Tips & Advice
Do commercial movers provide after-business-hours services?
Yes, most commercial movers provide services after business hours and on weekends.
How do commercial movers protect office machinery and technology equipment?
Commercial movers that specialize in electronics, as well as data center and technology equipment, will specify that capability on their services listing. They are used to dealing with equipment manufacturers and telecom-solution providers to ensure warranty compliance. Commercial movers have everything from professional packing materials such as anti-static bags and file cartons, to floor coverings and ramps for smooth transfer to the moving vehicle; and protective pads and cables for movement protection in the van, to “air ride” suspension for a smoother ride.
Do commercial movers provide furniture disassembly and reassembly services?
As a general rule, full-service commercial movers provide furniture disassembly and reassembly as an extra service with additional charges based on the complexity and time requirements of the job.
Do commercial movers provide storage?
Many commercial movers also provide storage, but it is not a standard service offering across the industry.
When is the best time for a company/business move?
The best time for a company/business move doesn’t as much correlate to a particular season as it does with other factors. Saving money on rent is a catalyst for many moves, and so is the need for a space better suited to a business. If your staff is outgrowing your current space, or your current neighborhood is not providing optimum conditions, it’s probably time to consider a move. However, you should only make the move once certain things are in place: e.g., existing customers have been alerted; mail and package delivery services are updated; and power and internet services are up in both places. If possible, time your move to happen when your business is slow, but utilities and services are running as usual--so, not during a holiday or severe weather season.
How should you pick a commercial moving company?
Pick a commercial moving company that specializes in the type of move that you need (local vs. long-distance, corporate vs. industrial vs. home office). It is very important that any moving company you choose is insured and bonded. Try to find a company that will give you a binding estimate (which means they can’t exceed the estimated price as long as the scope of work doesn’t change). It’s also best if you can find a company that has employees, not freelancers or contractors, as they are usually covered by the company’s insurance for any damages to your things.