Reasons to Ventilate Storage Containers
Container Stop owner Garrett Crocker, has released a report about the importance of ventilating storage containers. “Not only does the right kind of ventilation keep air flowing, it helps prevent property loss to mold and rust,” said Crocker. “Ventilation also a health consideration for people working inside.”
Container Stop is a Paso Robles Storage Container company started by Crocker to fulfill a need for storage containers in Salinas and throughout California. The company offers fairly priced shipping containers as well as modification services to suit whatever needs customers may have.
The report, ‘Reasons To Ventilate Storage Containers,” can be read below, and on the Container Stop website.
Ventilation in Shipping Containers
Storage containers are built to be airtight and water tight so their contents can be safely transported across oceans. Once retired to a different use on land, air and water tightness can contribute to mold, rust, poor air quality, disease and property loss. Whether the use for storage container in Salinas is farm equipment, inventory, or personal or business use, it is important that it be properly ventilated.
The reasons to ventilate storage containers are:
Mold, a fungus which when left untreated can be very expensive to remove and can cause harm when spores are inhaled.
Diseases. Poor ventilation has been linked with numerous human diseases such as: pneumonia, dry eyes and nausea and respiratory diseases, the most common of which is asthma.
Rust. Poor ventilation can lead to condensation, which can cause steel containers to rust. This rust can also affect any metal pipework that runs throughout the container. Repairing rusting containers can be a time consuming and costly job.
Bad smells. Poor ventilation can lead to musty odors. Because the air has nowhere to go, any smell will linger and reduce air quality.
Finding the balance between the right amount of ventilation and too much depends on the use of the container. A refrigerated container would need different air circulation than one storing dry goods. When the container is being remodeled to serve as an office or a shop and occupied by people during work hours, the proper circulation of fresh air is a health and safety requirement.
Container Stop provides storage containers in 10’, 20’ and 40’ lengths for purchase or lease. The company ships all throughout California, and will even ship out of state, but offers free delivery for local orders. For all Salinas storage container needs, think Container Stop.
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