The modern business requires a great deal of electronic items to keep processes flowing smoothly. This means when it comes time to relocate, you need to ensure that your electronics remain safe in transit. While any damage during a move can be frustrating, damaged electronics could force costly downtime and prevent your business from getting back up and running as quickly as you would like. Fortunately, as specialist office removalists, Perth based Emmanuel Transport has some tips to help you protect your electronics during any office removals.
Use the Original Packaging
One of the best tips for office removals and protecting your electronic items is to use the original packaging. Manufacturer packaging is designed to protect the item while it is shipped from the production facilities to retailers and eventually to your premises. So, it stands to reason that it will provide a decent amount of protection during your office removals. Perth business owners should try to keep original packaging for all electronic equipment, in case of faults, but just in case you need to transport your item to another location. If you can’t find the original packaging, you’re going to need to assemble high quality packing materials such as boxes, packing paper, and bubble wrap to craft a suitable way to protect your item during transit.
Photograph Your Item
Before you start packing any of your electrical items, it is a good idea to photograph each item, paying particular attention to the cables and connections. This will make it easier in the chaos of trying to set up in your new premises, as you can just refer to the pictures to ensure that everything is connected correctly.
Roll Your Cables
One of the most challenging aspects of moving electronics is dealing with cables. Trailing cables can be highly dangerous when you’re trying to carry cumbersome equipment. So, it is a better idea to disconnect all the cables and ensure that they are rolled up to prevent damage. These can be secured with rubber bands and zip ties. These can be placed in a bag along with any small parts relating to the equipment and labelled up accordingly. This will also prevent any problems when you get to the new office trying to work out which cables belong to which machine.
Give Your Printer Some Attention
There is common guidance that you should always remove your ink cartridges from printers before they move. While this can help to minimise the risk of leaks, it is not always the best option for your every printer. If the print heads are not built into your cartridges, removing the cartridge will actually allow the head to dry out during transit, which can compromise functionality. Regardless of whether you remove the cartridges or not, be sure to keep your printer upright during the move, so any traces of ink will not spill and cause a mess.
If you are considering office removals, Perth based Emmanuel Transport is here to help. As specialist office removalists, we can help with all aspects of office movers operations. Our team members are also available to answer any queries to help your office move go as smoothly as possible.