Your company is growing, or else you must be in a different location. It’s time to hire movers to assist relocate your office. Business office relocation is stressful enough with no need to stress about how your office furniture, stock, and equipment are going to make it safely to the new location.
That’s why you should be thorough when hiring commercial movers. Make certain they can answer the following questions completely before signing any contract with them.
WHAT WILL YOUR COMMERCIAL MOVERS NOT MOVE?
Depending on your stock type as well as your state, there can be some restrictions on what your moving service may take with them. By way of example, if you’re moving a retail business which includes alcohol products, be sure they’ll take those with them.
You’ll also need to make a strategy for the things you don’t want your movers to take with them. These things might be sensitive archive files or the items in your organization safe. Pack these things before your commercial movers arrive to pack your business. Otherwise, they may by mistake.
WILL YOUR MOVERS PACK FOR YOU?
Some commercial moving companies will only take pre-packed boxes and dismantled furniture. While this cuts down on the costs of the business move, it’s worth looking at a much more comprehensive moving package.
Without an agreement to pack your furniture and office items for you, you’ll ask others (namely your team) for help. This introduces an element of risk and error that won’t be covered by insurance. A dropped photocopier, for example, could be an expensive mistake – but this kind of accident with a commercial mover will be covered by their insurance (and less likely to occur in the first place!).
Asking staff to help you move furniture can violate safety and health regulations. If an individual feels they must pitch in to help you, they may risk hurting themselves – and you can face a hefty bill, plus sickness pay while your employee recovers.
You will also encounter increased business downtime if the staffs are the ones packing, taking them away from core daily obligations. A moving company that packs for your company means your entire staff will concentrate on their jobs
ARE PACKING MATERIALS INCLUDED?
Learn how your business furniture and equipment are going to be packed. If small items are thrown into crates, are packing items like bubble wrap supplied? This will reduce the risk of damage while in the moving process.
Some moving services won’t supply packaging materials, or may only work with the most inexpensive available. This risks your fragile items, including breakable items that might cost you thousands if a problem happens during the move.
Ensure that your commercial moving company uses good-quality packaging materials to lower risk. You may even want to find out what the recycling policy is, particularly if your business is ISO 14001 accredited!
WHAT IS THE COST BREAKDOWN?
Will your movers charge by the item, or by the hours? Is packaging included? Are there distinct tiers of add-on insurance to look at?
When a mover gives one set price for the office move quote, ask them to breaka it down for you. A cost breakdown will let you make fair comparisons to be able to obtain the balance of quality service that is appropriate for your budget.
WILL COMMERCIAL MOVERS REINSTALL FURNITURE ON ARRIVAL?
What happens when you’re moving vans get to the new office? Will everything be put into the foyer leaving you to look for a place for it? Or will your movers take things to the right place?
An end-to-end office moving company is the better option to select in the event you seek operational continuity. There’s little point purchasing the full move service at the outset of it, simply to have to unpack all things yourself on the opposite end! It’ll make you susceptible to the same risks of delays and risks as you will have faced packing up your own office.