Is There Spring Maintenance for Shipping Containers?
Dry shipping containers are pretty self-sufficient. So you might ask, is there Spring maintenance for shipping containers? Yes!
Interior Check- Check the walls and roof for any thin areas that might have deteriorated over time and created pin holes. One way to see if there are any holes is to close the container door so it is dark inside, then look around for any light showing through. For safety, have a spotter with you outside the container. You can also sweep or blow andy debris or dust and inspect the flooring.
Door Upkeep- Are your container doors a little stiff after Winter? You can lubricate and grease them. Find more detailed information on our blog post here.
Roof Inspection- If you have any debris collecting on top of your container, we suggest you clear this off. As debris and water accumulate, this can create rust and cause leaks.
Inspect Exterior Conditions- If your container is sitting on the ground, the ground will settle over time, causing it not to be level. This will make it difficult for your doors to work correctly. Check out our blog post about leveling your container. Critters may also build homes under your container; blocking up your container will help prevent this. You might also remove any foliage that has grown or hanging limbs that cause damage.
Help a Fellow Container Owner Out!
Do you know someone who has a dry or refrigerated shipping container? Please spread the word that Spring Cleaning & Maintenance will prolong the life of their container! Feel free to reach out if you want more information on checking your shipping container!