For some people, brand new storage containers are too expensive. That is why they look for secondhand cubicles being sold in the market, hoping that they will be able to save some money.
This is a good idea. Cubicles are made of tough metals that make them versatile and durable. These containers can be transported over long distances or left alone for a long period of time without getting damaged. Also, the usefulness and portability of these cubicles do not diminish as time goes by. A 5-year-old movable cubicle, if properly maintained, can still address your storage and transport needs as if it is brand new.
Used containers are still tough and versatile, and they are often sold at very affordable prices. However, you can’t just go out there and pay for the first secondhand movable cubicle that you will find. Because it has been used before (for things unknown to you), you need to inspect each and every part of it carefully to ensure that your money will not be wasted.
This article will discuss some of the things you need to keep in mind when looking for a used container to buy.
1.Check for rusted parts – Aside from being unpleasant to look at, the rusted sections of a container can turn into holes. This can be a big problem, especially if you are going to use the cubicle to store your personal belongings. These holes may allow pests or water to get inside and ruin your stuff.
However, you can fix this problem if the rusting is only minor. You can use a chemical solution particularly designed to remove rusts from metal objects. Afterwards, apply a coating of “anti-rust” paint to ensure that the rusts will not go back.
2.Check the ventilation – Availability of ventilation is an important aspect of a storage container that may be positive or negative, depending on how you are planning to use the cubicle. If you are going to use it for transport or storage, you should look for a container that is completely sealed to guarantee that your things will be safe.
If you are going to use it for other purposes (e.g. as an office or a makeshift gazebo), on the other hand, then ventilation is clearly required. Here, you may want to customize your container by installing windows and doors so that air can easily get in and out of it. You also have the option to add an air conditioning system to enhance the circulation of air and lower the temperature inside the cubicle.
3.Check the container’s odor – Your sense of smell can also be employed to make sure that the movable cubicle that you are purchasing can still be used. Once the container is opened, immediately smell the odor inside. If the smell is so disgusting, then it is possible that harmful bacteria are inside. It would be best if you will just look for another container to purchase.
If you want to make sure that the container is safe from dangerous microorganisms, then you can engage the services of a professional inspector. He/she can help you identify if the movable cubicle is safe for immediate use, or assist you in fixing problems (if any).
4.Inspect the paint – This is one of the easiest concerns to address. Applying a coat of paint on a storage cubicle does not call for special skills or training. You can certainly do it by yourself. However, if you don’t have the time or you want some complicated designs, then you can engage the services of a professional painter.
The best kind of paint for such cubicles is the “anti-rust” type. This is because most portable cubicles are made of steel, a metal that is prone to rust and corrosion.
Movable cubicle is designed specifically to achieve space optimization and give you maximum storage space.