In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and being deemed “essential business” by the governor of the state of Florida, we want to assure you, our loyal customers, that Pro Movers Miami has, and always will,put the safety of our team and that of our customers first and foremost. We are committed to following all best practices and guidelines for sanitation and for cleanliness, and are taking all of the necessary precautions as we proceed to service your move. To that end, extensive measures are being taken wherever possible to combat the spread of this virus, while still being safe and efficient as we continue to provide you with the first-class, five star moving experience that you have come to expect of us. Here are some of the proactive measures we’ve implemented and will continue to implement:

  • All estimates are being provided over the phone, virtually, on-line or via email until further notice.
  • Pre-move wellness checks for both our customers and our crew members, where all will be asked to advise us if you feel ill or suspect exposure to the virus. For our movers it would be mandatory that they stay home, and for our customers, moving services can be rescheduled, postponed or cancelled to mitigate risk, should that be necessary.
  • Our crews are equipped with gloves, disinfectant sprays/wipes and hand sanitizer for your protection and theirs.
  • We have put into effect social distancing measures, and although we have always valued the professionalism and respect that comes along with a good introductory handshake and a departing thank you, we ask for your understanding that for the safety and well-being of everyone, there’ll be no handshake or touching of any kind.
  • Upon arrival, our crew will still introduce themselves, walk through the home with appropriate social distance, begin to protect the home with all safeguards like floor runners, and door jams (as they always do), but in addition we ask you now (with all due respect), to please give them the appropriate space they need to safely and efficiently service your move and allow them space to do their job.
  • When available and appropriate, open doorways and windows to increase air circulation and ventilation.
  • We are also taking measures to sanitize the cabs and boxes of our trucks, as well as all blankets, pads, tools and equipment after each and every move to reduce any risk of cross-contamination.
  • It is our hope and our expectation that you will take the same precautionary measures that we are taking, and that will also sanitize and wipe down any and all exposed surfaces and furniture prior to our arrival. Anything that you can do to help keep our working conditions safe and sanitary for our men, is equally appreciated.
  • Owners / office staff will be working around the clock from home with complete access for our team and our customers via phone, email and text.

Again, thank you for choosing Pro Movers Miami, it is our sincere pleasure to serve you. Our Promise to you, and no matter what circumstances, is to continue to deliver the 5 stars moving service that our customers depend on. Should you need to reach us directly, please feel free, Text is always the quickest, and we are literally her for you 24/7.

Thank you, be well and stay healthy!

How to store musical instruments

Keeping your instruments in a storage unit is a good idea if you’re not using them on a daily basis. Moreover, some people prefer to downsize when relocating, so they may not have enough space in their home. Some instruments are really bulky, such as pianos, and they can definitely be stored away and still be safe. However, like all other items you want to place in your storage unit, you have to take into account the way you care for them and keep them protected. Especially if you’re considering long-term storage! That’s why movers in Fort Lauderdale are ready to give you a few tips to store musical instruments without a hassle.

a grand piano
Sometimes, you may have the need to store a piano in a storage unit. Here’s how to do it properly!

It isn’t hard to store musical instruments properly

First things first, you have to pay attention to what kind of storage Miami you are getting. Since there are two main types of storage, it isn’t hard to pick one, and that one should be climate-controlled storage. If you want to store musical instruments the right way and make sure they are in good condition when you take them out, this is the way you want to go. If your storage unit isn’t climate controlled, you risk having mold and condensation on your instruments. This is what we all want to avoid, as these instruments are usually very valuable as well!

Secondly, try to take apart anything that you can. Take away any loose pieces and store them in a separate case or container. In case you want to store any string instruments, you should definitely loosen the strings a bit. If they are tight, but you’re not using the instrument regularly, they can easily break in storage. The same goes for drums – loosen the drumheads slightly before putting them in storage. The only difference is with your piano. Professional piano movers will tell you that this instrument is built to last a long time, so there is no need to alter the strings in it.

violin on music note sheets
If you loosen the strings on your violin, they are less likely to break while in storage.

Clean it and pack it carefully

You should clean each instrument thoroughly before placing it in storage. Each instrument needs a different kind of care, but cleaning them before placing them in storage will help keep the dirt and dust off for as long as possible. Once you finish this task, pack the instrument in its original case. These cases will protect them the best, as they fit the shape perfectly. In case you don’t have a case, or you have a large and bulky instrument that you’re not sure how to pack, get in touch with professional packers. They’ll know exactly how to help you out!

guitar case on a street
The case you have for your instrument will always offer the best protection.

Last, but not least, always elevate your instrument when putting it in storage. Whether it is on shelves or on top of other items in the unit, it doesn’t matter. As long as they are off the floor! This is done in order to avoid moisture in your storage unit or rodent damage in case unexpected things happen. Also, remember not to place anything on top of your instruments, so they don’t get squished.