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5 things to check before moving your storage shelves 📦

Apr 28, 2023 | Advice, Advice, Uncategorized

We understand how daunting it can be to make a major move or relocation.

That’s why our experienced and knowledgeable team is here to make things as easy and stress-free as possible – from start to finish! 💪🚛

We offer a wide range of services to help customers coordinate their storage shelf move, whatever the size or distance.

With the help of our experts, your next big move can go smoothly.

So why not get in touch with us today and let us take the strain off you? 📞✨

Why plan your move?

Planning to move a storage system, such as wire shelving, cabinets or more, whether mobile or fixed, is a long list of things to tick off.

Moving a storage system is a daunting task! You need to make sure you check all the necessary elements before the transition begins.

We need to determine what type of storage needs to be moved, whether it’s mobile or fixed, and whether additional elements are required for the transition.

That’s why we’re here to help our customers every step of the way, to make planning those big moves as easy as possible!

Our team will take care of five essential elements when moving a storage system. Not only do we ensure that your move goes smoothly, we also guarantee that your storage system runs smoothly! 🤩

Here are five we’ve taken care of for you.

1. Slab expertise for your large industrial shelves (in metal, wood, plastic or other materials)

In the case of mobile storage systems, it’s vital to have the slabs surveyed by an engineering or architectural firm.

A slab survey is a weight calculation. Our installation manager provides the chosen firm with the total weight of the planned system once in place, so that engineers and architects can ensure that the slab, or foundation, can support it.

If it can’t handle it, then it needs to be reinforced with additional supports, a project the engineering firm can guide you through.

Prevent your building from collapsing under the weight of your new storage system, and get a slab survey done! 😉

2. Coordinate all parties involved in the installation of large commercial storage units

When it comes to new construction or renovation, there are many people involved in the project: contractors, flooring specialists, movers, etc.

Good coordination between each of them is essential to ensure a smooth move. This coordination often requires specialized expertise in various construction fields.

That’s why we’re with you every step of the way, taking over from you once you’ve made contact and dealing directly with the people involved.

For example, for a mobile system, a subfloor must be installed, then covered!

To complete the job, our team coordinates the installation of the rails and false floor with your contractor, who then validates the covering date with us. We can then finalize the installation of your system. 😇

3. Adjusting your storage systems to new premises

As every space is unique, your system frequently needs to be adjusted to suit your new location.

Our advisors are here to help you find the best option to meet your needs. 🤝🚚

We also plan delivery times, and our installation manager coordinates everything for a stress-free installation. 🙌

With our support, you’re assured of a first-class system perfectly suited to your environment.

4. Confirm access

As described in our article From ideation to installation: how does it work?, a preliminary visit is conducted by your consultant at the time of quotation, and then in preparation for installation by our installation manager or your consultant.

During this visit, we check, among other things, access to the building: use of elevators and docks, permitted times for noisy work, opening of doors, stairways, etc. 🏢

These checks are often carried out by the building’s janitor, who knows the area and its regulations like the back of his hand.

Although these may seem like details, it’s the kind of information that, if known in advance, will save you a lot of surprises on the big day and at the time of invoicing.

5. File transfer

Not only do we take care of your move, we also offer file transfer. This turnkey service involves removing files, boxes or other contents from your storage space, then dismantling the system, moving it, reinstalling it, and putting your inventory back in place.

For smaller inventories, we can store the contents of your shelves on our premises in Laval. For larger inventories, we entrust storage to a specialized company and take care of everything from A to Z.

Finally, managing content that needs to be moved from one storage system to another, or from one room to another, is not as straightforward as it might first appear. Do files need to be accessible at all times?

Can the inventory be stored for some time? Do the archives need updating or repositioning, or can they be put back as they were? The answers to these questions may reveal needs you hadn’t thought of at the outset.

Where to find the right storage shelves?

Mobile or fixed storage shelves are an excellent solution for organizing supplies, materials and more in any workspace, be it a warehouse or garage.

Whether for office or industrial use, calling on SOMR Group makes the process easier with its professional-grade storage solutions.

We offer shelving systems that maximize storage capacity with robust construction and easy-to-use features that make installation and maintenance of your shelving simple and stress-free.

With a range of unique products for both fixed and mobile applications, you can find the perfect solution for any storage project that suits your space.

You can trust SOMR Group to provide reliable solutions that keep your workspace organized and efficient.

Our advisors guide and accompany you with all-inclusive service and the sharp expertise for which we are renowned. 🥰

When you buy storage shelving, you’re doing business with a team of Quebec custom organizers! 🙌🏻

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