So you've purchased a DropBox Inc. ISO shipping container and are ready to use it on your jobsite. This product now belongs to you, and you can use it however you want. Our highly-skilled engineers work hard to ensure that each DropBox Inc. product is made to withstand the harshest conditions. However, how can you ensure that your shipping container remains in the top condition that you received it in? With anything that you own, it's important to care for your shipping container in order for you to get the most out of it. As it's used and exposed to the environment, your shipping container is going to require proper maintenance in order for it last a long time.
Luckily, DropBox Inc. has some tips on how to prevent long-term damage to your product:
1. Inspect and Repair Damages to the Container's Roof
When shipping containers are stacked on top of each other, this can sometimes cause dents to occur. As a result, dents can hold water that leads to the corrosion of the container. When these dents appear, it's important to repair each dent and paint them with rust proof paint. This makes it less likely for rust to appear and damage your shipping container.
2. Remove and Treat Rusted Areas
Although some steel is corrosion resistant, it doesn't mean that they're completely corrosion proof. Certain locations, such as near the ocean where salt air is common, can cause rust to occur more often. Therefore, any dent or scratch that appears must be sealed and painted in order to avoid corrosion.
3. Clean and Lubricate Doors and Handles
The more you use your shipping container, the more worn out the doors tend to get. To combat this, it's important for each door and their handles to be cleaned and greased in order to ensure that they work properly.
4. Examine Container Modifications
When modifying a shipping container to include things such as doors and windows, it increases its exposure to water and dirt. Make sure that you check the areas of your shipping container that have been modified and clean them whenever necessary. This helps avoid corrosion and lengthens the life of your product.
5. Make Sure the Container is on a Level Surface
When the shipping container is placed on a level surface, this prevents water from gathering and corrosion from developing underneath it. Instead, the water is able to be drained properly due to the fact that it isn't leaning to one side.
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