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A Comprehensive Checklist for Shipping Container Maintenance

Jul 26, 2023

Shipping containers are durable, weather-resistant, and long-lasting structures that are used for storage, shipping, and even as alternative housing solutions. 

However, to maintain their structural integrity and ensure their longevity, shipping containers require proper, regular maintenance. 

In this article, we offer multiple checklists for shipping container maintenance to keep your container in top condition.

External Maintenance

  • Inspect the exterior for signs of damage
  • Repair dents and rust spots
  • Clean the exterior regularly to prevent the buildup of dirt and debris
  • Paint or coat the exterior to prevent corrosion

Internal Maintenance

  • Check for signs of water damage and leaks
  • Inspect the insulation for signs of damage or mold growth
  • Clean the interior regularly to prevent the buildup of dust and debris
  • Check the flooring for signs of wear and tear

Mechanical Maintenance

  • Lubricate the hinges, locks, and door seals regularly
  • Check and replace the door gaskets as needed
  • Check and replace the locking mechanism as needed
  • Check and repair any mechanical components such as HVAC systems, electrical wiring, or plumbing

Structural Maintenance

  • Inspect the structural integrity of the container for signs of damage or corrosion
  • Reinforce weak spots or damaged areas with additional support
  • Replace damaged or corroded panels as needed
  • Add additional bracing or reinforcement as necessary

Safety and Security

  • Install security features such as locks, alarms, or cameras
  • Check and repair any safety features such as emergency exits or fire suppression systems
  • Ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations
  • Implement safety procedures for workers or visitors

Hugg & Hall Mobile Storage for All Your Shipping Container Needs

Shipping containers are versatile and durable structures that can provide long-term storage or daily-life solutions. 

However, to maintain their structural integrity and ensure their longevity, regular maintenance is essential.

By following this comprehensive checklist for shipping container maintenance, you can keep your container in top condition for years to come.

Contact Hugg & Hall Mobile Storage today, and we’ll get you set up with a pristine shipping container to make maintenance even easier.

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