RESTRICTED ITEMS FOR STORAGE UNITS

You can use big image movers with lots of credentials or fun movers that your family or friends have used in the past.  But unless you only need pool table movers, or some other type of specific mover, you will need to know about substances that your mover can’t and won’t take.

Any substance considered hazardous material or “hazmat” is strictly regulated by the government in relation to licensing, labeling, marking, placarding (signage) on vehicle by any carrier.  Household goods movers can’t carry these items.

CLASS 1:  EXPLOSIVES

CLASS 2:  GASES-FLAMMABLE, NON-FLAMMABLE, POISONOUS OR TOXIC

CLASS 3:  FLAMMABLE LIQUID

CLASS 4:  FLAMMABLE SOLIDS

CLASS 5:  OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES, ORGANIC PEROXIDES

CLASS 6:  POISONOUS AND INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES

CLASS 7:  RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

CLASS 8:  CORROSIVES

CLASS 9:  ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCS, ELEVATED TEMPERATURE MATERIALS, HAZARDOUS WASTES, MARINE POLLUTANTS.

Questions on whether or not a substance is considered “hazmat” can be directed to Hazardous Materials Information Exchange (HMIX) at 1-800-467-4922 or contacted at:

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration:
1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, DHM-WashingtonDC, 20590
      http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat                                                                      

ITEMS THAT CANNOT BE TRANSPORTED ARE:

Matches                                                                              Ammonia

Lighter fluid or other accelerants                                  Bleach

Gasoline                                                                               Paint

Motor oil                                                                             Batteries

Antifreeze                                                                           Fertilizer

Kerosene                                                                             Pesticide

Charcoal                                                                              Poisons

Ammunitions                                                                     Fireworks

Solvents –thinners or cleaners                                       Oxygen tanks

Fire extinguishers

Aerosols

Propane Tanks

The garage or basement are often places where restricted items are so if in doubt give a call to your mover, or whoever is doing your move to see what items they will or won’t transport.  Many times the movers list of non allowable extends outside the boundaries of hazardous materials.  If there is a question on whether or not a substance is in fact a hazardous material uses the references above.

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