Spring cleaning season is quickly coming upon us, and that makes it a great time to give your shipping or storage container a quick clean and make any repairs or general maintenance that may be needed. Like most things, an annual cleaning maintenance will extend the life of your shipping container by keeping it in top condition.
Sweeping Up: If you're able to move everything out of your container to sweep it, great. However, I'm guessing that it's possible, or more likely that it's just not a realistic request. At the very least, you'll want to sweep any dust and dirt out of the container. It will help to clean things up, but more importantly it will expose any signs of unwanted wear or corrosion. You could even use a leaf blower, but that could be noisy and very dusty.
Washing Down: To wash the outside of the shipping container you'll want to use a garden hose or pressure washer, and clean starting from the top and working your way down. While cleaning the container you'll want to look for any flaking paint or small rust spots that may become exposed during the process. Periodically check the inside of the container for any new water that may have been sprayed inside of the container; it may be a sign of a small hole or rust area that needs attention.
Rust Removal and Hole Patching: If you've found any rust or corrosion you'll want to address it as soon as possible. If left unmanaged it could potentially grow into a larger hole and become more difficult to repair.
If you have any questions about cleaning and repairing a shipping container, or just general questions about shipping containers, feel free to contact any of the sellers on our site, or ContainerAuction.com directly. We work directly with shipping lines and container resellers throughout the United States and around the world and are always willing to provide input or share our experiences to make your project successful.