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How to Maintain Your Used Modular Building

maintain your used modular building

No matter what application you use your modular building for, regular and proper maintenance is important to ensure that your unit remains an effective space throughout its lifespan. Everyone should know how to maintain your used modular building!

Our used modular buildings are kept in great condition, and undergo rigorous re-inspection and renovation work before they are leased or purchased by you. But once it’s in your hands, there are steps you can take to make sure your modular unit services you well for years to come.

Without further ado, here’s Advanced Modular Space’s guide to maintaining your used modular building.

EXTERIOR:

WALLS:

The outer walls of your modular unit are susceptible to corrosion and decay if not properly maintained. Whether they’re made with wood, vinyl, steel, or aluminum, we recommend a light pressure washing the sidings on a yearly basis to fight the buildup of dirt, grime, and pollen. Or, if you only need to spot clean, use a sponge soaked in warm, soapy water.

Furthermore, we recommend you keep any foliage well-trimmed so that it’s not in direct contact with the unit.

ROOF:

Along with the walls, the roof is susceptible to grime buildup from weather, along with debris (fallen leaves, tree branches, etc.). Regularly sweeping the roof and cleaning the gutters will reduce water buildup, which can lead to mold and mildew.

WINDOWS:

The windows of your unit can be cleaned using standard household cleaning solutions. In addition, you should regularly wipe down the sliding mechanism to fight against dirt – significant dirt buildup can cause wear when opening and closing the window.

PAINT:

If your unit is painted, avoid using abrasives when cleaning the exterior. Being too rough on the paint can cause the paint to chip – so use a warm, soapy mixture to clean it.

INTERIOR:

FLOORING:

Keep flooring free of standing water and dirt accumulation. When cleaning the floors, typical floor cleaners can be used. In the event of damaged flooring, identify where the warping is occurring and replace as soon as possible.

HVAC:

Proper upkeep of your HVAC unit is crucial! Replace the filter/screen on a monthly basis to maintain a clean air environment. Also, inspect the unit for rust or corrosion frequently.

LIGHT FIXTURES:

Replace as needed.

PLUMBING:

Ensure that the caulking around the interior plumbing is properly sealed, and apply more if it is not. Also, check regularly for rust or sediment buildup on the outside, and keep an eye out for leaks which can cause warping in the floor and walls.

 

Proper upkeep of your modular unit is crucial in maintaining its usefulness throughout the years, and it only takes a small amount of upkeep, beyond your regular cleaning schedule, to ensure that.

Have a maintenance job that’s bigger than you can handle? Give us a call and we’ll be happy to offer help. Contact us here.