If you are concerned about how the COVID-19 Pandemic could affect your upcoming South Florida move, then you are in the right place. In the beginning of March, Moving Squad began taking all precautionary steps to prevent the spread of infection while remaining open for business to help our customers move throughout South Florida.
We are a family-owned business helping families and businesses in South Florida for decades. The safety and well-being of our employees and customers will always remain our top priority. Therefore, we have been following the guidance of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Moving Squad’s Strategy to Keep South Florida Safe During Coronavirus
Moving Squad has reconfigured our operation so that we can continue to serve the community. Being the heavy-lifters has never been more important.
Read on to find out what has changed about the way we operate our South Florida moves during this challenging time:
Sharing CDC’s General Prevention Guide
The first step we took as your South Florida mover was to ensure our staff was educated and aware of the CDC’s recommendations and practices. We update our employees constantly about the most current information available to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
In addition, we have communicated these guidelines in multiple ways including reminders to wash hands and practicing social distancing in our buildings and communicating through email. We also hold meetings to ensure that our efforts to stay safe will remain in the front of our minds everywhere we turn. That way, we can continue to move customers in and out of the South Florida area.
Here are just a few ways that we are adjusting our working habits to stay safe during COVID-19:
- Avoiding handshakes during interactions between our South Florida moving crews and customers.
- Frequent handwashing for a full 20 seconds and utilizing sanitizer throughout the shift as well.
- Use of gloves and masks by all staff during relocation as well as in our offices
- Utilizing our virtual estimate tools in place of in-person estimates when possible
- Allowing for extra time for sanitizing all surfaces and trucks where our crews operate
The new normal for our South Florida movers means swapping out our handshake for a wave. We are also limiting practices such as business transactions that put the customer in unnecessary physical contact with staff.
Mandatory “Stay Home if Sick” Policy in Place for Employees
While we are fully operational during the coronavirus, any employee feeling ill is completely exempt from showing up for work. Any employee who suspects that they may have contracted the virus is encouraged to take the time they need to obtain a proper diagnosis. Only employees who are in good health are allowed to work in our offices or participate in moving services such as packing boxes and loading/unloading trucks.
Ramping Up Our Cleaning Routines
We know that practicing safe social distancing and frequent hand washing or sanitizing is the key. Our employees know that it takes a vigorous 20 seconds of scrubbing with soap to remove the virus. Our employees are especially aware of the need to take our time with handwashing while entering and leaving a client’s home.
We are also paying special care to our cleaning routines with our equipment and facilities. In this time of uncertainty, we have delegated additional cleaning and sanitization of our trucks, trailers, warehouses, office spaces, and tools. Our workers are diligent about washing meticulously and give as much time and attention to these matters as they do to wrapping fragile items for transport.
What Customers Can Do to Have a Safer South Florida Move
Customers are welcomed to take any preventative precautions they wish throughout the entire South Florida moving process including ones that are recommended but not mandatory. We want our customers to feel confident that they are limiting any risk for infection during staff interactions while still getting their much-needed South Florida moving services.
Customers should disclose with the moving team if they, or immediate family members/ household members, are experiencing Corona symptoms such as:
- High fever
- Runny Nose
- Difficulties Breathing
In cases where a move cannot be postponed, this helps our crews to exercise all precautions against the spread.
If customers would like to cancel or postpone their moving services, it is critical to know as soon as possible, so that we can continue to use our diesel fuel supply efficiently.
Since we know that the coronavirus can live on surfaces such as cardboard and plastics for 24 to 72 hours, we do not recommend reusing moving boxes.
Each South Florida move starts with a walk-through so that the crew knows what to move and pack. Once the moving manager has completed the walkthrough with the crew, the customers are advised to minimize interaction during the moving process.
Finally, if you are moving to or from South Florida and your journey is far enough away that you have arranged for a hotel or flight, we recommend booking accommodations that won’t penalize for cancellation. There are many reasons why you want to postpone or cancel your move and you deserve to work with hotels and airlines that will be flexible during these times of uncertainty.
If Your Move Can’t Wait During Stay at Home Orders, Moving Squad is Here
We know life moves fast and can’t always stop even under unprecedented circumstances. If you need a strong, professional, and experienced team to help you with your move in South Florida, we’re here. Feel free to pick up the phone and get in touch with our caring and attentive staff. We can help you make this transition as seamless and as stress-free as possible during this challenging time.