Welcome to Parkhill Storage!
In this blog, we will keep you updated on units that come available, provide you with moving or storage tips, and keep you up to date on anything going on at the facility!

To start, as many of you may already know, we've been renovating our parking area out back. The plan was originally to expand the parking area for this winter to provide spots that don't get all wet and mushy in the spring. 
There have been some delays with the plan, so we will not be offering our parking this winter, and won't be able to take on any new customers until next year. 
We just have to get everything approved and jump through some red tape. Hopefully next summer everything can get back on track and we'll be able to have everyone back in their spots, and get some new customers in!

Currently we have one unheated storage container available for rent. She measures 8x20x8. We also have two indoor heated units available, one 3.5x5x5 (nice little small one perfect for boxes or totes), and one 12x12x10 available. 
If you're interested, please call us for details!

Keep checking back for more info!

Parkhill Storage Staff

Winter Storage

It's that time of year, when the temperature is dropping. Many people assume that every storage unit is the same, which could cause some damage to belongings. There are a few things to remember when storing belongings in the colder months.

1. If you're storing indoors, make sure to check whether or not your unit is Heated, or Climate Controlled. Heated, like the units here at Parkhill Storage, means that the temperature is kept above freezing, but doesn't necessarily mean hot. It also means the temperature could fluctuate a bit, resulting in mild humidity.

Climate controlled means there is possibly some humidity protection, and it also means there could be an option to control the thermostat in your individual unit.

2. If you're storing in a seacan or shipping container, it is not a good idea to store any wooden furniture or electronics. Temperature fluctuations in the spring and fall could lead to moisture, which could warp wood, or could lead to mould in the heat of the summer. Things like those should be stored in a heated unit.

3. Check your facility for proper rodent repellents. This is the time of year the pests come inside, looking for a nice warm bed for winter. Make sure the facility you are using has bait stations and other rodent deterrents set up and maintained to help protect your belongings. A lot of storage facilities have a clause in their contracts regarding damage from pests and rodents, so it is up to you as the customer to make sure you protect your belongings to the best of your abilities. 

Nobody likes moving once the snow flies, so this is the time of the year you want to try and make sure you have a good storage space for your belongings, so that you don't have to worry about moving it around when the cold weather turns bad. Even if you don't store with us, the staff at Parkhill Storage are always available to answer your storage questions, so don't hesitate to ask for our advice!

Parkhill Storage Staff

Storing a Vehicle

Here at Parkhill Storage, we offer outdoor parking spots for a variety of vehicles. We offer both gravel and grass spots, with 23/7 access.

If you're planning on storing a vehicle, here are a few tips to follow:

1.) If it's a long term storage, for example for the winter, remember to unhook your battery and keep it somewhere safe.
2.) Even if you park on the gravel, we always recommend that you put something solid under the tires to keep your vehicle flat, and always remember to put something behind the tires to prevent accidental rolling!
3.) Our parking is uncovered, which means your vehicle is exposed to the elements. Make sure windows are closed, any ventilation areas are properly covered, and you may want to consider putting up a window shade to prevent the sun from baking your interior.
4.) Regardless of where you park, if it's long term you want to take precautions against rodents. While most facilities (such as Parkhill) do have rodent deterrents, they are never a 100% guarantee. There are many options out there to protect your vehicle from those pesky little guys!

If you have any questions or concerns regarding vehicle storage, even if it's at another facility, please don't hesitate to ask us !


Some FAQ's answered to save you some time!

Our parking spaces and seacans are 24/7, and you get a personalized gate code to allow access. We do have a few indoor 24/7 units, but for the most part are units are only accessible during our Office Hours.

No. We are an old school that has been converted into a storage facility, which means the doors and hallways are not large enough to store vehicles.

Most of our indoor units are not drive up. We have four main doors (one in each wing) that you can drive up to. From those doors you must cart your belongings to your unit. We do offer carts and dollies to make this easier for you.