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5 things to check before moving your storage shelves 📦

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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 that help customers coordinate their storage shelf move, no matter the size or distance. With the help of our experts, your next big move can go smoothly. So why not contact us today and let us take the work off your hands?

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

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

It must be determined what type of storage is to be moved, whether it is mobile or fixed, and whether additional components are needed for the transition.

That's why we're here to help our clients 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 will we ensure that your move goes smoothly, but we will also ensure that your storage system works properly! 🤩

Here are 5 of them that we take care of for you.

1. Expertise of slabs for your large industrial shelves (in metal, wood, plastic or other materials)

In the case of mobile storage systems, it is essential to have the slabs assessed by an engineering or architectural firm.

A slab survey is a weight calculation. Our facilities manager provides the selected firm with the total weight of the planned system once in place, so that the 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.

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

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Photo credit: Sylvain Angers

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

For a new construction or a renovation, many people are involved in the project: contractors, roofers, movers, etc.

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

This is why we accompany you from the first steps, and take over once the contacts are established to deal directly with the stakeholders.

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

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

3. Adjusting to new space for your storage systems

Since it is rare that all rooms are identical, your system may need to be adjusted or modified to fit your new space.

Depending on the case, you will have to increase or decrease your system, and plan your delivery times accordingly.

Our consultants are available at all times to answer your questions and suggest the best option to meet your needs, and our installation manager will coordinate delivery and installation.

With the support of our consultants and installation manager, you can be assured of a first-class system that works in perfect harmony with your desired environment.

4. Confirm accesses

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

During this visit, we check in particular the access to the building: use of elevators and docks, hours allowed for noisy work, opening of doors, stairs, etc.

These checks are often done with the building's custodian, who knows the place and the rules like the back of his hand.

Although it may seem like a lot of detail, this is the kind of information that, if known in advance, will save you from many surprises on the day and at the time of billing.

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Photo credit: Sylvain Angers

5. Transfer of files

Not only do we take care of your move, we also offer file transfer. This turnkey service consists of 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 the 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 simple as one might think at first. Do files need to be accessible at all times?

Can the inventory be stored for a period of time? Does the archive need updating or repositioning, or can it be put back as is? The answers to these questions may reveal needs you may not have thought of at first.

Where to find the right storage shelves?

Mobile or fixed storage shelves are a great solution for organizing supplies, materials and more in any workspace, whether it's a warehouse or a garage.

Whether it's for office or industrial use, using SOMR Group makes the process easy with its professional storage solutions.

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

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Photo credit: Sylvain Angers

With a unique product line for both stationary and mobile applications, you can find the perfect solution for any storage project that fits your space.

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

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

Buying storage shelves means doing business with a team of custom organization specialists from Quebec! 🙌🏻

Do you have any questions?

We invite you to contact us if you want to know more about our services and products.

Some of our products

The elegant Aetnastak® fixed configurable library shelving system is designed primarily for libraries and documentation centers.

The Hybria Cuvre shelving system is a derivative of the Hybria shelf. With its circular shape, this shelving system will allow you to create collaborative and study spaces.

SafeAisle® high density electric mobile storage shelves have redefined safety standards in the field. 

The specialist in fixed and mobile shelving and storage systems. The SOMR Group is an authorized distributor of Montel commercial and industrial storage systems.

To optimize your storage or warehouse space, whether you are a library, a museum, an office, a wholesaler or a retailer. Prisma Storage Inc. will be your partner in your project from design to installation.

You are in the right place!

Classement Luc Beaudoin and Rangement Prisma have joined forces under the same Groupe SOMR banner!

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