15 May Container Rentals – 4 Helpful Tips Before Signing on the Dotted Line
Are you looking for a short-term, secure, and convenient storage option? Or what about a temporary office, classroom, or a spaza shop or pop-up store? For many businesses and homeowners, storing and transporting items is a necessity, but what if you need a container for a short time only? In such a case, purchasing one is not going to make much sense. Rental containers are convenient and cheaper and they are relocatable too, because not everyone wants a big metal box staring at them from their kitchen window every day. Before signing up for container rentals just anywhere, avoid costly mistakes with these helpful tips:
- Determine the size. While many suppliers can customise containers to their clients’ needs, they come in set sizes that vary from 6 m (20 ft) to 12 m (40 ft) long. Because these are standard sizes, they are easily available and more affordable than customised versions. Should you find yourself stuck on the size, your supplier should be able to help you determine the right one for your needs and the space you have for it.
- Decide on the add-ons. From advanced locking mechanisms, and single, double, or roll-up entry doors to additional security features, many container rentals come with a wide range of options, each at an additional fee. Decide what you need and make sure your door comes with a lock box to protect the padlock.
- Place it on a hard surface. Some basic site preparation will be required before you can store a container on your property. It must be placed for easy loading and unloading, so make sure the ground is level and ready before delivery.
- Inspect it on delivery. Not all containers are created equal, so as soon as you take delivery of yours, do an all-around structural inspection from every angle, from the walls to the roof and floor. Look for dents, chemical spills, holes, and corrosion and make sure the hinges and locks are in proper working order.
Deal with A Professional
Shipping containers are a reliable, cost-effective, and convenient solution for short-term and seasonal storage needs but getting the best rental deal can be difficult without the help of a trustworthy supplier, such as Absolute Containers. Whether you are looking for a container to haul, store, manufacture, trade, use as a pop-up shop for an impromptu marketing campaign, or to use as a temporary space to sleep or work, we offer container rentals for every use.