Founded in 1890, Peasley Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the WWI, the Spanish Flu of 1918, the Great Depression, WWII, the 2008 recession, and 9/11 among many other public crises. We are taking the current COVID-19 threat very seriously and will promptly adhere to any and all directives from local, state and federal government officials. Peasley Moving & Storage has been categorized as an essential industry business within the current mandate established by Idaho State Governor Brad Little.

As an essential industry business, we will maintain normal operations until such time as either company management determines we must close our offices or we are directed to do so by a governmental authority. We are taking extensive precautionary measures including the adoption of all CDC guidelines and the establishment of our own policies intended to minimize health risks for all customers, employees, contractors, vendors, and community stakeholders. We are proud to be able to support the needs of our customers during this crucial time but are prepared to quickly change course as required.

Stay safe together with Peasley Moving & Storage

The COVID-19 crisis is fluid and there are many uncertainties and factors outside of our control that may, with little or no advance notice, impact our delivery of moving & storage services. Please be aware the current crisis could potentially result in small inconveniences such as a delayed project start time or significant inconveniences such as the complete rescheduling of services.

Although there are many unknowns to be navigated, you can be certain that Peasley Moving & Storage will be timely and transparent in our communications regarding servicing your moving & storage needs, and our professional relocation consultants will work diligently to offer creative solutions in the event your project is impacted by the current health crisis.

Steps Peasley Moving & Storage is Taking:

  • Company-wide Implementation of all precautionary measures recommended by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
  • Office staff and moving crews are being monitored daily for symptoms and/or known exposure by management and asked to go home, contact their healthcare provider, and self-quarantine as directed. Staff members that experience symptoms and/or aware of exposure when not at work have been directed to stay home and notify their supervisor.
  • Office staff and moving crews are receiving daily briefings on precautionary measures and have been directed to follow them on and off the job.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being instructed to maintain appropriate “social distance” of 6 feet minimum between one another, customers, and all other people.
  • Office staff and moving crews are being provided with appropriate hand sanitizer and surface disinfecting supplies. They have been directed to disinfect truck cabs and moving equipment between each move to the best of their ability. These supplies will continue to be replenished as we are able, based on availability from retailers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with work gloves to be worn during the moving process and disinfected both during their work and between customers.
  • Moving crews will be furnished with appropriate masks (when available) to be worn during the moving process as circumstances require.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is limiting visitation to our branch offices. If you wish to purchase moving boxes or supplies, please simply call in your order and we will happily deliver to your vehicle outside.
  • Peasley Moving & Storage is offering Virtual Estimate Appointments! For more information, please visit our Virtual Estimate Appointment page or ask about this terrific option when speaking with one of our professional relocation consultants.

Steps We’re Asking Customers To Take Prior To Our Arrival At Your Residence:

  • Please notify us immediately if you or any members of your household have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms including cough, fever, or difficulty breathing.
  • Please use disinfectant/cleaner to wipe down commonly touched surfaces, objects, door handles, etc. at your residence.
  • Please make a sink, hand soap, and paper towels available to your outside salesperson and moving crew for handwashing during their time within your home.
  • Please keep residence and office windows open throughout the moving process as this allows for greater airflow and less potential containment of germs.

We are all in this together.  The team at Peasley Moving & Storage is proud to continue offering our wide range of services in accordance with the necessary precautions outlined above. Whether you or your business will be moving down the street, across the country, or around the world, we are here to make the process seamless & safe for you, just as we’ve done for well over a century.

~ Peasley Moving & Storage

Guide to storing industrial machine parts

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    Storing industrial machine parts requires a good plan, a suitable warehouse, and experienced Idaho moving companies that will help you move your equipment. Naturally, depending on the warehouse conditions, the configuration of your parts, and their size, you might need to consider applying appropriate packaging to preserve your items as much as possible. In this article, we will take a look at how to find a good warehouse and how to prepare for storing industrial parts properly.

    First, answer a few questions

    Before you start searching for industrial storage there are some questions that need to be answered. And only after you answer those questions and determine exactly what you need you can start searching for industrial storage.

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    Before you start searching for storage, answer a few questions.

    How much storage space will you need?

    Of course, the first question is regarding the size of your equipment, which draws a question of the space you will need to rent. Take a good look at your parts, count them, measure them, and try to figure out how much space you will need to store them all. If you cannot figure out this on your own, you can contact a storage facility near you and ask them to give you their space estimate.

    Do you have a proper plan in order to move your industrial machine parts?

    The following question you need to answer is concerning the weight of your industrial machine parts and how will you move them to storage. Do you have the means to transport them on your own, or you will need to hire heavy equipment movers to give you a hand? Remember, to move heavy machine parts you need an appropriate vehicle, moving dollies, forklifts, loading ramps, and a few pairs of hands. Moreover, you need to know how to maneuver heavy equipment, and how to secure them for transport.

    For how long do you plan to store industrial machine parts?

    How long do you plan to keep your industrial machine parts in storage? Are you looking for a long term solution? Or you will need to access those parts daily, take some out, store new in? This is an important thing to consider before you decide on the type of commercial storage you want to rent. If you do not need daily access maybe you will be able to find a cheaper solution that is maybe outside your city bounds. Naturally, the time your parts will spend in storage inevitably draws another question and that is the packaging.

    How will you protect your parts?

    If you are storing industrial machine parts long term, you will need to provide them with proper packaging. If we are talking about smaller parts, you can use appropriate plastic wraps and cardboard boxes. Or if you are planning to store some bigger parts, you can consider hiring professional custom crating services.

    How to find an appropriate warehouse

    Once you have all your requirements set, you can start searching for a suitable storage facility, heavy equipment movers, and packaging professionals. Of course, first, you need to determine where your industrial parts will be stored. Unfortunately, finding a good storage facility is not easy these days. And you will have to do a lot of research and footwork if you want to make sure that your expensive parts will be stored properly.  First, naturally, you need to locate a few storage facilities that offer enough space to cover your needs. Once you find a few companies, contact them, and ask for their rates. Next, even though you saw their space online, and they told you how good they are over the phone, you will need to look at things with your own eyes. That is the only way to ensure the safety of your equipment.

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    It is not easy to find an appropriate warehouse.

    Things to pay attention to when choosing a storage

    There are a few things that you need to pay attention to when choosing good storage for your industrial parts. Those are:

    • Overall state of the facility
    • Moisture issues
    • Security

    Is the storage well-maintained?

    The first thing that you should pay attention to when visiting a warehouse is the state of the facility. Does everything look well maintained? Is it clean? No signs of crumbled walls, broken windows, or roof leaks? You do not want to trust your items to a place that is about to fall under its own weight.

    If everything looks neat, pay attention to signs of moisture. Can you smell the mold in the air? Can you see wet stains on the walls or blistered paint? Industrial machine parts are very sensitive to moisture. If you want them to survive long term storage it has to be in a place without moisture issues.

    Make sure that they have proper security

    Pay attention to safety as well. A safe storage facility needs to have a fence, security guards, 24-hour surveillance, an alarm system, or some combination of those. Your industrial machine parts are probably not the prime target of thieves. But still, why would you risk, if you can find a warehouse that has proper security installed.

    Hire heavy equipment movers if you do not have the proper means to move the parts on your own

    Once you find your storage facility you need to think about how to get your machine parts there. Of course, the best way to do it is to hire heavy-lift movers and let them move them for you. Or you can try to do it on your own. But as we already said, you need to have some things to do it successfully.

    A hook and a truck.
    The best way to move your parts is to call heavy equipment movers.

    Use appropriate packaging

    Finally, make sure that your items are well packed. If you are storing smaller parts use bubble wrap, packing tapes, and cardboard boxes to pack them. For bigger parts, you can use bubble wrap sheeting to cover them. Or call a professional crating service to build a custom crate that will protect your items no matter how big they are.

    Stick to our guide and you will have no problems with storing industrial machine parts

    As you can see storing industrial machine parts requires a lot of thinking, researching, and physical work. Still, it is not something that is too complicated to do. Especially if you follow our guide and give us a call in order to get proper assistance.

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