Are Storage Units Fireproof?

Storage units are not entirely fireproof. Similar to any enclosed environment, there’s a chance of fires if extra fire protection precautions are not taken. Therefore, it’s important to educate yourself on fire safety and ensure that the facility where you’re renting a unit takes measures to minimize the risk. Many factors contribute to the safety of a storage unit, including what is being stored, and the facility’s safety measures. In this article, we will cover some fire prevention tactics you should look for in your self-storage facility, what not to store in your unit, and how to evaluate a self-storage facility to help you gain a better understanding of how to prevent fires in a storage facility. 

Fire Prevention Tactics

Most storage facilities are already taking safety precautions to prevent fires from occurring. This includes fire detection systems, 24/7 state-of-the-art security systems, and customer education.

Fire Detection Systems

When selecting a self-storage facility for your belongings, it’s crucial to ensure that there are fire detection systems in place for the safety of your belongings while in storage. At XYZ Storage, we have fire and smoke alarms at all of our self-storage locations, as fire protection prevention is our top priority, so you can feel confident storing your belongings with us. Please do not hesitate to reach out to our storage experts to clarify any concerns you may have.

24/7 State-of-the-Art Security Cameras

Top-notch security cameras add a layer of protection and can give you confidence that you’re safe when visiting and storing your belongings. At XYZ Storage, we have state-of-the-art cameras in place 24/7 at our self-storage facilities. Feel free to ask our facility staff about them when you rent with us, we want our staff and any customers to feel safe in our facilities.

Customer Education

While renters should be able to rely on the self-storage unit provider to keep their belongings safe and secure, it’s also critical that renters pay close attention to the list of what their facility allows them to store. An informed renter contributes to the overall safety and security of the self-storage facility, playing a significant role in fire prevention. XYZ Storage has signs around the facility that lists the items that can and cannot be stored in a storage unit. This allows us to maintain a safe environment for all our customers. 

What Things Should You Not Put in a Storage Unit?

Certain items should be avoided in a storage unit due to their hazardous and flammable properties. These include anything hazardous, including chemicals or cleaning agents, and anything flammable, including fertilizer, gasoline, fireworks, lighter fluid, cleaning products, and other dangerous substances. In addition, storing illegal items is unsafe and against storage facilities’ rules and regulations.

If you’re not sure whether you’re allowed to store something in your storage unit, it’s always best practice to check with the on-site staff of the self-storage facility for extra precautions. This is not only for the safety of your belongings but also for the safety of others.

Temperature-Controlled Storage Units

Fluctuating temperature and humidity levels can be vital in mitigating how hot your storage unit gets. Therefore, having your belongings in a temperature-controlled unit is important, especially if they are sensitive to temperature. Choosing temperature-controlled storage units from XYZ Storage can be your best bet in protecting your belongings. 

Self-Storage Insurance

For your peace of mind and safety, most self-storage units will require you to have insurance for your storage unit. Most facilities will require you to purchase insurance when renting a unit for the safety of your belongings from fire, water, and other damage. While it’s rare to need insurance, it’s a great security to have in case anything ever happens. At XYZ Storage, we have various levels of insurance depending on your evaluation of the value of the items in your unit. When you rent a storage unit with us, we will walk you through the various insurance prices we have to ensure that the value of your belongings is appropriately covered. 

How XYZ Storage Can Help

At XYZ Storage, we care about the safety of your belongings, and our team is committed to fire prevention across all our facilities. Please visit any of our locations and chat with our storage experts, as they will be more than happy to address any questions or concerns regarding our commitment to fire prevention.


published: 27 December 2023