Flammable materials you should not keep in your storage unit

Storage units are not meant for storing absolutely everything, despite what their name might indicate. There are some materials that are not really a good fit for a storage unit. If you are using any storage in Kuwait, you may wish to consider that it may not allow certain flammable materials. Always talk with your storage provider before attempting to store any such materials. This article will list some of the flammable materials you should not keep in your storage unit that are quite common.

What are flammable materials you should not keep in your storage unit?

Here is the list of all the common flammables you do not want inside a storage unit:

  • Gasoline/petrol
  • Paint
  • Paint Thinner
  • Solvents
gasoline barrels
One of the flammable materials you should not keep in your storage unit – gasoline.

Gasoline is quite obvious, as its presence is a great danger to everything else within a storage unit. If it catches fire in any way, the results may be catastrophic. Easy Move Kuwait recommends that you store your gasoline in special units, which are actually built for storing such materials. Storing paint is quite similar but far less dangerous. That is because the paint is a bit harder to catch flame. But it is still flammable and it should not really be inside a storage unit. The same goes for paint thinner and solvents. These are best stored elsewhere.

But the fact of the matter is that many people do store paint inside their storage units. You can take some precautions to make it safer, though. Making sure to keep your storage unit clean is a good way to prevent anything from happening in the first place. Making sure that your items cannot produce a spark or create a fire is another.

What are the other things you should not keep in your storage unit?

Apart from flammables, you do not want to store any of the following, either:

  • Explosives/fireworks
  • Chemicals
  • Radioactive materials
  • Food and perishable goods
  • Pets

Explosives, such as ammunition and similar items definitely do not belong inside a storage unit. In fact, it is illegal to store them inside most storage units. The same goes for radioactive materials and some chemicals. Storing radioactive material has its own, separate, set of requirements. Make sure to familiarize yourself with them before attempting to store it. Storing food, perishable goods, and pets is simply common sense not to do.

radioactive barrel
Keep radioactive materials away from your storage unit.

Ask about storage rules and regulations before trying to store flammable materials you should not keep in the storage unit

If you need to store any of these materials, what you need to do is figure out which unit will accommodate them. Talk to your storage provider, they will know about all the various rules and regulations that govern this type of thing. Simply presuming that you can store items can get potentially get you into serious trouble. By making sure that you are aware of all the rules, you can avoid any such mishap. You can also hire packing services from a moving company if you are not sure you can do a proper job. Additionally, there are storage units that can accommodate such items, simply ask your provider about them. That is the best way to go about it.