Founded in 1890, Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage has successfully weathered many history-changing events including the Great Seattle Fire, 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. Hansen Bros. has been categorized as an essential industry business (moving & relocation) within the current mandate established by Washington State Governor Jay Inslee.

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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 Hansen Bros. Moving and 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 Hansen Bros. 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 Hansen Bros. 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 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.
  • Hansen Bros. 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.
  • Hansen Bros. 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 Hansen Bros. 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.

~Hansen Bros. Moving & Storage

What are the traits of reliable commercial movers

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Every commercial relocation can be much easier, faster, and smoother when you have a professional moving company to take care of it. That much is clear, which is why most businesses choose to hire movers to handle their relocation process. However, it is also worth noting that not every company is worthy of your trust, time, and money. Furthermore, that raises the question of how can one identify the best Washington movers for the upcoming relocation? The answer lies in learning all about the general traits of reliable commercial movers – denominators that can help you differentiate true professionals from amateurs.

Learning about the traits of reliable commercial movers

What differentiates reliable office movers from quality residential movers in Seattle is the need to be more efficient and better at planning and execution. After all, office relocation falls under one of the more challenging and time-consuming moving processes. For this reason, you want to find experts who excel at these moves. The general rules and qualities to look for when searching for your dependable commercial movers can be summed up to five dominant traits we will now speak of.

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The traits of reliable commercial movers exceed those of quality residential movers, as office relocations are more complicated.

The existence of trust in the services and crews

Trustworthiness seems like a general trait that all companies should have. Unfortunately, this is not the case with a lot of fraudulent businesses out there. That is why establishing an initial trust with the moving company representative is something you really want to look for. It is on that feeling of trust that you can determine whether the priorities of a business turn toward the satisfaction of customers or earning a profit no matter the end result. It would be rather unwise to entrust a moving company with the relocation of your office unless you find them trustworthy.

So, apart from looking up the previous experiences of other people, you want to speak with these movers directly. Do not restrain from asking questions. Really listen to their answers, and the way they gave them. This will all be a great way to learn who are the people you will be relying on.

Overall reputation and history of the company

Reviews you find on the internet have a value of their own. Unless they are clearly biased, either way, it is safe to say you can trust them. However, when looking for the traits of reliable local Seattle movers, you will have to expand your search base. The written word will no longer be enough. You will have to look for a spoken one.

Speak with your business partners, coworkers, and friends, and try to find some word-of-mouth recommendations. If a certain company’s name has come up multiple times in a conversation (for being dependable and professional, of course), you can rest assured that they indeed are a reputable company. You can take it as a rule of thumb that every professional and reliable moving company cares for its reputation greatly, and thus usually lives up to it.

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Ask around for reliable commercial movers, and listen to what the people who have gone through these relocations have to say.

Cost-effectiveness and competitive rates

The cheapest moving company is a definite no-no. Howbeit, that does not mean that you should automatically turn to the most expensive one either. Namely, good and righteous movers that truly care about you and the quality of your relocation will not impose steep prices.

Finding a company with reasonable pricing will usually signify good office movers. To find them, you will have to compare at least three quotes from different companies. If anyone of them seems too good to be true, discard it. The same goes for too high ones. Once you find the normal three, continue narrowing down towards the traits of the company that will suit you best.

Time-efficient planning and execution

Time is money, and this is especially true when it comes to owning a business. In most cases, efficient movers equal a quick relocation. And a quick commercial move is a total dream come true for the vast majority of business owners. If you find yourself to be one of those, finding efficient movers is important before the relocation starts. A crew that is efficient will not waste time and will, in addition, make the whole process much more enjoyable. Not that the latter takes precedence, but it sure is not a bad thing. So, when choosing your moving company, consider paying a bit more if that means you will have a good and reliable team on your side.

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Time is of the essence when it comes to commercial moves. Thus, you need people who are efficient to take care of it.

Knowledge, experience, and skills

While it is noble and nice to support younger moving crews, turning to them for an office move is not the best idea. You need people who will be able to organize well and perform without any mistakes if you want the most successful relocation outcome. That is why it is best to turn to people who have dealt with these endeavors many times before. Not only will they know what to expect, but they will be much more prepared even for the unexpected. And, we can arguably claim that is one essential part of the definition of reliable movers.

Some additional traits of reliable commercial movers you can look for

  • Warehousing services. While it is not a universal rule, it often stands that good moving agencies have great warehousing services as well. So, when looking for the best storage units Lynnwood has to offer, chances are they will belong to the best moving companies.
  • Well-equipped moving trucks. Judging a moving company by the quality of their vehicles is not a bad policy. After all, they will be used for the transportation of your goods. Check that the moving trucks are in good condition, fully insured, as well as driven by expert drivers.
  • Adaptation. Having the ability to customize their service is one of the traits of reliable commercial movers. As one size does not fit all, the way that the moving company adjusts their service to your needs will be directly correlated to the success of your move.

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