If you’ve ever wondered, “How can I possibly keep the roof of my storage containers in the best state?” Then this article is for you. Storage container maintenance is a big deal because it could determine how long it’ll serve you; hence you’ll need to ensure it’s not deteriorating from accumulated debris or the elements.
Storage Container Maintenance and the Roof
Here are some actionable steps you can take to keep the roof of your storage container in tiptop shape.
Don’t Place a Lot of Weight on the Roof
If you’re in the habit of walking across your container or putting too much weight on it, keep in mind that it’s only a matter of time before it’ll start to flex and bow. The structural integrity of every storage container relies on its solidified corner casting rather than the roof or sides.
Clean-Up Surface Rust and Dirt
To clean the surfaces, we recommend that you either use an anti-mildew solution, commercial wetting agent, or bleach. You’ll also need a broom and hose to tidy up the surface entirely. This maintenance should be done regularly.
Buy Your Storage Container from a Credible Source
One of the best ways to guarantee the long life of your containers is to buy them strictly from a reputable source- even if it means investigating the manufacturer/seller before you commit.
Here at Carolina Containers, we diligently choose the type of containers we rent or sell. Hence, we strongly advise that before you purchase any container, ask about the age, quality, and check for any trace of dents or damages.
Prioritize Regular Inspection
Schedule inspections of the container inside and out. Don’t delay repairing any trace of dents (it might collect rainwater and wear away the paint), and treat the surface with rust-proof paint to prevent corrosion.
Remove Standing Water, Snow, And Debris
It’s better to be safe than sorry; hence remove standing water and other weather elements from the surface of your shipping container. Failure to do so can result in moisture accumulation, rust, and other defects.
A well-maintained storage container can last a long time. If you have any questions about the storage container maintenance, Carolina Containers and Transport is happy to help. We have lots of shipping containers on our lot ready to sell or rent. Contact us at 919-562-9187 and see what we can do for you.