The things that should not be left in the storage unit may seem obvious, but many people do not fully understand the harsh climate that your item may endure. Noah’s Ark Self Storage is here to give you all of the tips and warning signs before leaving your valuable items in storage.
First, there are items that are allowed in a storage unit but should be kept in a climate-controlled environment or else they will be damaged by the harsh heat. At Noah’s Ark Self Storage we want to ensure you are certain about each item you are placing in storage and trusting with us. Here are the items we suggest placing in a climate-controlled unit:
- Leathers, Furs, and Clothing
- Film & Photographs
- Musical Instruments
- Software, DVDs, CDs, and Electronics
As silly as it might sound, there are instances where people and pets are either left or choose to stay in a storage unit. Under any circumstance, this is not allowed for any living thing. Many storage facilities deal with people trying to live out of storage units so they do not have to pay for air conditioning, electricity, and water. Along with animals, plants also cannot be kept in a storage unit. They need sun, water, and food to survive and a dark, dry space will not do the trick.
Not only is it dangerous to store food in a facility because the probability that it will expire is much higher than not. Also, it will attract ants, bugs, lizards, mice, and snakes not only into your unit but other units.
Firearms & Explosives
No firearms, munitions, gunpowder, or explosives are allowed inside your storage unit. This is to avoid an accident that can not only destroy the storage facility, but also other individual’s valuable items. If an accident occurs then you could be sent to federal prison.
Waste & Hazardous Materials
Any flammables, explosives, and radioactive items are never allowed inside a storage unit. If any product is considered corrosive, chemical, odorous, noxious, or toxic then it is also permitted from being stored. Some of the most popular, prohibited items that have attempted to be stored include:
- Lead paint
- Urea formaldehyde
- Polychlorinated biphenyl
- Petroleum products
Always read the extensive rules and regulations for every storage facility you choose to store your items. Noah’s Ark Self Storage guarantees a safe, climate-controlled environment for your valuables, but we ask you to always keep in mind the type of items being kept in storage.