Winter Shipping Container Maintenance

Shipping Container Maintenance Tips

for the Winter Season

 

One of the main advantages to purchasing a storage container is their ability to withstand tough weather conditions for a long period of time. Frost and other winter elements can negatively impact your storage container. Keeping up on maintenance and repairs all year long, but especially in the winter, ensures your container will offer many years of protection to your valuable items. Jake Container’s, a New Jersey based storage container supplier, provides 5 winter shipping container maintenance tips to get the longest use of your connex box.

 

  1. Inspect the Container:

    The roofing system is highly susceptible to rust from harsh weather, pooling water and heavy snow/ice. Throughout the winter months you must regularly inspect the roof and remove all ice and snow, especially from the center. It’s also important to inspect weather stripping and caulking for leaks and replace as needed.

  2. Surface:

    The surface you place your storage container is critical for the long term maintenance and care; this is especially true in the winter time. The ground should be hard, level and stable to prevent melted ice & snow or rain from pooling underneath, which will lead to rusting.

  3. Repairs:

    Minor repairs are necessary and must be kept up on to maintain the quality of the structure. Repairs should be done before the winter weather hits to prevent expensive, long-term damage.

  4. Inspect the Container:

    Shipping containers are designed to handle rust, and almost all used shipping containers will have rust, but it is important to treat heavier rusted areas. The roofing system is highly susceptible to rust from harsh weather, pooling water and heavy snow/ice. Throughout the winter months you must regularly inspect the roof and remove all ice and snow, especially from the center.

  5. Lubricate Hinges:

    Extremely cold weather, plus built up dirt & grime will lead to malfunctioning door hinges. Give your hinges and locking mechanisms a thorough cleaning with a heavy-duty cleaner then spray with lubrication (WD-40) to ensure smooth operation all winter long and for years to come.

Looking to purchase a new or used shipping container? Our containers are available in different sizes, colors, and conditions.

Check back to our blog regularly for more maintenance and storage tips.

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