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The Dangers of Used Shipping Containers

Shipping containers are often lauded for their durability and strength. However, what many people don't realize is that these containers are only designed to last for a certain number of trips before they need to be replaced. That's why at 3PEbuild, we only use new or one-way shipping containers to construct our kitchens and bars. We want our clients to have the peace of mind knowing that their investment is being built to last.





Used shipping containers can be especially dangerous because they may not have been properly inspected or maintained. If you're considering using a used shipping container for your business, we urge you to reconsider. Here are just a few of the dangers that come with used shipping containers:



Structural Damage:


Used shipping containers may have structural damage that isn't immediately apparent. Over time, this damage can Cause the container to collapse, putting anyone inside at risk.



Pest Infestation:


Another danger of used shipping containers is pest infestation. Rodents and insects can make their way into the cracks and crevices of the container, and once they're inside, it can be very difficult to get them out. Not only are pests a nuisance, but they can also carry diseases that put your employees at risk.



Mould and Mildew:


Mould and mildew can also be a problem with used shipping containers. These Growths thrive in damp and dark conditions, which is exactly what a used shipping container offers. In addition to being unsightly, mould and mildew can also cause respiratory problems for anyone working inside the container.


As you can see, there are many dangers associated with using used shipping containers. That's why we only use new or one-way shipping containers at 3PEbuild. We want our clients to have peace of mind knowing that their investment is being built to last. If you have any questions about our process or would like to learn more about our company, we encourage you to contact us today. Thank you for your time!

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