MOVING COMPANIES UNDER PANDEMIC COVID-19

COVID-19 is everyone's concern. Like many other occupations, coronavirus has also affected the moving industries. What has MVM Moving and Storage done to protect its employees and clients when providing moving or packing services?

We explain the last updates in British Columbia.
We have minimized our moving services, packing services, and moving process to:

  • Work-sharing: rotating our employees helps them to get enough rest and practice physical distancing in the workplace.
  • Also, keep the minimum number of people at the warehouse and practice physical distancing in the workplace.
ALSO, OUR MOVING COMPANY IMPLEMENTS THE FOLLOWING RULES AND HAS TRAINED THE EMPLOYEES TO:
Sanitizing Vehicles, tools, and equipment: 
  • Sanitize inside the cab of the moving truck with 70% isopropyl alcohol every day in the morning.
  • Sanitize the moving accessories, such as blankets and carpet dollies, with steam sanitizers and leave them in the store for five days before using them for any subsequent move.
  • Moving equipment and tools on each truck are rotated daily, and sanitized moving and packing supplies left at the warehouse for five days are replaced with used ones.
    Practice: 
    • As always, we use brand-new mattress bags to carry your mattresses.
    • We cover your furniture with sanitized blankets and wrap them with shrink wrap.
    • Sanitize the truck tools every day with 70% isopropyl alcohol
    • Carry a small personal hand sanitizer that we provide in our warehouse
    • and wear disposable gloves, which they may change a couple of times on the job.
    • Wear disposal masks while doing the moving job. Please see also the following links regarding wearing disposal masks.
    • We do our best to send the extra movers a separate vehicle to keep the required distance between drivers and swampers. Currently, we allow only two people to travel in one vehicle. Additional movers and packers will join the team with separate cars.
    Regarding plastic boxes
    Our free plastic boxes are back in service again.
    • We wash our boxes with soap and sanitizers like before and rinse them now with hot water instead of cold water. Using just hot water will not sanitize the containers thoroughly. Still, as we mentioned, we use soap and sanitizers for over 5 minutes on every single box before rinsing them with hot water.
    • After that, we leave them at the workshop for five consecutive days before transferring them to our clients.
    • Our professional movers and packers have received picture instructions on protecting themselves and our clients.
    • Our moving company has asked the movers and packers to monitor any cough, possible fever, or other odd symptoms. We ask them to stay home if they exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms.
    • We keep our eyes open if any of our employees show any cough or exhaustion symptoms when they show up.
    WHAT WE EXPECT OF OUR CLIENTS
    • Would you mind trying to keep the distance from the movers for your and movers' safety? For example, colour coding on items and marking moving packages before moving will be beneficial to minimize communications.
    • Even though our movers have sanitizers, please provide the moving team access to the washroom or sink, soap, and paper towel during the entire satisfying time or keep a sanitizer handy.
    • Would you please not offer or order food for the moving team?
    • We mentioned that our employees should not ask for any drink from our clients. MVM Moving and Storage provides bottled water in our warehouse. Our employees can use or carry it every morning before going to work. Yet, if you offer water or drink, please ensure you offer the bottles or cans to the movers.
    • Please be courteous when our employees visit your place to provide moving quotes or estimate your moving costs.
    • Don't hesitate to contact the main office for more information or updates.
    AFTER YOUR MOVE IS FINISHED, YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN CLEANING YOUR NEW PLACE

    After your move, you will want to clean and disinfect different surfaces that many people, including movers, have touched. Here is the list of hard-surface disinfectants that meet Health Canada's requirements for emerging viral pathogens.

    IMPORTANT LINKS REGARDING COVID-19
    LATEST NEWS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
    WE HAVE ASKED OUR EMPLOYEES TO FOLLOW THE BASIC INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING COVID-19.

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