24 Feb Office Furniture Removal
Avoid Disruption and Save Money: 3 Reasons to Partner with Office Furniture Removal Professionals
The pandemic has thrown the global workforce into a massive spin, turning the business sector upside down. Besides the human impact, the lockdown has affected tens of thousands of South African SMEs. In May last year, the government predicted that over 55 000 South African SMMEs could close their doors. Soon after the first wave, 92% of small businesses said the crisis affected their operations.
Today, four-in-ten businesses say that they do not have the financial resources to get through another lockdown, with all avenues exhausted. Since January 2021, the lockdown has forced many more SMMEs to close shop or downscale to more affordable and convenient premises, leading to an increased trend in office moving services. However, moving heavy-duty furniture requires the right movers that can do the job safely and efficiently – and preferably without delays, theft, or damage.
As you prepare for an office relocation move, you’re probably on the fence about whether to do a DIY over the weekend or hire a family friend with a bakkie that’s eager to make some pocket money. Or you can hire a professional furniture removal company that specialises in moving office furniture and other types of services. Today, hiring a professional office furniture removal company to move any furniture and equipment is a lot pricier than a DIY or hiring an amateur.
Here’s why hiring a professional office furniture removal company is worth every cent.
You Get Safety and Security Assurance
South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries, but crime is a real headache for everyday people. According to the SAPS, a hijacking takes place every 32-minutes in SA, with burglary leading the way in crime stats. Interesting, these two crimes often go hand-in-hand, and a furniture removal company understands the dangers they face on the road while travelling with expensive valuables. Professional moving companies teach employees techniques to handle, pack, navigate and stay safe on the road, and unpack items cautiously during a move, preventing damage and loss. You get assurance that every item will arrive at your new location in one piece.
Removal Companies Have Theft, Loss and Breakage Insurance
Hijacking and robbery are everyday occurrences in South Africa. Have you thought about what will happen if that amateur you hired were to experience a hijacking or find themselves in a collision en route to offload your office valuables? Who will cover the insurance? A professional office furniture removal company will have vehicle security and insurance. That means if something were to go wrong, the removal company pays you out in full. Moving office with the help of an experienced moving company will ease your mind on moving day.
Speed and Efficiency Means less Downtime and Disruption
Successful businesses understand that downtime can significantly reduce revenue and profitability. Disruption costs money – and disassembling, packing, loading, transporting, unloading, and reassembling costs time. In the world of office relocations, there is no time for bad traffic, incorrect routes, or vehicle breakdowns, which is why you need a team of professionals to do the job fast and efficiently. Moving experts get your office valuables from A to B with minimal business disruption and downtime.
Professionals Have the Right Equipment and Tools
Office furniture is very different from standard household furniture. You are moving heavy furnishings like glass and wood tables, computers, servers, cubicles, desks, cabinets, and other bulky valuables. These items require the right equipment to lift and move without scratches and cracks. A professional moving company with the right services has the right boxes, equipment, and tools to do the job safely, quickly, and efficiently. In doing so, you will save money – from the cost of hiring a truck, moving, and packing materials, and hiring or purchasing equipment and tools, to the many downtime hours spent on unpacking and assembling cubicles, computers, and furniture, which eats into your profit margins.
An office removal company provides the tools, know-how, and labour force to get the job done, on-time and without a hitch. That is why paying that little extra more with Elliott Afrovan is worth every cent. We are one of the leading relocation removal companies in SA with a country-wide network. Delivering solutions and services that minimise disruption and downtime and save businesses money, we assign each relocation project to a professional and experienced project manager where pre-move coordination, skilled packing, and transport, and unloading and set-up is put together by a team to create and execute a seamless, stress-free move.