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Moving Your Business Equipment? 2 Tips For A Successful Journey

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If you are concerned about your business overhead costs, you might be planning an upcoming move to a less-expensive warehouse. However, having proprietary equipment moved can be more difficult than most people expect. Here are two moving tips that might help you to keep your equipment safe and functional, even after enduring the jostles of a long journey:

1: Drain All Liquids

Are you going to be working with a professional hauling company to help you to move your equipment? If so, you should know that movers can't just transport whatever you stick outside in the parking lot. Federal law prohibits the transfer of hazardous materials, including oil, fuel, and chemicals. In fact, if a moving company willingly violates this regulation, they could be subjected to fines up to $500,000.

To avoid breaking the law and damaging your moving company's reputation, always drain all liquids from your equipment before you attempt to move them. Here are a couple of other reasons draining items first is a good idea:

  • Oil: You never know how bumpy the ride will be for your equipment, which might mean a mess in the back of that moving truck. If your machinery has holes or open engine components, oil could drip out and damage surrounding pieces.  
  • Fuel: Believe it or not, fuel can degrade over time. In fact, because gasoline relies on a very specific mix of combustible materials, a little evaporation might change the way the fuel burns in your engine. Unfortunately, if you are moving your equipment across the country, the fuel stored in your combustible motor might not be fit for the job by the time you arrive.
  • Chemicals: If your piece of equipment contains reservoirs for certain chemicals that it mixes on its own, drain them before you leave. If those tanks are allowed to slosh around, they could become contaminated and damage your machine.

Although it might seem like a waste to throw out perfectly good engine oil, fuel, or chemicals, it could save you a lot of heartache when you unpack down the road.

2: Use the Right Supplies

That industrial equipment might look sturdy, but it still might be a good idea to protect each piece with a few layers. As movers heft heavy items into the back of large trucks or try to turn pieces around tight corners, equipment could be dropped or scratched in an instant. Here are a few supplies that might help you to get your equipment where you need it to go without sustaining injuries:

  • Stretch Wrap: Does your machinery have moving parts like drawers, robotic arms, or detachable keyboards? If so, stretch wrap might help you to keep things in place. This stretchy film can also keep dust from settling on your items, so everything stays clean. 
  • Electronics Boxes: It might seem simple to transport computer towers and monitors, but transporting electronics comes with its own set of challenges. Delicate LCD screens will need to be protected from impact, and internal wiring might need to be held in place. However, cardboard box manufacturers offer customized electronics boxes, complete with carved foam to keep everything safe.
  • Anti-Static Bags: Unfortunately, impact isn't the only villain when you are transporting expensive electronic goods. Static electricity can build when boxes are shoved across the floor, which could discharge and fry motherboards and other internal electric components. To protect against these charges, wrap electronic devices in anti-static bags.

After your items are ready to go, you can sit back and relax until your moving day.

By taking the time to prepare your machinery, you can focus on setting up your new building, without trying to budget for expensive repairs. 

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17 March 2015