Self-storage units are great for a variety of items, but there are some things you just can’t put in them. We’ve put together this list on what you should not store in your storage unit. Take a look below to familiarize yourself so that you don’t face any surprises later on.
1. Combustible, Flammable, Hazardous or Toxic Materials
Do not store. Considered inherently dangerous, these include gasoline, compressed gas, propane tanks, kerosene, lamp and motor oil, acid, grease, corrosives, fertilizer, paint, cleaners, chemicals, narcotics, or hazardous, toxic or biological waste. Asbestos or products containing asbestos are not allowed.
If you are a sales representative, you may find a self-storage unit a convenient place to manage medical supplies and pharmaceutical samples. It is a useful way to keep your products organized and easily accessible without cluttering up your office or filling your car trunk. While most supplies are acceptable, radioactive equipment, or anything that contains radioactive materials, cannot legally be stored.
Canned foods may be stored in storage units, but perishable food products such as cereals, produce or meats are not allowed. These may spoil or attract pests. Note that even shelf stable items can be tricky as some may bring bugs and rodents, while canned foods may be at risk of combustion.
Our facilities are well monitored by management. If employees suspect something suspicious is taking place we will call authorities for further investigation.
Due to liability and safety issues, we do not approve of any weapons or ammunition being stored in units.
Some units do have power but Giant Storage does not allow appliances to be plugged in. This includes refrigerators, freezers, generators or space heaters in the storage units.
If you have any questions on whether or not you can store an item, please reach out to one of our customer service representatives at your local Giant Storage.