What storage companies DON'T or WON'T tell you ... the TRUE cost of using metal containers!
Two very distressed persons called us earlier this year … both had stored with competitors and used metal containers. One had stored for 6 months, the other 9 months, both returned to find that mould had decayed linen, mattresses and clothes; rotted cartons, and severely damaged wooden tables and chairs … only a few items were salvaged! Moisture was the culprit, and the airtight container the villain!
Metal containers are not designed for term storage ... they're designed to haul stuff! When a container is loaded and the doors swung shut, it’s airtight … the seals are so tight that containers lost overboard at sea actually float for a period! Temperatures rise quickly in a metal container more so than in a locked car on a hot day. Airtight storage exposed to high and fluctuating temperatures are disastrous ingredients. Moisture inside will evaporate as temperatures rise and then, as temperatures fall, form condensation which will drip onto your stuff below. This is repeated day after day, for your entire storage term!
Most household and personal items that you store will contain moisture … linen, towels, clothes, shoes and furniture. An average queen sized mattress, as an example, contains several litres of fluid absorbed from the bodies that slept on it. Even the air trapped inside a metal container contains water … many litres of it!
A wooden module is unquestionably the best in which to store goods. Why? Wood breathes … meaning that the contents equalize with the outside environment, so any moisture released will escape to the atmosphere preventing condensation forming inside. A simple, effective, and proven storage method!
Metal containers are a cheap storage source but the end result is a horrific write-off … the cheapest option will surely cost you at the end. The two folk that prompted this story are testimony to that!
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Most of the people find it difficult to hire a storage company that really fulfill there requirements and that time they feel helpless and also there are very few people who give good advice to the customers. Its a very good and useful post.
By Jeremy, 4:27 PM, Tuesday, February 8, 2011
You should try selling the benefits of your business rather than trying to post negative comments about your competitors ,why don't you mention how small and inconvenient your boxes are along with how secure are they???
By Ken Edwards, 10:38 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011
We have a lot of information on our website Ken and believe we articulate the benefits of using BoxNgo. We have several hundred customers in storage and none of those have mentioned that our modules are "small and inconvenient". We post honest opinion. You are entitled to comment but your post is silent on fact and your rebuttle therefore meaningless!
By BoxNgo, 11:01 AM, Tuesday, April 5, 2011
I agree with Ken. Rubbishing other methods and companies to make your product look better is a very insecure way of promoting your service. Why not let your product and services stand by itself against you compeditors. Very un-Australian Boxngo!!
By Carl Vanmurren, 8:35 AM, Wednesday, May 11, 2011
This article was not intended to offend. The story told is factual. The conclusions drawn are our opinion. Carl, like Ken you are entitled to your opinion. But rather than your censure why don't you describe where we are wrong! Do you disagree that people have had problems when storing in metal containers? If you believe metal containers are the best storage medium then say so! Nothing wrong with a robust debate ... and we'll publish your opinion.
By BoxNgo, 4:32 PM, Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I really don't know these types things about metal storage container. Thanks for sharing
By David Anderson, 11:55 PM, Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Really impressive blog thanks for these lovely tips.
By Sel storage In Redding, 7:29 PM, Monday, March 25, 2013