11 Aug More Storage Container Care Tips from Anjer Inc.
If you have decided to invest in one of the many storage containers available for sale, you probably already know that they are durable and require little maintenance. However, like most things, they aren’t indestructible; their lifespan can be significantly shortened through ignoring simple maintenance that often gets overlooked.
The good news is that the Anjer team has already laid out some key ways to make sure your storage container’s lifespan stretches out for as long as possible. Here are a few more ways to extend the life of your storage container without breaking the bank:
Since they’re made of steel, storage containers are resilient against issues like corrosion and rust. However, that doesn’t mean they’re impervious to the condition.
You should perform a regular inspection of your storage container every year (preferably multiple times throughout the year) and pay special attention to signs of rust. While rust may not seem like a significant issue, it can actually spread and worsen the longer it goes unaddressed, and even threaten the integrity of the container itself.
Luckily, it’s possible to fix rust before it becomes a problem. By performing regular inspections, you can treat the rust with special paint to prevent further corrosion and seal it to help keep moisture out.
Lubricate the Doors
Squeaky doors can be annoying, but they’re also signs that other issues might be on the horizon. You might recognize that rusty door hinges can be a problem from an integrity standpoint, but squeaky hinges can mean that your doors may not open at all one day.
Generally, the squeaking sound that a door hinge makes results from the metal grating on itself, which is caused by rust or other issues in the mechanism. The problem can become so bad if left unchecked that it can cause the hinge to freeze in place, requiring you to remove it entirely to access your container.
Don’t Leave the Container Open
You probably already know that moisture is the enemy when it comes to maintaining your storage container. However, it’s also essential to recognize that leaving the door open for even a few minutes when you aren’t using it or don’t have to can increase moisture inside the container. If too much moisture gets in, you can quickly develop a rust problem, which will significantly shorten your container’s lifespan.
To find out more about how to maintain your storage container or to find out about available containers, including 20-foot storage containers, for sale, call the Anjer team today!