You may wonder what happens to your things after our crew loads them onto our truck. Perhaps the best way to describe it is this: your belongings have a good home away from home. We’re quite particular about how we handle anything in our care. When we return your furnishings, we want to be sure they are in the same condition as when you entrusted them to us.
Ship Shape! This is a typical 53-foot trailer before loading, with pads and wrapping stacked neatly. Daylight is streaming in through the translucent panels in the trailer roof—plenty of light to work with. When loaded, this trailer will hold 25,000 to 30,000 pounds of furniture and household goods.
When we load furniture for transport, we wrap and secure the load as we build it. We want to protect each item from shifting, rubbing, or any kind of movement that might damage it. There is an art to this, and our operators and crews bring the experience that makes it look easy (even though it’s not). We insist on careful wrapping and loading, whether we’re taking a load one mile or 2500 miles.
If your things are going into storage at our warehouse, we place them inside a wooden vault for safekeeping. Vaults measure 5 ft. x 7 ft. x 7 ft. Each holds approximately 1,000 pounds, or the equivalent of furnishings for an average sized room. We load vaults to eliminate voids (sort of like putting together a 3-D puzzle) and fill in the spaces with packing. This ensures we prevent shifting of the contents when handling them.
This is one of our military approved warehouses at our Pittsburgh location. Here, we store the vaults ten deep by three high. We keep about 800 vaults at this warehouse. The documents on the front of each identify the customer and shipment. Each vault resides in a unique location and is cross-referenced via our computer system. We know precisely where your goods are in our warehouse.
Leather and upholstered pieces of furniture should not be compressed, so we do not store them in vaults. Rather, we keep them in a special area on racks. Each item is wrapped in plastic or craft paper (leather should not be wrapped in plastic—it needs to breathe). As with our system for locating vaults, we tag each piece and it occupies a unique location on our racks, referenced via our computerized record.
Whether your items are getting loaded on a truck for direct shipment, or going into storage for awhile, you can trust Weleski Transfer to show optimal care for your belongings. Contact us, or give us a call today to learn more about the storage options we have to offer – 1-888-224-3330.
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You almost always hear the word “moving” in the same breath as “storage.” There’s a good reason. Very few moves take place without some form of storage. Whether it’s storage in transit before final delivery to the home—or longer-term warehousing for additional weeks, months, or even years—storage is practically synonymous with moving.
Household Goods Storage
At Weleski Transfer, we provide storage options for practically any moving scenario. The largest part of our warehouse space, about 350,000 square feet (between our three locations in Pittsburgh, Johnstown and Cleveland), is used for palletized household goods storage. About a third of this is also approved for the military—we are proud to serve our nation’s service men and women when they transfer.
We keep our customers’ household goods inside sturdy, uniformly sized containers and organized on racks. Some things are too large to fit in the containers, and we keep those items in a mezzanine dedicated especially for overstuffed and bulky items. At our Cleveland facility, we have also invested in an industrial rack system with built-in sprinklers. Throughout all of our facilities we maintain systems to monitor for intrusion, fire, smoke, and water. Keeping goods secure while in our possession is a high priority.
Climate Controlled Storage
We also maintain about 15,000 square feet of climate controlled storage. We regulate the temperature and humidity to make this space suitable for many different kinds of sensitive goods, from fine art and museum pieces to wine collections, x-ray films, and more.
We also dedicate about 150,000 square feet to commercial storage. Store fixtures, furnishings, electronic equipment—we store a variety of goods. And we coordinate their movement to all sorts of commercial destinations—office buildings, factories, stores, restaurants and hotels.
We also maintain a separate self-storage facility for our customers. This storage option is useful when people need quick and/or frequent access to their things. Of our 200,000 square feet of self-storage space, about ten percent is heated.
Many businesses require offsite data storage, and they count on Weleski Transfer to keep their records safe, whether paper or digital media. We also offer destruction in industrial shredders with official proof of destruction.
In future blog posts, I’ll go into our storage capabilities in more detail. For now, suffice it to say if you have a need for storage when you move, we have the facilities to keep your things secure until you are ready to take delivery. Contact us today, or give us a call now: 888-224-3330
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