While many items are suitable for long term storage there are some, which we describe below, that should not be placed into a storage unit.
Plants should not be placed into storage. Since there is no sun light, plants will surely die in a storage unit. Another reason not to store plants is that they could produce more humidity in the space which is not ideal for other items in the unit.
Storage units are not intended to house any living thing. Pets, birds, fish, or any other type of animal should not be placed into storage.
Combustible or highly flammable materials should not be placed into storage for safety reasons. These include paint, diesel gas, petrol, oil, artificial fertilizers, and cleaning solvents.
Toxic materials, such as asbestos, or biological waste should not be placed into storage. Also, any items that emit a strong odor or fragrance.
Wet items should not be placed into storage. This is to prevent any possibility of slips and falls, as well as to prevent excess moisture from forming in the unit. Make sure items are dry (particularly when bringing them in on rainy day) before placing into the unit.
Fireworks, explosives, and weapons with ammunition should not be placed into storage.
No illegal items or contraband should be placed into storage.
Lastly, do not place any food or perishable items into storage.
If you have any questions about a particular item you’d like to store, please contact our staff for further guidance.