Don’t Put Hazardous Chemicals in Your Storage Unit

Self-storage in Fort Collins is a fantastic option for many people. Renters, students, growing families, retirees, and others can benefit from having a safe, secure place to put their belongings. There are many ways that you can utilize your storage unit, like stashing extra appliances, storing holiday decorations out of season, packing away baby clothes or children’s toys, or having a consolidated area for your books and school supplies. And while there are hundreds of things that you can safely and legally store in your storage unit, there are a few things that do not belong there. Like hazardous chemicals!

Too many individuals try to store an entire garage’s worth of chemicals in their units, and put themselves at risk for property damage, unit fires, and/or illegal contamination issues. You will see in your storage unit rental agreement, a list of prohibited items, which includes many different household and industrial chemicals. But just for a quick reminder, don’t put yourself or anyone else at risk by trying to store things like:

  • Paint or paint thinner
  • Fertilizer
  • Acetone
  • Antifreeze
  • Bleach
  • Drain cleaner
  • Epoxy or polyurethane
  • Pesticides or bug sprays
  • Weed killer

Most storage facilities use local city and government guidelines to determine what chemicals and products are considered hazardous. So, if you are unsure of your items and whether they would be prohibited in a storage unit, do your research first. Don’t assume it’s okay, and end up with a problem later!

When in doubt, leave it out.

Got questions on what other items should not be put into self-storage? Reach out to us at Waterglen today!

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