Moving Your Business? Ask These 4 Questions Before Hiring Office Movers
December 15 2015
Moving is an arduous task, especially for businesses. While one-third of renters will move each year, the average American moves about 12 times in their life. Luckily, most businesses will move only a few times. Even so, moving an entire office can be a daunting task. Hiring office movers can save time and stress during a chaotic juncture.
Here are a few questions to ask before hiring office movers:
- How much should I expect this to cost? The average cost of an intrastate move is a little more than $1,000 but costs can be a bit higher for commercial moving. Getting a price range is the best way to avoid hidden costs and plan a budget. Also, keep in mind that some companies charge by the hour while others charge by each piece of furniture they move. They should be willing to be transparent with you about any extra costs or charges that you may not think of.
- Do you hire temp or full-time employees? This question may seem irrelevant but it's a liability risk if the moving service doesn't insure their employees. There's a chance that temp employees won't be insured, meaning they can sue your company if they get hurt while moving your office equipment. To avoid any expensive accidents, be sure that the employees working will be insured by worker's comp.
- Do you have any advice on how to make this move easier for myself and my employees? Commercial movers who care about customer service and satisfaction will do whatever they can to help their customers. This means giving advice when asked for it and making suggestions when it seems prudent. Office movers should want to leave you with a good impression rather than dump your stuff and leave.
- Is there a number I can call if anything goes wrong during the move? When it comes to commercial moving services, there is always a chance of something unexpected happening. The company you hire should be willing to give you a contact number for a manager or supervisor that can help in the case of an emergency or accident.