Shipping containers are robust, secure and protected units which offer a flexible range of possibilities. Therefore, recently they have become an easy and functional solution to every day storage problems. However, maintaining the condition of your shipping container is paramount to its longevity, and so is necessary for increasing the lifespan and security of your storage unit.
Here are 5 simple tips and tricks to maintain the quality of your container:
1. Keep your container level
Shipping containers are naturally designed to be placed on a flat surface in order to prevent damage when they are loaded with heavy material. To reduce future damage to your container, ensure that you have placed it on a level surface.
2. Check for damage or rust
Although shipping containers are manufactured using cor-ten steel and designed to survive harsh conditions out at sea, they are still not immune to the elements and can rust or get damaged during their lifespan. Regular inspections of the roof and all parts of your container are important to prevent unwanted to damage.
3. Check the flooring
If you are storing large or heavy objects, over time the flooring of your container can be vulnerable to damage. Therefore, you should inspect the flooring often and fix any damaged area as soon as possible. Furthermore, to reduce damage at the opening to the container, use a ramp when loading and unloading heavier items.
4. Reduce moisture levels
Although shipping containers are waterproof, the interior can often build up some moisture over time and this can potentially damage the goods stored inside. To prevent the build-up of moisture, we recommend the use of anti-condensation poles or ‘Grafo’. Both of these will help to reduce condensation in your container.
5. Maximise space
In order to increase space in your storage unit and improve its quality, it may be beneficial to include some shelving units. This will maximise the number of items you can fit in your container as well as helping to distribute your goods evenly throughout your container.
Abiding by these simple tricks will help you to preserve the quality of your containers and maintain their original standards for as long as possible. At Boxtor, we provide the highest quality containers as well as offering quality checks before delivery or collection. This ensures that your container is in the best possible condition for your needs. We also provide some of the best anti-condensation methods which can be found in the additional services page of our website.
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