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Using a Storage Container in Harsh Weather

Using a Storage Container in Harsh Weather

Keep your containers in their best condition with several simple tips!

Maryland winters may be mild compared to northern ones, but they too can be harsh and bitter. Plenty of companies in the state use mobile storage containers to house inventory and equipment; they are useful for storing overflow stock and items that require easy transportation. However, in harsh weather, one must be sure to use the mobile storage container with reasonable care. Below are several tips for helping you get the best outcome. 

Determine Storage Needs

First, determine what type of inventory you have. Will a mobile storage unit be suitable for storing these items? There are several categories of products one should never put in a storage unit, such as antique furniture, combustible or hazardous materials, and perishable food. If your inventory requires temperature control, seek a self storage unit instead. Otherwise, a mobile container sitting next to your business will prove very convenient.

Park the Storage Container Safely

When you park the storage container next to your business, be sure to plant it in a safe location. It should be away from tall structures like telephone poles and billboards. Placing it next to a taller building can give shade, which will help to block wind and keep it cool. The team at Allied Trailers can promptly deliver and securely set up your unit for you.

Store Strategically

Storing items strategically can also make using your storage container easier during harsh weather. One can more swiftly get in and out with what one needs. It is best to create an aisle down the center so that one can reach inventory in the very back with no trouble. Some companies use a barcoding system to digitally locate a specific item in the unit before entering.

Monitor Conditions

Mobile storage units can be waterproof or watertight. Allied Trailers’ storage unit containers are constructed from high-quality steel and metal and are resilient against theft and weather damage. One should still be sure to look out for any signs of water or other weather damage to the unit periodically, especially after a harsh storm.

Choose a Company Wisely

The company from which you rent or buy a mobile storage unit is just as good as the product itself. For such a significant purchase, you need a company you can trust. Thankfully, Allied Trailers is known for its straightforward quotes, quality products made in-house, and timely customer service.

Contact Allied Trailers Today for Your Specialty Trailer

Allied Trailers is a leading provider of space solutions for the construction, education, energy, industrial, commercial/retail, healthcare, and government markets. With operations on the East Coast of the United States, and serving more than 50,000 customers, Allied Trailers operates a fleet of nearly 10,000 modular space and secure storage units that are leased through a network of 8 branch locations along the East Coast of North America. Check out our Locations page for contact information, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn,Youtube, and don’t forget to check out our blog.

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