When moving locally or if you are about to make a big change with a long distance move, packing up and moving all of your belongings is a challenge. From the little items, to larger items like appliances, everything needs attention and care in order to prevent damage of the item itself and the walls, door frames, and floors of the home. Hiring a moving service should be the first step of any move, this will ensure that everything is done safely, correctly, and without damage. Contact RE Movers AZ for assistance in your move and even in storing your items. Learn more about how to safely pack and move your appliances.
If you have chosen to move out of your current home and take the appliances with you, it is important to protect the floors so you aren’t liable for damages that need to be repaired before the new owners move in. With such heavy and large items as appliances, you need to look around you to make sure that nothing will be scratched or dented when moving the appliance from the home to the moving truck. Lay down thick cardboard over the path from the home to the truck so that if the appliance is dropped, it won’t dent the floors. Also, tape up cardboard around door frames and along walls that you will walk by.
Whether you are moving appliances yourself or with the assistance of a moving company, there is some preparation before the move. Remove all items of the fridge, clean it thoroughly, and unplug it at least 24 hours before the move. If you are moving locally, consider packing some items in a cooler in order to save some money. Wrap all power cords and tape them to the back of the fridge. While transporting it, try to keep it as upright as possible. Use thick moving blankets to protect the appliances from scratches. When the refrigerator arrives at its new destination, give it three hours before plugging it back in to allow the cooling unit to stabilize.
With any appliance that has water connected to it, turn off the water supply, disconnect, and drain the hoses. Along with the power supply, tape the hose to the appliance. Clean the inside of the appliance with a warm rag. Washing machine units typically come with transportation rods that prevent movement of the machine’s parts. Install these rods before the move so that it doesn’t become damaged due to bumps in the road. Use moving blankets on these appliances as well.
Gas appliances are especially tricky, so it is best to have a professional cap off the gas line of your stove. Remove all moveable parts of the stove such as cooking racks and burner covers. Tape power cords to the back of the stove. If the door of your stove is glass, cover this with bubble wrap.
Moving appliances sounds like it could be a simple job, but with gas and water connections, it can be tricky and potentially dangerous. With all large appliances, use a dolly to transport them from the home to the truck. In addition, use straps to keep them from shifting around in the truck and potentially harming other items. The professional movers at RE Movers AZ are qualified and capable of handling all of the major appliances during your move. Rely on us to make your move smooth and efficient. Contact us today for a free moving quote and to learn more about what we can offer including storage units and insurance.