Top Tips On How To Maintain Plastisol Cabins

Plastisol is a liquid form of vinyl that becomes solid plastic on heating, making it highly flexible, durable and low maintenance and a popular choice of material for portable cabins. However, even low maintenance units can benefit from a little TLC to preserve the look and functionality and extend the cabin’s lifespan, particularly if used on a building site or as a busy sport changing room.

So, we’ve put together these simple tips to help you preserve your cabin’s functionality and appearance.

Inspect For Damage:

One of the first things we do at ModCon is examine refurbished second-hand cabins for any signs of wear, such as dents, scratches or chipped coating, and we always advise our customers to regularly continue this practice to prevent any minor issues that do arise from becoming serious damage over time.

Clean Plastisol Regularly:

Regularly cleaning plastisol ensures its longevity and aesthetic appeal by preventing dirt buildup, mould and mildew. Use mild detergent and water for both exterior and interior surfaces, avoiding abrasive cleaners. Regular maintenance prevents damage, promotes hygiene and keeps the cabin in optimal condition.

Check The Gutters:

Regularly checking and cleaning the gutters on plastisol cabins prevents blockages from leaves and debris, which can lead to water overflow and damage to the cabin’s structure. Proper maintenance ensures effective water drainage, preventing leaks and mould growth and preserving the cabin’s integrity and longevity.

Check Seals And Joints:

Checking all seals and joints on your cabin is crucial to prevent water ingress, drafts and heat loss. Ensuring they are intact and functioning correctly maintains the cabin’s insulation, protects against structural damage and preserves energy efficiency, contributing to a comfortable and safe environment. This is one of the inspections and repairs we carry out when refurbishing used portable cabins.


Well-maintained and clean windows, vents and exhaust fans promote good air circulation, preventing moisture buildup, which reduces the risk of mould and mildew and ensures a healthy indoor environment.

Clean The Interior:

Tidy the cabin’s interior with regular vacuuming or sweeping. Use a damp cloth to wipe surfaces and remove dust, helping to prevent buildup and preserve indoor air quality.

Regular Inspections:

Schedule inspections to catch any potential issues early. This proactive approach can save time and money, ensuring minor problems don’t turn into costly repairs.

At ModCon Cabins, we have been servicing, refurbishing and restoring cabins and modular buildings for over 25 years. Why not book an inspection with a member of our expert team to keep your unit in tip top condition? Or if you are considering a modular unit but are unsure what is right for you, check out our full range of portable cabins today.


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