Storage facilities can be a great way to save some space in your home or even allow you to store things that you collect as a hobby. However, not everything should go into a storage unit. Some things might be too dangerous, while others too unsanitary, and still other things might be a bit too on the alive side of things to warrant storage. Here are four things you shouldn't put in your storage unit:
Flammables and Other Hazardous Materials
If you own anything that is combustible or volatile in any sense, then you don't want to store it in your unit. There are places – such as garages or even unattached units that are on your property such as sheds – that are a better fit for such items. Among the things that would be included in this category include biological waste, gasoline, propane tanks, compressed gas, lamp and motor oil, kerosene, acid, corrosives, grease, fertilizers, paint, cleaners, chemicals, and, of course, fire works. In addition, products containing asbestos are generally not allowed in storage facilities.
Tires and Vehicles
In some cases, the storage of vehicles is not allowed in storage units. This is due to the fact that, if left unattended and in a state of disrepair, vehicles can wind up leaking. If you are allowed to store a vehicle in your storage facility, chances are, you will be asked to remove the tires from it. Tires are almost unequivocally barred from being stored in storage facilities. This is due to the fact that the cost to remove said tires is quite expensive and, if your unit is left abandoned, the storage facility will have to eat the cost to have them removed.
Although canned food is often allowed in storage units, perishable food stuffs is never something that your facility will allow you to store. Produce, meats, and even pet food can rot and spoil, which can make the facility ripe for disease and will most likely attract pests.
This should go without saying, but any being that is considered to be alive cannot, under any circumstances, be stored in your unit. This means that all animals – including other humans – and plant life must find a home somewhere other than your friendly neighborhood storage facility.
Take the time to speak with the management of your storage facility to discover which particular items cannot be stored in your unit. Although numerous types of particular items were covered throughout the course of this list, the management of your facility might have a few more ideas they wish to share with you!