Used Shipping Container - Pitfalls to Avoid
Customers often ask us what they should be looking for in a Used Shipping Container. With any Pre-Owned products, you don't want to be acquiring a previous owner's problems....used shipping containers are no exception!
Here is a helpful list of items to avoid when shopping for a used shipping container:
Shipping containers are of course constructed with steel; rust can degrade structural integrity and generally result in a poor appearance. The last thing a shipping container owner wants is someone from a neighboring property complaining about the look of their property and its contents. Making sure you have a container that is free of visible - and not-so-visible - rust, is essential.
These can result from the effects long-term rust, or from some sort of puncture as a result of an accident. Obviously anything affecting the structural integrity of a shipping container is an issue to consider; also, holes can allow in water, other environmental elements, and even critters. Holes are to be avoided!