1225 West Main St.,
Radford, VA

 3274 Peppers Ferry Rd.,
Radford, VA

1003 West Main,
Radford, VA

1715 West Main,
Radford, VA

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How to Store Batteries Safely 

Harris Self Storage Offers Quality Battery Storage Solutions in the New River Valley

Harris Self Storage has some great tips for how to store batteries safely in the New River Valley. Batteries are essential to power many of our daily devices, from cell phones to vehicles to remote controls. However, it’s important to store them safely to avoid potential hazards. We want to let our customers know how to properly store batteries at our four locations in Radford, VA.


Keep Your Batteries in their Original Packaging

The first step in storing batteries is to keep them in their original packaging if you still have the packaging. The design of the packaging helps it protect the batteries from coming into contact with other metal objects. That helps prevent short circuiting. If you’ve already discarded the original packaging, consider purchasing a battery storage container to keep them organized and protected.


Store Batteries in Our Climate Controlled Storage Units

Proper battery storage happens when you place them in a cool, dry place. Store them away from direct sunlight, heat sources, or moisture. Extreme temperatures can cause the batteries to leak, corrode, or explode. Our climate-controlled storage units are ideal to store batteries in the New River Valley.


Separate New and Used Batteries and Insulate Them

It is best for new and old batteries to have separate storage. Mixing them can lead to a short circuit and potentially cause a fire. Use a battery tester to determine which batteries are still good to use and which ones need proper disposal. If you’re storing loose batteries, use insulation material like tape or cardboard to prevent them from contact with each other. This will prevent them from creating a circuit and potentially causing a fire.


Safely Get Rid of Old, Used Batteries

You should always keep old batteries separate from new batteries. The best place you can get rid of old batteries is at a recycling center. If you have old vehicle batteries, some auto parts stores will recycle them. Do not throw them in the trash as they can be hazardous to the environment.



For more information call the reliable storage team at Harris Self Storage at (540) 639-1617. Our storage experts are ready to discuss your situation. Follow us on Facebook and Yelp for updates and reviews. We are happy to share more information on how to store batteries safely in the New River Valley.