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

Storing machinery long-term – tips and tricks

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    When it comes to taking your machinery into storage, your main goal is for it to work properly when you take it out. Especially if you plan for your items to be stored for a longer period of time. The easiest solution for storing machinery long-term is to contact one of the Idaho moving companies and have them find you a solution and relocate your belongings. But, before that, you need to make sure that your items are ready as they can be for their stay in the storage unit. Which is exactly what we are going to be covering in this article. We will go over all the necessary steps for storing these items in a storage unit, as well as give you some tips on the process.

    What is the best approach to storing machinery long-term?

    Here is the list of things you will need to do, prior to storing your machinery:

    • Clean and dry everything before storing
    • Disconnect all batteries when storing machinery long-term
    • Don’t forget to put switches in OFF position
    • Lubricate moving parts when storing machinery long-term
    • Drain the fuel
    • Repair machinery before storing long-term
    Clean every part of your machinery before packing and storing it.

    Clean and dry everything before storing

    The first order of business is to ensure that your items are as clean as possible. If your belongings go into the storage unit with dirt or other particles on them, it will increase the chances of malfunction when you take them out. Also, make sure that you dry them properly, especially if you are using a door to door shipping international services.

    Check your machinery for any leaks or remaining fluids and ensure that they are not there when packing them. Doing this is really important, as those fluids have a high chance of damaging your items. Feel free to seek professional assistance if you are unsure about anything.

    Disconnect all batteries

    The next thing you need to do is to remove all the batteries from your devices. They also pose a security risk and can wreak all sorts of havoc if something goes awry. Normally, it would not matter if you are storing your items for a couple of weeks, but the long term is another matter. You really can’t take any chances with long-term storage. In fact, most heavy equipment movers make this their first priority. Removing the batteries will also reduce the chances of any accidents in transport, as well. Besides, removing the batteries is really easy and you have no excuses for not doing it. Just make sure to write down that you need to do it, or you might end up forgetting.

    Don’t forget to put switches in OFF position

    This might seem extremely obvious but is easy to forget. Especially if you have a bad habit of unplugging your devices instead of turning them off via the switch. Whenever you are using a full service storage solution, you need to ensure that your machines will not suddenly start working if they get power. So, before you send a machine to a storage unit, do another pass of the switches. There is also the possibility of them flipping when packing, and you need to flip them back to off.

    Put all switches in the OFF position before packing.

    Lubricate any and all moving parts

    The greatest danger to your machines is moving parts getting “crusted”. In order to avoid this, apply a healthy dose of lubricant before you store them. This comes after drying them, of course. Modern lubricants are perfectly safe for storing. In fact, they are going to keep your items in optimal conditions if you apply them correctly. Avoid making lubrication mistakes and you will be fine. If you are unsure of anything, it is always best to consult professionals. Especially if your machinery is expensive. You don’t want to risk any damage due to a lack of proper lubrication. It is not really as easy as “spray and pray”. Or, well, it is, but that is not the preferred method of applying lubricants.

    So, identify the moving parts, carefully apply lubrication, and clean all the extra leaks or spills. Doing this will provide your machinery with optimal protection.

    Drain the fuel

    Next up, after lubrication, switches, and batteries have been dealt with, it is time to drain all the fuel from your machines. Fuel is a highly flammable material and you simply can’t store it in a storage unit. In order for you not to violate any laws (and properly protect your belongings) your machines need to be devoid of fuel. A good way to do so is to increase the usage of your machinery prior to storing them. Really use up that fuel, instead of throwing it away. Just be wary, as machinery can behave erratically if they run out of fuel mid-work. You may need to throw away a bit of fuel, after all. However, try to use up most of it if you can.

    Safely drain the fuel from each machine.

    Repair machinery before storing long-term

    When storing machines, you need to make sure that they work after you take them out. That no damage has been incurred, that kind of thing. Which, of course, you can’t really do if your items are not working when you place them inside the unit. Therefore, it is advisable to repair all of your machines and ensure that they are in good working condition before you store them for the long term. Unless your items are really expensive to repair, this is something you really need to consider. Even so, you might think twice before storing faulty machinery. Chances are, you will end up purchasing a newer item anyway.

    It is really important to follow all the steps detailed above when storing machinery long-term. Failing to do so might cause quite a bit of damage, both physical and monetary. Machines are not to be trifled with, after all, and their proper care and maintenance must be observed. If you follow these easy steps, you will be able to get years of working hours from those items yet!

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