Lake Forest CA 92630
After 20 years of military service and lots of deployments, I've had to put my house hold goods and vehicle(s) in many storage units across seven different states. Storage West @ Lake Forest is by far the best I've ever used. All of the staff, especially Brian, were always helpful and great customer service. Absolutely zero issues with the facility itself either.
I've been using storage west for a few years now and let's just say, Brian, who works the front desk, has to be one of the nicest, most helpful, hard working, and friendly persons I know. He keeps the whole place very clean, even the bathrooms are cleaner than mine at home! He does a great job, and makes my storage west experience an A+
All of my belongings were destroyed by a rat infestation! If I could give a 0 star rating I would. After spending almost $15,000 over the course of three years to store all of my belongings while my house was under construction, almost everything my family owned had to be thrown away. Our mattresses, clothing, and furniture were chewed, urine soaked, and covered in rat feces. Plastic boxes were chewed into and the rat droppings were 2 to 3 inches deep in some. The entire bottom of the unit was completely covered in rat droppings! Yes, we purchased the Storage West Preferred Lease policy but were told that the $2500 policy only covered $500 in rodent damage. Hmm, seems to me they knew something I didn't. So, they acknowledged that there was a lot of damage and that we lost a lot of property and offered $1,500 instead of $500. Still, seems highly unethical to me considering we lost over $5,000 in clothing, furniture, etc., in addition to the nearly $15,000 we spent on the storage unit. Thier website promises, "The Preferred Lease option includes our written guarantee to provide you with a secure and well maintained storage unit. If your stored items are damaged or stolen because we didn’t do our job, we will take responsibility and pay you up to the level of protection you choose." Obviously, their facility was not well maintained, or this would't have happened. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!
Storage West Response
Hi Mary Beth,
We are very sorry about what happened. We do what we can to prevent rodents from getting in, but sometimes traps and poison just aren't enough. If you can think of anything more that we could be doing to prevent this from happening please let us know. Thank you for submitting your claim, it has been processed. We'll continue to do our best to prevent this issue from occurring.