A self storage facility is the most natural place to turn if you need to declutter your space. So, you may need to store things that you do not use everyday, including snow tires, seasonal decorations, or trophies you don’t have room to display. However, there are some items you don’t store in a unit under any circumstances, like chemicals or live animals.
Several compliance laws regulate what cannot be stored inside units at a self storage facility. It is also possible that your contract may also restrict certain items at the facility you have chosen. Signing a contract means you agree to only store acceptable items and do only what is legal and allowed by the facility. We’ve listed some of the items that are commonly not allowed in a self storage unit, including pets, plants, food, and hazardous materials.
Don’t live in a self storage unit
Some people rent a spacious, climate-controlled self storage unit to take up residence. While the cost of living is going up, it is still no reason to break this law. The facility will keep you out for good if they find you have been living your unit.
Don’t store your pets
On some occasions, tenants think it is acceptable to kennel an animal in their self storage unit. However, an animal left in a storage unit is in danger of exposure, neglect and death. So, facilities and authorities strictly prohibit placing animals in a self storage unit. If you break this law, you may be subject to abuse and animal cruelty charges.
Don’t store live plants
Storing living plants is not only against most facility regulations, it is not a practical way to keep them alive. Since all plants need food, water, and light, a plant will quickly die if placed in a self storage unit.
Don’t store firearms and explosives
Do not bring firearms, gunpowder, munitions, and explosives into your self storage unit. You don’t want to break this law. Because, the authorities and the facility could hold you responsible for any damages or harm caused to people and property as a result of your violation.
Don’t store food
Placing food in a self storage facility will attract pests and vermin, making you an unwanted guest to your facility management and other renters. However, some facilities will allow canned foods to be stored. Check your lease agreement for these details before you place any edible items in your storage unit.
Don’t store hazardous materials
Do not store any potentially explosive, radioactive, or flammable items inside your self storage unit. Regulations also do not allow anything chemical, corrosive, odorous, or toxic either. If you question an item’s ability to be stored, simply leave it at home.
Self storage options in Amarillo, Texas
Contact Sparky’s Storage Solutions in Amarillo,Texas for all of your storage needs. We offer an access controlled gate with closed circuit video surveillance, among other security features. Call us today at (806) 353-9500 or Contact Us via email for more information. You can also visit our location at 7550 Golden Pond Place in Amarillo, Texas to learn more about what we can do for you.