Moving to a new commercial location means that you’ll have to make a lot of decisions in a short amount of time. From choosing the best supplies, selecting the ideal moving date to the sheer number of to-dos can be straight-up overwhelming for business owners who are moving their office for the first time. And above all, the most important relocation decision coincidently happens to be the hardest – choosing the best office movers.
With hundreds of interstate and local commercial moving companies located throughout the entire country, there are a lot of choices vying for your business. Therefore it is important that you ask them the following questions before you hire a commercial moving company.
Can you show us your license?
Because of the high demand, there are always rogue and seasonal movers who are inexperienced and unlicensed. When hiring a commercial mover, you should ask them about their license, as every professional interstate company has a license number which is issued by the United States Department of Transportation. If you want to reconfirm the authenticity of their license number and their complaint history, then you can do that here.
But local moving companies that only operate and facilitate customers within the same state are regulated by the state, not by the Department of Transportation. Therefore, if you’re hiring a local mover, then they should hold a state license.
Which of the Stuff Can’t be Moved?
Every state has its own set of moving regulations, which means that there can be some restrictions on what your moving company is allowed to take with them. For example, if your company deals with chemicals, then the moving company will simply not move any hazardous, flammable, corrosive materials along with pets, even if they are well behaved and caged.
When you’ve decided to move your business, we suggest that you make a strategy for all the things you don’t want your movers to take with them. It might include the contents of the company’s safe or sensitive material like financial documents. You should pack these items before your movers arrive; otherwise, they might end up with everything else.
Do You Have Your Own Storage Facility?
The leading officemovers also come with their own storage facility because some business owners might have bought new equipment or furniture and will need a moving company that accepts delivery directly from the manufacturer and store all the equipment until it’s time to deliver it to the new location.
Other business owners might also want to store excess furniture on a long or short term basis in case the furniture is required in the future. Therefore, you should always choose a mover that has a government-approved warehouse because you never know when you might need warehousing services while moving your office.
These are some of the questions that you should ask before hiring a commercial mover. But, of course, if you select MAC relocations as your office movers, then you won’t have to bother asking these questions.We have over 100 years of combined experience from the commercial storage and relocation industry, meaning that we have the know-how and creativity to service your need. Either its office furniture installation or storage facility, MAC Relocations is the company to call.