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3 things that are not allowed in storage facilities

Storage facilities are places where your belongings can be stored for safe-keeping. Some people choose storage services during relocation while most people prefer to keep unused goods and family heirlooms in a storage locker for both safety and convenience.

If you are someone looking for a storage service provider, you should be well-informed about the list of things that are allowed and prohibited in storage facilities and warehouses. Although this depends on the country, state and local laws, some of these items are universally common. Please contact your storage service provider for any help and more information.

Generally, prohibited things/items are classified into three categories.

  1. Dangerous items
  2. Perishable items
  3. Valuable items

So, when you pack for your storage unit, make sure all the items go through the above checklist and don’t belong to any one of those categories.

Dangerous Items

This is a no-brainer. Anything that is dangerous to the handlers or anything flammable comes under this category. Some types of chemicals and anything that is a biological hazard is also considered dangerous. Some of them include

  • Ammunition
  • Gas cylinders
  • Lighters
  • Perfumes
  • Alcohol
  • Fireworks
  • Batteries
  • Aerosols
  • Kerosene
  • Fuels
  • Pesticides
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Pressured containers
  • Animal or Plant products that can decompose or carry diseases.

Perishable items

Any item that will perish or decompose after a while comes under this category. The problem with these is, they could attract pests, rodents and insects into your storage units. They could decompose and cause a foul odour and sometimes they compromise the quality of the rest of your belongings. Most importantly, they go to waste. These are some perishable items that are prohibited in storage facilities.

  • Unpacked food
  • Plant originated products
  • Animal products or meat
  • Grains
  • Pulses 
  • Other food items.

Fortunately, some storage service providers have cold storage units where you can store perishables like food for the short term. Please ask your storage service providers for more information.

Valuable items

More like, invaluable and expensive items. Some of your belongings may have sentimental value or may be very expensive. Some storage units avoid such items to keep the facility from burglary. Sometimes they could be damaged during the course of time no matter how carefully they are looked after. Some of the valuable items that should be avoided from going into the storage units are,

  • Family Heirlooms
  • Collectables
  • Fine art pieces
  • Anything that is prone to damage
  • Documents
  • Tax filings
  • Jewellery and valuable items
  • Cash
  • Albums
  • Mobile devices or expensive appliances

Some storage service in Bangalore providers so offer safe storage facilities especially for the safekeeping of valuable items. Ask your service provider about this.

For more information related to storage services, contact Sri Vinayaka storage at +91 9880011434.

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