Storage Container Woes
There has been a sudden rise in the demand and usage of shipping containers in the past few years because they are not only used for cargo operations but also have a variety of other great possible applications. You can store just about everything that comes to mind for as long as you want thanks to the sheer amount ofcargo carrying capacity these 10’, 20’, and 40’ containers offer. If you’ve ever stepped foot inside one you understand just how big they really are. They also come in handy when you want to relocate, when you want to create additional space around your property or when you want to store valuable items safely in one place. SO many uses!!
Storage containers also evoke a sense of security, especially those manufactured by legitimate steel container companies because they come readily installed with some of the most secure locking mechanisms to ensure thesafety of the cargo within. The most commonly used storage containers are madefrom steel, aluminum, fiber-reinforced polymer or a combination of all. They also come with heavy doors and have grooved walls on the top and bottom and are soldered to the rails and end frames. Good luck getting into a shipping container that you aren’t meant to be in, it’ll never work.
Shipping Containers, They’re Pretty Great.
What this should be communicating to you is that storage containers are extremely durable. They are built to withstand brutal weather, external physical damage and to top it all off; they can serve you for at least 20 years with minimal maintenance required, which makes for the most cost-effective storage option. Having said that,there are measures that you can take when you want to store perishable items, depending on what you want to stow away, you can either opt for a storage container that has steel or wooden floors.
Customize Your Container!
Storage container modifications are huge right now, they are even being used to construct homes. Therefore, ventilation is one of the most important features you want to add because some containers are airtight and vents can help lower temperatures as well as mitigate any musty smells or dampness that could get inside. Depending on where you are this can be extremely important!
Storage containers don’t come with lighting or electricity, and it’s very easy to install electrical outlets powered by a generator or plugged directly into your electrical grid to make it easy to put lights inside. You can further make your container energy efficient by using a solar container lighting that can run for about 28 hours.It’s also important to have climate control measures in place when you need to store perishable items because while non-perishable can withstand some temperature fluctuations, perishables not so much.
Storage Containers are Worth It.
A climate-controlled storage container will not only eliminate the temperature fluxes, but it will also extend the lifespan of your stored items dramatically. The key is to ensure that your container is inaccessible to any insects or rodents and to check all items, which includes clothing, furniture, books, etc.for moisture, mold, dampness, and insects before storage. It also helps to use new cardboard boxes or airtight plastic bins before storage because used boxes are prone to wear and tear and plastic bags may also contain moisture, bugs, andmold that can damage your things or cause items to rot. Roaches don’t like many things more than old cardboard!
For more information on shipping containers in general, contact All States Containers at 704-802-7700 today.