Did you know that 2020 saw record numbers of businesses move location? Remote working uprooted the formerly held notion of the office, and many businesses were left with premises no longer fit for purpose. But do you know what to do when in this situation?
The answer is to move on to a new pasture. Read on as we discuss what to look for when choosing commercial movers.
The best way to find a commercial moving company is with a recommendation. You will undoubtedly have friends who are also in business or local colleagues. Ask them who they have used in the past.
If your search does not return any answers, look at online customer reviews. While no one will have a perfect score, you are looking for companies that have the majority as four and five stars.
Licenses and Insurance
Accidents can happen at any time, even with the most careful company. However, what you don’t want is a company that is not insured or licensed to do movals.
If something breaks, you have no legal groundwork on which it will be reimbursed. In addition, any injuries that occur on your premises could mean you are liable. You don’t want to be embroiled in legal action for hiring the wrong company.
Easy to Understand Rates
When you contact a moval company, they should give you a price based on the amount to move, the hours it will take and how many staff they will need. This makes it easier when comparing moving fees from different companies. However, this will be a base rate and will not include packing materials.
Once you have some good quotes, ask them to visit your premises. From here, they should be able to provide you with a more solid estimate including any additional fees.
Sometimes, standard movers for offices will just not do. You may have a lot more than just computers and folders to shift. In this case, you need specialist services.
Machinery movers are one of the most used specialist services. If you have equipment that weighs tonnes, it is not going to be moved by a few workers with a standard van.
Determine Who Is Packing and Set a Date
Many commercial movers can do the packing for you. It does cost extra, but it saves you a lot of time. In the clamor to organize a huge move for your business, it may well be worth the expenditure.
Finally, make sure the company can commit to an exact date. Moving can be extremely fluid, but if you have a date set in stone it will be a huge weight off your mind.
Choosing Commercial Movers
In summary, when choosing commercial movers you need to shop around. Know what you want, what the company is offering, and get it in writing. This will give you peace of mind during a very stressful period.
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