Office & Industrial Moving Q & A
When is the best time to move my company or business?
You should think about the best time that would minimize disruption to your business to save money. Consider the advantages of moving after hours or during the weekend to reduce the down time in your business operations, ease of the move and the cost.
How far in advance should I begin planning my commercial move?
We recommend that you should start planning your move a minimum of one month prior to your actual move date. You should consider a longer period of time when dealing with larger moves, you need to give yourself sufficient time to interview moving companies, plan data and phone transitions and evaluate proposals of moving companies.
Can we move after business hours or over the weekend?
We provide moving services 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.
Do you provide protection for marble or carpet floor?
We provide protection to all floors during your move. We have a material called masonite that we lay down on the marble and hardwood floors while moving your goods in and out of the building. We install carpet shield in the aisles within your office to prevent the carpet from soiling during the move.
Do you provide packing services?
We provide customized packing services to meet the unique needs and budget of our clients.
Do we have to pack the contents of file cabinets?
The procedure for packing and unpacking files from file cabinets varies based on the loading conditions at the facility and the type of file cabinet in your office. In general, if a file cabinet needs to be carried up or down stairs at either the origin or destination location, then all of the contents of all the draws will need to be emptied.
If there is no stair carry situation involved in the move, then follow these guidelines:
- Vertical File Cabinets – the contents of all draws may stay intact.
- Lateral File Cabinets – the contents of the bottom three draws may stay intact.
- Stationery (Supply) Cabinets – all the contents of these cabinets must be emptied.
Do you move delicate equipment or machinery?
Our move teams routinely handle delicate equipment and machinery for our clients. They are trained on how to properly prepare, load and deliver expensive delicate equipment.
Do you disassemble and reassemble furniture?
Our installation teams are trained and have all the necessary tools to disassemble and reassemble all major brands of modular furniture and case goods.
Do you provide a disposal service for getting rid of excess office items?
We can provide a disposal service. If requested we drop off a dumpster at your business location and load the waste into the dumpster. Arrangement for this service must be prior to the move and the volume of the waste determines the cost for this service. We do have relationship with several non profit organizations to take used furniture and provide it to other organizations in the area.
Do you provide internal moves?
We provide internal moves regularly for some of our clients.
How is the moving cost determined?
The cost of your move is determined by the man power needed, the number of trucks, materials required and the amount of hours needed to complete your move. Other factors can be storage or disposal services.
How do you determine how many movers and trucks to use for the move?
The number of movers and trucks necessary for a move is determined by the size of the move, the time constraints of the move, the volume of items being moved and the other services required. In addition to the previous, the presence of an elevator, a long walk or stairs
What is a binding moving cost?
A binding moving estimate is a not to exceed moving cost. It includes all the services that are being provided and the list of the inventory to be moved. This binding moving cost is used to protect the customer from any additional costs. Any additional item or service is reflected through the final cost. The final cost can be discounted if your service needs change, such as deciding not to move items on the list or deciding to wave some services we agreed upon in the binding moving cost.
Do you provide building insurance?
After reservations are made with us for your move, you will provide us with the information for the management company of the building you are moving to and from. Our insurance agency will contact the buildings’ management and will provide them with the proper insurance documents for your move.