A gasoline container that should not be stored in a storage unit

Storage Unit Rules and Storage Prohibited Items

Posted on: June 27, 2018 | by: Tri-Village Self Storage July 6, 2018

At Tri-Village Self Storage, we will gladly store your furniture, appliances, wine, electronics, books and documents. While there are plenty of items that can be stored in a storage unit, there are still a few exceptions items you should keep at home. In this post, you will find a list of items that should not be stored in a storage unit.

What Not to Put in a Storage Unit: 5 Items that Can’t be Stored

  • What Foods Can I Put in a Storage Unit? It is a very bad idea to store any food and perishable items in your storage unit. Items like pet food, pet treats, rawhides and other edible pet items are also not safe to store in a storage unit. Not only will these items result in a mold and mildew infestation that will easily spread to all of the other items in your storage unit, perishable items also attract pests. By the time of your next visit to your storage unit, your items will be ruined by mold, mildew and any pests that now inhabit the unit.
  • What About Storing Guns in a Storage Unit? Gun owners are often seeking out safer methods of gun storage. This can lead to the question of whether it’s acceptable to store guns in a storage unit. Unfortunately, guns and gun powder are prohibited from being store in a storage unit. Gun powder is highly explosive, making it dangerous for storing in a storage unit.
  • Can I Store My Cleaning Equipment and Leftover Fertilizer? If you own a landscaping or cleaning company, you may be looking for a location to store your cleaning materials or leftover fertilizer. Unfortunately, a storage unit is not a viable solution. These items are extremely hazardous and can pose a threat to you, other customers, our workers and our storage facilities.
  • What About Storing Fireworks, Gasoline or Other Items? Storing fireworks, gasoline, kerosene or other items that are explosive are illegal to be stored in a storage unit. It is not only dangerous to you and your storage unit, but any other customers and workers at the storage facility.
  • What About My Doomsday Survival Stockpile? Tying into the food storage rule, it is never a good idea to store liquids in your storage unit. As the plastic ages, the chance of a leak occurring increases. A leak in your storage unit can not only ruin items by saturating them, it can also create mold and mildew. Additionally, when a plastic bottle is heated, it releases BPA. When BPA is released into your water, it renders it undrinkable.

Tri-Village Self Storage Has Storage Solutions in the Columbus Area

The items that we do not allow in our self storage units are all either potentially dangerous to you, your storage unit, our customers or our workers. For all of your business ad household needs, Tri-Village Self Storage has a storage solution for you. We have popular storage unit sizes including the 5×5, 5×10 and 10×10 storage unit at our Downtown Columbus, OH, Grandview Heights, OH, Plain City, OH, Polaris, OH, Dublin, OH, and Powell, OH. Our storage facilities have both climate controlled and traditional storage options. Contact us to rent a storage unit today!

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