Last time we talked about how to prevent the most frequently unwanted guests from finding their way into your unit. Obviously, no one wants to open up their space to discover it has been overrun with pests. But there are other things you or the facility managers won’t want to find in your unit; these, however, would have to be placedd there by you. To avoid making that faux pas, here is a brief, but hardly exhaustive, a list of the things you should (and are not allowed at Allstate) to store in your unit!
• Explosives, Ammunition, Flamable Liquid
o D’uh right?
• Hazardous Materials
o Hazardous materials include anything like chemicals, corrosive liquids, radioactive materials. Speak with your individual facility management team to verify what exactly falls on this list.
o Perish the thought! We talked about this one earlier this month, anything that can decompose in your unit will no doubt do so and cause several problems from attracting pests to causing awful smells for you and your storage neighbors.
• Living or Dead Creatures
o This includes animals and people. Again, it seems a no brainer but let’s lay it out there. Putting a pet inside a storage unit is cruel and neglectful. As for humans, aside from the obvious illegal ways that may occur, it is also illegal to live or work from a storage unit. They are not built for such purposes, and anyone found to be using their space for such purposes will handle it with the police.
This has been a small, obvious, and far from exhaustive list of the things not permitted inside a storage unit. If you’re ever wondering, a safe bet is anything that needs more attention than setting in a box and forgetting for months at a time is probably not something to put in your storage unit. That’ll do it for us this week at the Allstate Self Storage News Blog, until next time!