Although it is technically permitted, we at AAA Storage do not recommend storing batteries in our storage units in Longmont. Read on to find out why.
Most of us have, at some point, opened the battery compartment of a device to discover a corroded mess. This common experience hints at the importance of understanding how and when to store batteries, whether in a storage unit or at home.
It’s important to know that the safety range for battery storage lies between 40 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit (4 – 21 degrees Celsius). This means that storage units which are not climate-controlled may be unsuitable for batteries throughout much of the year. Humidity is another, separate issue, meaning that just because a storage location is suitable temperature-wise does not mean high humidity won’t damage batteries anyway. Both variables need to be considered.
Second, an appropriate broad piece of advice is that batteries should always be removed from their devices before either object is placed in storage. Batteries may burst in unfavorable conditions, and the outflow of chemicals potentially damage nearby items. Batteries may even explode and cause injury or ignite fires if they come into contact with strong electrical currents or high-heat conditions. For longer-term storage, one should remove even integrated batteries, such as those found in computers, to prevent them from draining and expiring in addition to the complications outlined above. If you must store batteries in your storage unit, keep them in their original packaging or in plastic containers separated by type.
To store your excess devices absent their batteries, call AAA Storage in Longmont today at 303-776-3629. Our welcoming and knowledgeable staff will walk you through the process of renting a storage unit and, if you want, advise you on choosing the appropriate size for your unique needs.