Shipping containers are designed to deal with the harsh environments at sea and are made of very strong steel and painted to help with corrosion. Even though containers are made very durable they still require to be maintained on a semi-annual basis to keep them in the best condition possible. We suggest shipping container maintenance during summer and winter months so that your container is ready for the hot and cold temperatures that these seasons bring.
In this blog post, we will go through some helpful tips on how to maximize the life span of your shipping container with semi-annual maintenance. Since we are heading into the summer months when the weather gets hot we will focus on specific tips for maintenance shipping containers in the summer.
It is important to maintain your container on a semi-annual basis especially when it’s coming up to the summer or winter months where weather conditions can be harsh. Although containers are built to be extremely durable with stainless steel fittings and floors that have been treated to prevent rotting they can still be damaged when packed or transported. If your shipping container has dents or cracks on it this can lead to corrosion and may make it unsuitable for use. It is important that you inspect and fix any repairs on your shipping container as early as possible.
If you plan to have a shipping container during the summer then we have some great tips on portable storage container maintenance during the summer months when the weather is hot. We will be looking at general tips, tips for maintaining the doors of your container, and tips on how to maintain the roof of your shipping container. Let’s dive in!
General tips for shipping container maintenance during the summer mostly includes giving your container a thorough clean
Here are some tips for how to maintenance the shipping container in the summer. The placement of the container is very important and ensuring that it is on a flat surface will reduce the possibility of water gathering underneath the container.
Once you have cut into your container to add windows and doors or modified them in various ways the structure of the container loses some of its durability. It is very important to check any modifications that have been done to your container.
Since shipping container doors are used frequently and are moving parts they are more likely to get damaged from wear and tear. Sea cans maintenance during the summer months should include a thorough inspection of all the doors and hinges.
Checking the roof of your shipping container is the most important part of shipping container maintenance in hot climates. Regularly check the roof for dents that are known for collecting rainwater and causing corrosion.
We hope that you enjoyed our tips on shipping container maintenance during the summer and will use these tips in the next coming months before the weather gets hot. If you are looking to purchase a shipping container, Coast Containers would be happy to assist you with finding the best type of container and size for your needs. You can also check out our blog post “What are the main types of shipping containers?” for more information and take a look at our NEW and USED containers on our website. We have many locations to choose from and you can get a quick quote on our website.
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