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Caring For Your Shipping Container

By October 9th, 2019 About Containers No Comments

Shipping containers are typically placed outdoors and are exposed to the elements.  Over the course of several years, your container may show signs of wear and tear. They tend to develop rust, dents, and other signs of fatigue due to habitual use. Here are a few of the problems that can happen and how you can help prevent them.

Surface Rust:

This is the number one natural enemy of a container. Although these are corten steel and incredibly durable, over time the paint degrades and rust occurs. Climate is a huge factor that can cause this issue. 

By monitoring rust spots and properly caring for them you can ensure your container will last for years to come. Any grinding or buffing of rust spots over time will keep your container in good shape. It is important to primer these areas before painting. Most rust is just cosmetic and does not cause any structural damage. 

Undercarriage Moisture:

While rust is often visible on the sides of the container, it is important to think about the underside of the container as well.  Once the container is delivered, there’s not much you can do about this after the fact. You definitely want to be thinking about the placement of the container, prior to it being delivered.  

If possible, you want to place the container on a hard-packed surface that drains well.  However, we realize this is not always an option. If the container is being placed on grass or dirt, we recommend that the container is slightly elevated.  Railroad ties or landscape timbers are a great option. Preventing water from pooling under your container will ensure that it lasts the test of time!  

General inspections:

We guarantee that our containers are delivered in wind & watertight condition.  However, you always want to perform an inspection of your container (upon delivery), to make sure your expectations are met regarding the condition of the unit. If you are interested in a container or just have general questions, please feel free to give us a call today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request on our website – Georgia Storage Containers