Moving items that are larger, bulkier, heavier, or more fragile than common household or office furnishings may require specialized moving service. Some services can be performed on move day, other items need preparation prior to moving. Further, we have a network of specialists that can provide particular services such as disconnecting and reconnecting electrical items, gas appliances or crating.
Large and Heavy Items
Safes, pool tables, exercise equipment, appliances, kayaks, boats, cars, hot tubs, riding mowers, pianos, and grandfather clocks are examples of items that require special handling. Our movers use dollies, straps, and other equipment to move these items. They are trained in proper lifting techniques and work together to move your items safely. Additionally, we partner with other firms, when needed, to provide disassembly, reassembly, crating, and hoisting services that may be needed. Usually large items ship with your household goods but items such as cars and boats may ship separately on specialized trailers.
Washers, dryers, refrigerators, stoves, and dishwashers have water, electric, or gas connections. While you may disconnect and reconnect these items yourself, we partner with licensed professionals to provide these services for you, should you choose to add these services. Proper disconnection, pipe capping, and connection are important to prevent leaks and ensure safety in your home.
Collectibles, fine china, artwork, aquariums, and chandeliers are some items that require exceptional packing to keep them safe. Custom wood crates may be used for items to protect them during transit. Crates may be built off site and brought to your home or built on site. Dishes and decorative items are usually packed in cartons called “dish packs”, which are constructed of triple thick cardboard walls. If you pack fragile items yourself, use ample wrapping and cushioning to protect the items. Be sure they cannot move around in the box. Also, consider the valuation coverage when deciding if you will pack these items or if you would like us to pack them.
Antiques, Collectibles, and Museum Artifacts
Artwork, heirlooms, and one of a kind creations are a top priority when moving. Special packing and crating services are utilized to prevent movement during transit. Our company has experience and innovation to apply measures to protect your belongings. We have even moved a replica of the Wright Brothers’ plane as well as local museum items.
Do you find that you do not have space in your home for all of your holiday items? We provide storage and delivery services to customers for annual decorating. We can work with your holiday decorator also to make the process easier for them.
While patio furniture is designed to remain outside, cold, snowy winters after a summer of heat and sun, can deteriorate fabrics, wood, and vinyl. We can pick up and store these items, then deliver them when you are ready to enjoy your deck or patio again. We can set up tables, chairs, umbrellas, and other accessories. This is particularly a useful resource for restaurants to store outdoor seating ensembles.
Access Areas and Build-outs
Keep in mind if walls, doorways, and stairways were built after an item was placed in the room, it may not fit during removal. Tight stairways, hallways, and doorways may prevent items from being moved through them. Therefore, items that fit in the location you are moving out of may not fit through accesses in the new location. Additionally, elevators may limit the size of an item that can be moved. Although it is an extensive measure, construction services may be an option to reopen an area in your property. Often, we find that people place large furniture in an unfinished basement and finish the basement later with the addition of rooms, doorways, and stairway railings that no longer accommodate moving the large item through them. If you are moving into a multi- unit building, check with the property manager at your new location regarding parking, elevator use, and reservations.
Offices have a variety of components that may require special service. We work with you to address each aspect of the move so you can be confident that your company will be set up and ready for operations in the new location. Some of the items that may require servicing are panel systems with or without electrical connections, computer server rooms, design systems, records rooms, and sensitive information. Our project manager will organize your workplace transition to minimize downtime. Disassembly and reassembly services, packing, labeling, and working with your staff and other professionals on the relocation team provides the basis for a complete relocation plan that fits your needs.
Types of Commercial Moving
There are an infinite array of variables in commercial moving. However, the commonality is they require an experienced moving team, resources and equipment to execute the transport, and the ability to meet your budget and timeline. These are goals that our firm has achieved for over forty years. Some of the facilities that require expert service include:
Medical Facilities Laboratories Schools
Trade Show Displays Libraries Technology Equipment
Warehouse Contents Records and Files Municipal Offices
Police Departments Fire Departments Theaters
Research Centers Student Housing Churches
Banks Distribution Retail Stores
Legal Offices Healthcare Centers Museum Items
Storage, Fulfillment, and Distribution
Transportation is not the only service provided by moving companies. Some, such as Century Moving, also provide in warehouse storage for short term or long term time frames. Further, products can be held and distributed to multiple location. This service is useful for opening new branches, staging, document management, and product line changes.
Experience is one of the greatest tools in providing expert service. Century Moving has over 45 years providing services and managing unique situations. Our services support Realtors, Human Resources Managers, Industrial Companies, Professional Firms, Retailers, Small Businesses, Service Organizations, and almost any other category of business. Inquire how your specialty items will be carefully moved.