How to Maintain Container House: 4 Tips Help Your Container House to Last Longer

Generally speaking, the lifespan of a container house(modular house) is 10-50 years, depending on the material. However, in the process of use, we should pay attention to maintenance, which can prolong the service life.

Here are 4 tips to share with you.

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  1. Rain and sun protection

Although the container has a certain anti-corrosion function, and the exterior is also wrapped with corresponding anti-corrosion materials. However, if the container is exposed to the sun or rain for a long time, the surface will also be corroded, especially in areas with poor air conditions or acid rain areas. If you do not pay attention to rain and sun protection, even advanced containers will be damaged quickly.

Therefore, a suitable roof provides your home with the necessary rain and sun protection and will be the first line of defense against rust. An added bonus is that it also provides shade to keep your home cool. If you're building a container home in a cold environment, the roof is just as important! In this case, snow is your enemy, and the roof provides insulation to keep your home warmer.

  1. Anticorrosion

Although the external structure of the container prefab is considered to be a steel structure and therefore has strong impact resistance, the biggest fatal problem of the steel structure is the corrosion of chemical substances (such as ordinary acids, alkalis, salts, etc.), which cannot be contacted with it. Otherwise, it will cause damage to the whole in a short period of time. If there is contact with acid and alkali salts, it must be wiped with a professional cleaning agent. Therefore, I suggestion that you apply a coat of paint all around to prevent corrosion, and then repaint regularly.

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  1. Regular external cleaning

For residential containers, the exterior should be cleaned frequently, just like a general house, in order to avoid chemical corrosion caused by accumulation of dust. Residential containers should be systematically maintained every other month or so.When purchasing a container house, not only should you pay attention to its external materials and construction techniques, but you can also consider maintenance work in advance to make later maintenance easier.

  1. Indoor moisture-proof

Although the container house has a moisture-proof function, due to differences in regional environments, such as the high humidity throughout the year in the basin area, it is also necessary to pay attention to moisture-proof work. If there is moisture resurgence inside the container house, it will have a great impact on it. Once the moisture regains and mildew occurs, its service life will be greatly reduced. It can cause permanent damage to walls. So, keep the container house off the ground.

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Post time: Jun-30-2022