will depend on the specific needs of the tires and the available space and resources. Here are some common questions and answers about tire storage:

What is the best temperature for storing tires?

Tires should be stored in a cool, dry place with a consistent temperature. Extreme heat or cold can damage the tires and affect their performance. The ideal temperature for storing tires is between 50- and 70-degrees Fahrenheit. 

Can tires be stored on their side?

It is not recommended to store tires on their side as it can cause the tire to become misshapen and affect its performance. Tires should be stored upright, either on a rack or on the ground. 

Can tires be stored outside?

It is not recommended to store tires outside, as exposure to the elements can cause damage to the tires. UV rays, extreme temperatures, and moisture can all contribute to tire deterioration. If storing tires outside is necessary, it is important to cover them with a tarp or other protective cover to minimize exposure to the elements. 

What is the best way to store tires long-term?

For long-term tire storage, it is important to ensure the tires are properly inflated and protected from the elements. One option for long-term tire storage is using portable storage containers in Michigan. These units provide a secure, dry, and temperature-controlled environment for storing tires and other valuable items. Portable storage containers in Michigan are a convenient and cost-effective solution for businesses and individuals who need a safe and secure place to store their tires. 

The best way to store tires will depend on the specific needs and circumstances of the tires. By following these guidelines and using the right storage solutions, you can ensure that your tires are well-maintained and ready to use when needed. 

Are mobile storage containers waterproof?

Portable storage containers are watertight, meaning that they’re sealed completely and designed to keep your items safe from water leaking through or any water damage. Our containers are airtight, watertight, and made of reinforced steel, so you can be confident in knowing your items will be safe from the elements in them.

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