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Renting a Container for Holiday Storage

By November 12th, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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The holiday season is all about excess. More food, drinks, company, and gifts. But what do you do when you run out of storage space? Georgia Storage Containers has a container for virtually any need you might have. 

10ft Container Rentals & 20ft Container Rentals

These containers are a great solution for storage on your property with tight spaces. They can be utilized to hide presents from the kids or for extra holiday decorations.  These smaller containers are a great solution for temporary storage purposes. The best part is they have a very small footprint so they can be positioned on a driveway. 

20' Container Lease

40ft Container Rentals45ft Container Rentals48ft Container Rentals53ft Container Rentals

These containers are ideal for businesses that require large scale seasonal storage.  They can accommodate 18+ pallets of product. Like the smaller units, these containers all have a security lockbox and easy-open door handle.  The larger containers are also available in a 

“high cube version as well.  This means they are a foot taller than a standard height container.  The extra height gives you the flexibility to stack your product or items that are oversized.  If your business stocks extra products during the holiday season, one of our larger containers may be just what you need to get you by.    

40' Container Lease

Call us today at (678) 829-5902 and speak with our team regarding your storage needs.  Let us help you find the right holiday storage solution. You can also submit an online quote and one of us will be happy to send you additional information and pricing.

Caring For Your Shipping Container

By October 9th, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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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

Storage Containers – Long Term Rental vs Purchasing

By August 2nd, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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There are many factors to consider when faced with the decision of renting or buying a container. The decision is a pretty easy one when your storage needs are short term (maybe a couple of months).  Renting is definitely the way to go. However, if you are planning on keeping it for a year or more, the decision can be a little trickier.  You may want to purchase, as the cost of rental fees (over time) might outweigh the purchase price. Here are some areas that might help you with that decision.

Cost:

The most obvious and important concern when choosing whether to rent or buy is the cost. If you simply need a container for a couple of months, renting is always the quick and economic solution. When renting for longer than a year, purchasing a container may be a cheaper option.  When renting, you will pay both delivery and pick up charges.  If you buy one, you will only pay the delivery fee. Be sure to consider the trucking charges, when determining if renting or purchasing is the better option.  We can help you calculate the cost between the two if you’re on the fence about your decision.  

Ease:

If you are unsure about the duration and you don’t want to be tied to a container indefinitely, then renting takes all the stress of commitment away.  If you purchase one and then don’t need it for whatever reason, you’re stuck trying to get rid of it. With a rental container, you wouldn’t have to worry about getting rid of it when you don’t need it anymore.  Just call us and we’ll come and pick it up.

Condition:

All of our rental containers are in excellent condition. They have been refurbished (exterior has been repainted) and come standard with a lockbox. Containers that we have available for sale, have the original paint from the manufacturer.  Those colors can vary, as well as the condition of the container. If you are concerned about the condition of the container, renting may be your best bet. However, if aesthetics are not your concern, purchasing a used container can be an economical choice, especially if your storage needs are indefinite.  Whichever way you go, both our rental containers and our sale containers are wind & watertight. Your belongings will be secure and protected from the elements. We also have easy access modular rentals if the corrugated steel is not an option for you. 

Containers are available in several sizes.  The smallest size we offer is a 10’ container.  From there, they go up in size to 20’ containers and 40’ containers.  The size you choose will depend on how much space you have on-site and how much you have to store.  We also offer larger 53’ containers to accommodate large-scale storage needs.  

As always, these are just guidelines for making your decision. Call (678) 829-5902 to speak with one of our knowledgeable team members.  We are happy to assist you in determining which option is best suited for you!  You are welcome to complete an online quote request as well.

The Difference Between Wind & Watertight Containers vs Cargo Worthy Containers

By May 10th, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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When shopping for used shipping containers, sometimes the difference in conditions is not as obvious as you would think. On the surface, Wind and Watertight (WWT) and Cargo Worthy (CW) containers are both used and have rust, dents, scratches, etc. Visually, a wind & watertight container can look just like a cargo worthy container.  Here’s a little more information about the specifics of each condition, to help you determine which option works best for you.

Cargo Worthy:

These containers are mainly used for shipping overseas. In order to ship a container overseas, it typically requires an inspection from a marine/maritime surveyor.  The surveyor will ensure that the unit meets the CSC (International Convention for Safe Containers) requirements for shipping.  The owner of the container will be issued a certificate, stating that the unit is seaworthy or Cargo Worthy.  This document is required by the port authority, prior to the unit being loaded on a vessel and shipped. Containers are stacked on a vessel for transport.  They need to maintain certain structural standards, as to not compromise the integrity of the other containers in the stacks. You can expect the containers to range in age from 10-15 years old.

Wind and Watertight:

WWT containers are also guaranteed not to leak or have holes.  However, they might have some patches or repairs, due to some damage that was sustained in shipping.  These containers cannot be shipped overseas, as they do not meet the requirements of the CSC (referenced above).  That does not mean they’re not adequate for general storage purposes. Most folks looking to store items on-site would go with this option.  Your container doesn’t need to be Cargo Worthy if you’re not going to ship it overseas. A WWT container will usually cost a bit less as well, since they don’t need to be surveyed.  They are simply inspected by the yard, to ensure they meet the requirements to be called WWT. These containers will also range in age from 10-15 years old.

Whether you are looking for a no-frills option for storage or coordinating an overseas delivery, our team can help you find the right container for your needs.  Give us a call today at (877) 670-0229 or request an online quote.

 

Renting a Container vs Trailer

By February 22nd, 2019 About Containers No Comments
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Shipping containers and trailers have a great deal of uses that can cater to your specific needs. Both options cover all of your short or long terms storage needs.  You will also be provided with a storage container or trailer that is secure and “wind & watertight”. While they are both great rentals options, there are some added benefits to each.

Containers:

Renting a shipping container is your best option for secure storage in smaller areas. The 10’ and 20’ rental containers are optimal for when there is limited space available. For larger applications there are also 40’, 45’, 48’, & 53’ Rental Containers.

These containers all come standard with an “easy open” door handle and are accessed at the ground level. Ground level access means they very easy to get in and out of quickly.

Trailers:

Rental trailers are an excellent option for storing large quantities of goods. Since they come on wheels they are designed to be accessed at dock level. The 45’ and 48’ rental trailers are perfect for placing directly at loading docks to load by pallet jack or forklift. These trailers are a very economic option for adding extra space to a warehouse for supply storage.

Whether you need to rent a container or trailer, Georgia Storage Containers Inc. has you covered for all of your “on-site” storage needs. Give us a call at (678) 829-5902 or complete and online quote request.

Standard Height vs High Cube Containers

By February 14th, 2018 About Containers No Comments
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When choosing a container to purchase or rent, there is often an option between a Standard height container or a High Cube (HC) container. At a glance, these containers might look very similar.  However, there are different benefits and uses for each type of container.

Standard Height Container:

At Standard Height container is 8’6”H on the exterior.  This type of container is a staple in the portable storage world. It is safe to assume that most containers are this standard height unless stated otherwise. Standard height containers come in a range of sizes, most commonly 10’, 20’ and 40’ containers.  Standard height containers are the most popular and are suited for just about any storage application.

High Cube (HC) Container:

A High Cube (HC) container is 1’ (a foot) taller than a standard height container.  If you need to stack your product or if your items are a bit taller than normal, the extra foot of vertical space is a great benefit.  These 9’6”H containers are usually found in 20’, 40’, 45’ and 53’ sizes (the 40’ size being the most abundant). If you have the height clearance, high cube containers are definitely an option to consider.

Whatever your storage needs, Georgia Storage Containers can provide the right container size for you.  Call us today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request.  We are happy to assist you in determining exactly which container will suit your needs.

Why are the Doors of My Shipping Container Difficult to Close?

By September 7th, 2017 About Containers No Comments
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This article is a bit of a continuation from our post last month. In that post, we focused on the basics of opening/closing the doors of a shipping container. In this post, we will discuss the two main reasons the doors of your shipping container may be difficult to close (after they’ve been opened).

Uneven Surface

When a shipping container is delivered, it’s usually delivered with the doors closed. If the container is dropped on a surface that is uneven, it can create some big-time challenges when opening/closing the doors. While it may be a bit difficult, you can usually get the doors opened. However, it may be virtually impossible to get them closed again.

The reason is because a container can twist or rack when it’s placed on an uneven surface. It is always best to place your shipping container on as level and hard-packed a surface as possible (like concrete, asphalt or gravel). However, if you are unable to drop the container on a hard-packed surface, the container can be placed on the bare ground as well.

When placing a shipping container on a grass/dirt surface, we recommend leveling that area as best as possible. However, sometimes you may not be able to do so. That’s okay. Just keep in mind, that you may need to level the container (by shimming up a corner or two once it’s been dropped).

Before opening the doors of the container, we suggest that you perform a visual inspection of the doors. This is usually a pretty good indicator if the container is not level or “racked”. Focus on the black rubber gasket/seal that runs around the perimeter of each door. That gasket/seal should line up straight across the top. If one side is higher than the other, the container is most likely unlevel. If you try to open the doors now, it may be very difficult to close them again.

To shim up a corner(s) of your shipping container, we recommend using pressure treated lumber. You may only need to shim up a corner(s) an inch or two. It may take some a bit of experimenting, to determine how much you need to shim up your container. Once you’ve added the shims, check the door gasket across the top of the doors. If the gasket is lined up, you’ve probably done a good job leveling the container. At this point, the doors of your shipping container should open/close without a problem.

Uneven Distribution of Product/Items

Once you’ve determined that your shipping container is level, it’s time to start loading it. It’s important to pay attention to how you distribute the load throughout the container. You may not experience any issues going forward (no matter how you load your product/items into the shipping container). However, if you notice that the doors are difficult to open/close after you’ve loaded the container, you may need to check how the product is distributed. Moving some items around may be necessary to alleviate any issues with opening/closing the doors.

If your product/items have been distributed evenly and you are still having trouble with the doors, you may want to check the corners of your container. If the shipping container has been placed on grass/dirt/asphalt, it’s possible that a corner(s) may have started to sink a bit.

This is a common problem as you start to add weight to your container. One or two of the corners may sink down below the level of the surface. If this happens, you’ll just need to shim up those corners until the container is level again. This should make the doors easy to open/close again.

It’s always best to make sure your container is placed on as level and hard-packed a surface as possible. If your shipping container is going on grass/dirt/asphalt, make sure you have some pressure treated lumber on hand. You may need to do some leveling. It’s also best to distribute the product as evenly as possible throughout the container.

These tips will ensure that your shipping container is always level. We hope that this information is helpful. If you have any questions or are interested in purchasing a container or renting a container, please contact us at (678) 902-9525 or complete an online quote request.

Opening & Closing a Shipping Container Door

By July 19th, 2017 About Containers No Comments
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Whether you are interested in buying or renting a shipping container, you must know the proper way to open & close the doors. It might seem intuitive but there can be a few snags along the way if not performed properly.

It is important to note that the container must be on as level a surface as possible.  If it’s not a level surface, you may be required to shim up a corner(s), to ensure the container is level.  

Once the container is level, proceed with opening the right-hand door first.

(1) Once you release the handle hinges upwards you simply pull the handle up and then rotate them out and towards you or away from you (depending on the container).

(2) This rotates the long silver poles called locking rods that are attached to both handles and the cam keepers.

(3) The cam keepers lock the top and bottom of the door of the container and seal it shut. Rotating the handles will disengage the keepers and break the seal. Once they are unlocked you simply pull the door open and repeat on the opposite side.

It is a pretty simple process that gets easier the more you do it. However, there can be some problems along the way that you might want to double check first.  You always want to check for an uneven surface, rusted door seals, torn or damaged gaskets (rubber seals around the doors), and even distribution of items on the inside.

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have.  Please feel free to contact Georgia Storage Containers at (678) 829-5902.

Portable Refrigerated Storage Available for Rent

By December 10th, 2015 About Containers No Comments
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16ft-easy-modularAt Georgia Storage Containers, Inc. we have the very best in portable dry storage solutions. Whether you need a 10ft storage container, a 16ft easy access modular container, or a 48ft storage trailer—we’ve got you covered. We have all that and more!

Our staff has a combined experience of over 75 years in the portable storage industry and can answer any question you have. We will work with you to find the best storage solution for your needs.

However, we find that some of our clients need to keep their items at a specific temperature and dry storage just isn’t enough to meet their needs.

Thankfully, Georgia Storage Containers, Inc. has a cold storage division, Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. for all of your cold storage needs. 

Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. has a number portable cold storage options available for rent throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Rent one of our walk-in coolers, walk-in freezers, refrigerated shipping containers, or refrigerated storage trailers today! Our clients use portable refrigerated storage for a wide variety of applications— food distribution, medical & pharmaceutical products, chemical storage, beer & wine storage, or commercial kitchen remodeling.

Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc.‘s entire rental fleet runs on electricity, not diesel fuel. Our electric units save you money AND help the environment while maintaining any temperature you want. Our units can maintain any temperature from below 0°F and up to 75°F (depending on the unit, product, and usage).

20-ContainerAt Georgia Storage Containers, Inc. some of our most popular portable storage options are 20ft in length. Portable Refrigeration Storage, Inc. has three different types of 20ft on-site portable cold storage units available for rent: 20ft walk-in coolers and freezers, 20ft refrigerated shipping containers, and 20ft refrigerated storage trailers.

20ft Walk-in Coolers & Freezers

walk-in1In the restaurant industry, own a grocery store, or have a food distribution facility? Add to your cold storage on-site with one of our 20ft walk-in coolers or freezers. Our walk-in coolers and freezers sit directly on the ground, only take up the space of a standard parking spot, and are delivered right to your location.

Keep even the most sensitive and perishable product safe and sound with our walk-in coolers and freezers.  They maintain any temperature between 0˚F and 40˚F and are NSF approved for food storage. Our walk-in coolers and freezers come standard with a lockable 4’+ walk-in door, interior light, diamond tread plate floor and digital temperature display. They require a 220V single phase power source and are equipped with a 50 ft power cord.

20ft Refrigerated Shipping Containers

20-and-40-Refrigerated-Containers-2If your cold storage needs include ground level access to palletized products then our 20ft refrigerated shipping containers are for you! Our 20 ft portable refrigerated storage containers are the ideal balance of economy and efficiency. They provide an impressive 1,010 cu. ft. of storage while only taking up the space of one standard parking spot on-site.

The 20ft refrigerated containers are able to maintain a much wider temperature range than the 20ft walk-ins. They are capable of going below 0˚F and up to 75˚F. Because of their temperature versatility, the refrigerated containers allow for a much broader range of temperature controlled storage.

The flooring is durable aluminum T-rail construction capable of handling pallet jack and forklift traffic and they have a cargo capacity capable of handling up to 8 standard pallets (single stacked, side by side). Equipped with lockable double doors on one end, our 20ft refrigerated containers offer secure storage and allow for easy ground level access. Our 20′ refrigerated containers require either 230V or 460V 3-Phase power to operate efficiently and are equipped with a 50 ft power cord.

20ft Refrigerated Storage Trailer

20-Trailer-Refrigerated-Trailer-ExteriorOur 20ft refrigerated storage trailers offer all of the same benefits of refrigerated storage containers with the advantage of being loading dock accessible. The refrigerated trailers are an excellent option for customers that require loading/unloading of palletized products with a fork lift or pallet jack. Since the trailers are at dock level, the pallets can be driven straight from the warehouse floor into the trailer. Our storage trailers can be backed up directly to your loading dock and be ready to use in minutes! In many ways,  20’ refrigerated trailers are basically a 20’ refrigerated container (but on wheels).The cargo capacity of our 20’ refrigerated trailers is the same as our 20’ refrigerated containers and they require either 230V or 460V 3-Phase power as well.

Contact Us

45ft-trailerAt Georgia Storage Containers, Inc. we are proud to offer a wide variety of shipping containers, easy access modular rentals, and storage trailers for rent. Whatever your needs, we have the perfect solution for you. Our shipping containers and storage trailers are available for rent in lengths from 10ft to 53ft.

We have over 25 years of experience in the container rental industry and understand your storage requirements. If you would like to speak with us one on one, a container specialist is standing by to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to call us today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request.

 

Why Every Business Should Rent a Storage Container

By September 1st, 2015 About Containers No Comments
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Whether your business is small or large, renting a storage container is the very best decision you could make. Renting a storage container can help you to maximize your profit, grow efficiently, and realize your goals.

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Storage containers are the secret weapon of numerous industries. They have a wide range of applications and have been widely adopted in the agricultural industry, the military, the construction industry, the oil and natural gas industry, in retail businesses, and many others.

 

48' TrailerRenting a storage container for your business needs is a highly efficient use of your time, space, and money. Every one of our rental units is constructed of durable corten steel, equipped with a lock box, and is guaranteed to be wind and watertight. Your valuable items will be protected from all threats–manmade or natural. Just choose a site for your storage container and we will deliver it.

16ft-easy-modularA major advantage to renting a storage container is that it allows your business the flexibility to quickly respond to market trends. If you need extra space our containers are easily scaled up. We can deliver and install whatever you need in a fraction of the time and the cost that it would take to acquire new commercial or industrial space. And when you no longer need that extra storage space just give us a call and we’ll come and pick it up! Due to this flexibility, storage containers are the ideal choice when responding to seasonal fluctuations in inventory, excess or seldom used equipment, file and record storage, or just plain storage.

At Georgia Storage Containers, we have over 25 years of experience in the container rental industry and understand your storage requirements. If you would like to speak with us one on one, a container specialist is standing by to answer any questions you may have. Find how renting a storage container can help you to expand your business right now! Feel free to call us today at (678) 829-5902 or complete an online quote request.

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