Moving your office to a new location is a process that is often beset with unexpected challenges. The good news is that proper preparation can significantly minimize confusion and stress when you are hiring commercial movers. Here are some of the most important questions to ask before you hire commercial movers for your business.
Can These Commercial Movers Handle All My Needs?
To save time, maximize space and keep costs low, it’s important to hire a commercial moving company whose services encompass your moving needs. Without experience planning and executing an office move, businesses often overlook crucial moving needs that delay the schedule, thus disrupting work and profitability. Rather than hiring and coordinating with multiple vendors, choose a moving company that can plan and manage your move from start to finish and offers full-service moving and storage capabilities. Companies such as these offer services including packing, disassembling, loading, inventory tracking, storing, unloading, unpacking and assembling your office property and equipment and lastly, the breakdown and set-up of key IT and telecommunications infrastructure. Hiring one company often reduces the confusion that can come from trying to manage multiple vendors. Even if a commercial company is unable to perform all the services you may need, it helps to know this upfront before you commit to using them as your office movers.
Does the Company Have Liability Coverage?
Business liability coverage, along with commercial automobile and umbrella coverage can help reduce the fears that come with trusting those responsible for relocating your commercial operation. With important business equipment being transported, inventory tracking can offer peace of mind but only liability coverage can offer true legal assurance that you’ll be compensated in case items go missing or get damaged. Moving companies are required to offer basic (carrier) liability coverage by item weight, though not all companies offer full-value protection coverage, which corresponds to item value. Clarifying your options beforehand can help you to narrow your search for the perfect commercial moving company to get the job done for you, and also allow you to explore additional coverage for your property with your own insurance agent.
How Transparent Are the Moving Prices and Estimate Figures?
One of the important considerations of hiring a full-service moving company is that hidden fees and add-ons are unlikely since the initial estimate accounts for all aspects of the move. That’s why it’s so important to determine what services the moving company is capable of performing. In addition, keep in mind that accurate quotes often cannot be determined without a representative visiting your office location and hearing your moving requirements. Before you sign a binding quote, you should clarify the extent of the services being provided and the costs of each and every one of those services. Doing so can help your business save money and budget moving expenses accordingly, and reduce the likelihood of costly extra expenses.
At Gibbs Contracting, Inc., our team of experienced commercial movers is here to answer any questions that may arise as you begin the process of moving your business to a new location. As professional commercial office movers, we offer a wide variety of services including commercial move management, full-service moving and storage, IT and telecommunication systems relocation and set-up, inventory tracking and much more. fLooking to learn more about how our commercial movers can make your next office move easier? Get in touch with a member of our team today to get started.