Storage containers can serve a number of purposes. One can be as inventive as he or she pleases with them. People have recycled old containers to use them as offices and classrooms. But more often businesses will use them to store excess inventory in off-seasons in case of an unexpected spike in sales, or to protect expensive equipment during construction projects. Regardless of how you plan to use your container, if you are a prospective customer in search of box, you’d be wise to understand just what it is you’re looking for. Here are 2 tests upon inspection to help you spot a portable storage containers Chicago company you can rely on.
1. The Door Test
With an unreliable company, there’s always the possibility that they try to sell you a container that’s sustained physical damage to the containers’ doors and/or hinges. This can be the result of a truck accidentally backing into the door, someone having dropped the container from a crane or forklift in transit, or any number of other possible causes. There’s also the possibility that the container itself is just plain old, implying that the hinges are rusty and thus less secure.
The quality and security of the container doors is imperative. If the doors don’t keep the bad guys out, then you might as well just hand your most expensive equipment and/or inventory over to them in broad daylight. When it comes to storage, security should always be your top priority. Remember that the contents that you choose to store in this container will be out in the open, most likely in the parking lot. The last thing you need is a faulty door that’s all too easy to dismantle and break into. That’s why your first move upon arrival should always be to open and close the door to test its functionality.
Great Lakes Kwik Space’s containers are nearly all no more than 3 years old and have the best security features on the market.
2. The Floor Test
It is not uncommon for storage container floors to be wooden. Most often the kind of wood varies between particleboard and plywood. For all intents and purposes, work as well as any material. Storage containers need not impress its guests for its décor. That said, plywood, over time, has a tendency to rot. Therefore, the older the container, the more likely it is that its floor has an area or two that’s rotted over. As a prospective customer, that’s not a good place to start. For that reason, before buying or renting, be sure to inspect the interior, paying special attention to the quality of the floor.
Storage containers are new, used, or refurbished. The used kind are the ones about which you should be skeptical. All of Great Lakes Kwik Space’s boxes are either new or refurbished. They are US steel patented products of the highest quality on the market. Our containers are available for rent and for sale all throughout Chicagoland and parts of Wisconsin. To learn more about us or to inquire about a purchase or rental, you can to contact us on our website our by calling 800-966-1016.