Why You Should Hire Professional Art Movers When Relocating Your Business
Why hire professional office movers when you can do it yourself with a truck and some casual labourers? This is a question that hundreds of business owners have asked themselves at one time or another. It is also probably a lesson they learned the hard way. We are not going to sugar coat it for you. Moving your office yourself, and hiring casual labourers to help you, is a recipe for disaster, especially if you have art to move. Yes, you might initially save money, but you could end up paying a lot more when your expensive art is damaged or destroyed along the way. Professional art movers might seem like an expensive service to acquire, but it does not have to be.
The Difference Between Professional and Casual Movers
What is the real difference between professional art movers and hiring casual labourers? The first difference is that professional art movers only hire full-time employees, as they can be trusted and will not easily put themselves in a position where furniture, equipment, or art is lost or damaged along the way. Another difference is that the furniture, equipment, and art you move can be insured when you hire a professional office mover. This insurance will cover you financially if anything is lost or damaged during the move.
Saving Now Could Mean That You Pay More Later
One of the biggest mistakes that business owners make, is thinking that they can do things quicker and cheaper themselves. Remember that a removal company has many skilled and experienced hands available, and the move can be completed in just a few hours in most instances. A bakkie and casual labourers could take all day, depending on the size of your business and how much has to be moved.
Professional art movers have also spent the time and money to ensure that their business has everything needed for a smooth move, starting with a fleet of modified vehicles that will get your items from A to B quickly and in excellent condition. All of our vehicles at Elliot Afrovan have tail lifts and air suspension, so that the general knocks and bumps of the roads do not cause any damage to your goods and expensive art. The tracking devices, installed in our vehicles, also make it possible to track the goods at any time.
Art Needs to be Handled by Skilled Movers
When using casual labourers, there is no guarantee that they have ever moved furniture or even art before. A professional office mover will have spent time and money training staff members, so that they know precisely how to carry heavy objects, and how to handle awkwardly sized and oddly shaped items. Even more, they will have been trained in how to handle art and ensure that absolutely no damage is sustained. Understanding the value of art is the first thing that a professional mover will teach their staff members.
Art can come in various shapes and forms. It can be a painting, sculpture, musical instrument, or similar. When asking for a quotation, make sure that a consultant can visit your premises to get a closer look at your art, so that a strategic plan of action can be arranged. During this site visit, you can advise the moving supervisor on just how much care should be taken, and you can discuss the best course of action to follow to ensure that your art gets from the first premises to the second unscathed.
At Elliott Afrovan, we take great pride in the fact that we have moved a number of artworks, without any disasters. In fact, we regularly do training to ensure that our team is ready and able to assist if any art needs to be moved in small or large quantities. Rest assured that any art, handled by Elliott Afrovan, has been in good hands.
Contact Elliott Afrovan for Your Art Relocation Needs
Before you commit to doing business with any particular removals company, make sure that you acquire a written quotation that details all the services that will be offered. If you would like to get a quote from trusted and reputable professional art movers in your area, we recommend that you get in touch with us at Elliott Afrovan. You can give us a call or send us an email for more information or for a quotation on your upcoming move.