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When you want to rent a storage NYC unit, you need to know how to keep it in order. There are many rules and regulations that you have to follow, and keeping your storage vermin-free is one of them. This has benefits both for you and the storage facility itself. If your storage unit gets pests and vermin, there is a high probability that your items are going to get destroyed. There is also a high possibility for the infestation to spread throughout the whole facility. To combat this issue we have created this article, and you should read it carefully before deciding what to put inside your storage unit. So, how to keep your storage vermin-free! Without any further ado, let’s dive in!

Keeping your storage vermin-free – what’s to know?

We have mentioned that there are rules and regulations when you want to rent a storage unit in New York City. They are all there regarding what items you can put inside the unit and what items you can’t. For example, you cannot put flammable items inside a storage unit. That may lead to leaks, fires, and even explosions. These rules were made to protect both your unit and the facility itself. Your items are going to be the first to get lit on fire if an accident happens. And it protects the facility because fires can spread out quickly through electrical wiring.

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Flammable items are forbidden inside storage units because they can cause fires.

Another rule and the more important one regarding this topic is that you cannot put in any foods, or perishables. This may lead to pest and vermin infestations that can ruin many of your items. Let’s go in-depth about what you can do to keep your storage vermin-free.

Do not put in any food or perishables

As we have mentioned, the rule for forbidding food and perishables inside the storage unit is there to protect your items. The best way to keep your storage unit, and food and perishables safe is to not put it inside the storage unit. So, when you gather all of your stuff and your Brooklyn movers are waiting for you with their truck, take the boxes containing food and perishables and try to think of another possible solution for it. Put it in freezers, or throw a big party in order to use it up.

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Do not put any food in storage units!

Clean your items before you put them in the storage unit

This is a very important step that many people seem to forget. When you want to put something in a storage unit and rarely visit it, you need to clean it up. If you do not, some leftover organic particles may become the breeding ground for vermin. So, get your cleaning products, and start scrubbing!

Well, with all that said, good luck with keeping your storage unit vermin-free!

About Author

John has been with Divine Moving and Storage in New York for nearly two decades. Starting as a young helper and climbing up the ranks to be a staple in our organization. John has the knowledge and experience to assist our clients with any move or storage related needs. You can reach John or any of our associates in NYC at 212-244-4011