Vancouver hosts an abundance of seasonal, outdoor activities. While you can rent the appropriate gear from local vendors, investing in your own saves money and allows more time for the activities you enjoy. At Iron Gate Storage, our Vancouver storage units help to protect your investment. We offer clean, secure spaces in a variety of sizes to suit every need and budget. Rather than storing off-season equipment in sheds or garages outside of your home, where they are subject to damage and theft, you can rest easy knowing your gear is easily accessible for your next adventure.
Preparing Equipment Prior to Placing In Your Vancouver Storage Unit
The City of Vancouver offers activities to enjoy during every season of the year. During the summer months, area lakes and waterways are ideal for jet skiing, paddle boarding, and kayaking. Over spring and fall, there are numerous places to hike, fish, and camp, while the slopes at area ski resorts spring to life over winter. Having a storage unit in Vancouver helps to keep up with the equipment used in each of these activities, without taking up space in your home or apartment. Prior to storage, follow these tips on how to clean and prepare your gear so it is ready for use next season:
- Jet skis, kayaks, paddleboards, and other watersport equipment: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) warns that in addition to causing warping and rot, not properly cleaning equipment after each use can spread a variety of invasive species. Drain completely, remove visible dirt and plant particles with a brush or vacuum, and allow a minimum of five days for the equipment to dry completely prior to placing it in a Vancouver storage unit.
- Tents, sleeping bags, and other camping equipment: Backpacker recommends hosing off tents and backpacks and letting them air dry, while inspecting for any damage. Wash sleeping bags with a mild detergent and put in a dryer with tennis balls to prevent clumping. Make sure grills are clean and free from moisture, and remove propane tanks from camp stoves before placing in your Vancouver storage unit.
- Skis, poles, ski jackets, snowboards, and sleds: Gore-Tex recommends washing ski jackets by hand, and reactivating waterproofing by placing in a dryer on medium heat. Prior to placing in a storage unit in Vancouver, wash skis and other gear thoroughly with a mild soap, dry completely with a soft cloth, and apply a thin coat of glide or grip wax.
Why Our Vancouver Storage Unit Facility Is The Right Choice
Whether you invest in new or second-hand equipment, you want to be sure it is protected. At our Vancouver storage unit facility, we offer gated access, secure user pin code entry, and 24-hour video recording, while each unit has its own, individual alarm system. Our knowledgeable staff and on-site management are available at any time to help assist your needs, and we also sell boxes, bubble wrap, and other packing materials to make storage even easier. To find a unit that is right for you, call or visit our Vancouver storage unit facility at 7920 NE 117th Avenue today.