What you Should Avoid Placing in your Storage Unit and Why

 In Self Storage

Congratulations on renting your first storage unit at Security Self Storage in Napa. We work hard to make sure you are satisfied with your unit and our facility. To keep our facility safe and in working order for you and all of our other tenants we have put together a list of items that you should avoid placing in your storage unit and why.

 

Yourself and Family

It may seem tempting to live in a storage unit but you really would regret it in the long run. Not only do you lack the necessary amenities, but the law simply prohibits setting up a residence in a storage unit.

 

Pets

If you can’t live in a storage unit, neither can your pet. A storage unit does not provide the adequate living amenities for your pet to be comfortable. Storing pets in a storage unit falls under animal cruelty and you could be prosecuted.

 

Plants

Unless it is your goal to kill all of your living plants and create a rotting mess, please don’t store plants in a storage unit. Plants need sunlight, fresh air, and water to survive, all of which are not available in a storage unit. Plants will also attract unwanted guests that could cause damage to the items you are storing in your unit.

 

Firearms, Munitions, Gunpowder and Explosives

The restriction of storing these items is purely for the protection of you and others renting units next to yours. If one of these items is triggered and causes harm, you will be held accountable. Punishment for storing these items and having an accident occur usually results in spending time in a federal facility.

 

Food

Perishable items can and will go bad after sitting in a space for a period of time. Storing food in a storage unit will attract unwanted guests. Rodents and insects are attracted to the smell of the food and will soon start making a home for themselves in your belongings causing extreme amounts of damage. That is why we don’t recommend storing food in your unit. The only exception to this rule is canned goods.

 

Hazardous Materials

The potential harm these materials can cause to your valuables, as well as those who are renting units around you is why we don’t want you to store hazardous materials or waste. This includes lead paint, asbestos, urea formaldehyde, polychlorinated biphenyl, petroleum, petroleum products and constituents, methane, medical waste, toxic substances and related materials.

 

Cash

Storage units are not equipped to keep your cash as safe as a bank could. We recommend talking to your local bank teller to ensure that all of your cash is kept out of harm’s way.

 

If you have any questions regarding the items you can and cannot store in your storage unit at Security Self Storage in Napa then feel free to give us a call or stop by our facility today.

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