No matter what you see on those television shows about storage unit sales, there are just some things you can’t keep in a storage unit. In some cases, it may be illegal, and in other cases just flat out senseless. If you need to double check, please make sure to speak to your Wilmington DeHaven’s self storage providers to understand the state law regarding your particular situation.


Firearms, Ammunition, and Other Artillery

In many state there are laws to restrict firearms and ammunition from being stored in self storage containers. Many states have certain limits on the kind of guns that can be stored. Also make sure to ask about the policy of the self storage facility of all artillery such as swords, knives, etc. before storing. And even if they’re in storage with no one around, it’s best to observe general gun safety when storing your firearms: keep them locked up and not loaded.


Hazardous Materials

Something as simple as cleaning out your basement might not be so simple. Be sure to check into any hazardous materials you might have stored before packing away your boxes. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), hazardous materials include anything that can be characterized by: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity or toxicity. So those boxes of unused paints and pesticides are best kept somewhere at your house, and not in the storage unit. These materials can react negatively in certain weather conditions, and even cause fires in extreme conditions. Again if you have any questions or concerns, ask your self storage professionals.


Live Animals

It probably goes without saying, but storing anything that is alive in a self storage container is illegal. And no matter what the hilarious sitcoms might suggest, this includes using the unit to live in for any period of time!

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