Storing your critical data and disaster recovery solutions offsite is a crucial component when ensuring the success of your company, however hidden fees can rack up more expenses than your department is prepared for. Initially, off-site storage costs may seem affordable and possibly too good to be true until you get your first bill.

Perpetual Storage, Inc. has been in business since 1968 and we take pride in our ability to be upfront about the costs associated when storing with us. That’s why it’s important to research each solution fully to ensure you won’t be hit by these unseen expenses.

Permanent Out or “Hostage Fees”

Many storage companies will charge fees for removing your data from their facility. This would be the equivalent of being charged for removing your furniture from a self-storage facility when you don’t need it in storage anymore. It just doesn’t make sense.

Handling Fees

Handling fees are costs incurred for each container or item entering or leaving a facility. Being charged a handling fee would be the same as being charged every time a plumber entered or left your house to get tools while fixing a broken pipe.

Container Leases/Rentals

When transporting your data it’s important to have a secure container. Offsite storage companies often require you to lease or rent secure transport containers from them specifically. These costs can quickly add up over the coming months and will add up even quicker if you are increasing your storage volume. Perpetual Storage, Inc. allows you to use your own secure transport containers or purchase them from us at a discounted price.

Maintenance Fees

Often times you will be charged “maintenance fees” for storing your items. These are typically fees associated with the costs of keeping your data secure and safe from any hazards. Maintenance fees are unnecessary if you are paying a storage fee as well. Shouldn’t the storage fee keep your data safe from any threats?

Here at Perpetual Storage, we don’t have any hidden fees. We don’t require you to pay us a penalty for removing your data from our facility. We don’t have “maintenance fees” and we don’t lease or rent secure transport containers. We have been in business 46 years and our goal is to make sure your department has the offsite storage it needs at an affordable price that won’t bankrupt your department. PSI provides a high value storage solution to our clients and we’ll always be upfront with our pricing.

If you would like to know more about the costs associated with our storage please feel free to contact us.


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