What You’ll Need For A Successful Laboratory Move

Moving laboratory equipment is a complex process that requires experienced professionals. Planning and inventory management are essential for a successful move and fragile scientific instruments must be carefully handled. Our laboratory moving experts have experience organizing every aspect of the move, including a detailed timeline to make sure you can pick up where you left off as soon as possible. We have experience moving even the most expensive and sensitive lab equipment, so you can be assured that everything will arrive at its destination safely. Recently, we have handled some note-worthy moves, including a $350,000, 2,000 pound electron microscope at The George Washington University in addition to holding the relocation services contract for Goddard Space Flight Center for NASA.

Moving Masters has specialized equipment to handle moving sensitive lab equipment. Our air-ride suspension trucks have long lift gates, which makes them easier and safer to load and unload which means all of your equipment is in the safest of hands. We have the experience and the know-how to make sure that your move goes according to plan, whether you’re moving to a new building, a new location, or even across the country, we get the job done right.

If you are planning a laboratory move in the near future, we have some tips that will help make the process smoother.

  1. Do not work alone.

    Never transport hazardous materials by yourself. It is dangerous and should always be done in the company of at least one other person in the event that an emergency should occur.

  2. Avoid moving hazardous materials in elevators.

    This is often against fire codes. Similarly, it is important to be conscious of the fact that these materials should never be left in hallways or corridors during moving, as they can pose a threat to others in the building.

  3. Wear appropriate protective equipment.

    This includes safety goggles, gloves, closed-toe shoes, etc. It’s important to protect yourself while operating inside any lab space.

  4. Be aware of what chemicals you may have present in the laboratory.

    Special precautions should be exercised when transporting odorous chemicals. Items of this nature must be sealed and double contained to prevent the spread of any unpleasant smells in hallways or corridors.

When dealing with a laboratory move, it’s always best to leave the hard stuff or the potentially dangerous items to the professionals to handle. We understand how valuable your equipment is, so we don’t leave anything to chance! With 35 years of experience in relocating lab equipment including microscopes, freezers, glassware, incubators, samples, and robotics, we’ll protect your investments. If you have a laboratory move in your future, give moving masters a call for a free estimate! We take pride in our level of care and consideration in all of our moves. Whether we are moving $350,000 medical equipment or relocating an office, let Moving Masters be your single source for all your moving needs.

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