Contributed by: Attention 2 Detail Moving
One of the hardest parts of a move is getting the appliances out of your old home, and into your new one. They are big, bulky, and some of them are incredibly difficult to lift, like a refrigerator. You have two options. You can try and figure out how to move the appliances on your own, or you can hire a professional moving company to do the job for you. If you opt to try and do the job on your own, consider these tips prior to trying to move the appliance.
Moving Appliances Safely for You and the Appliance
Appliances are notoriously difficult to move. They rarely fit easily through doorways, they do not like going up or down stairs, and they have doors that can swing open and either get stuck or hurt someone. Before you move them, you should first measure the doorways that your appliance is going to have to fit through to ensure it can easily make it out. If not, then you need to take off doors or handles to be able to get it out of the house. Most reputable moving companies are full hands on when moving appliances with some assistance from the owner. When the homeowner gives the OK that gas and water are shut off from the appliance, professional moving companies should have no problems disconnecting and moving any appliance. In most cases they will reconnect them at the new location as well.
Next, you can either contact a professional moving company to help with the move or rent the needed equipment. If you are planning on doing the move yourself you will need to look into renting a furniture dolly to put under the appliance along with renting a vehicle that can transport the appliance. You might also want to contact a few of your buddies to help you move the 200 to 400 pound appliance. Safely lifting heavy appliance with your back is not the easiest thing in the world.
When you hire a moving company they do all the work. Most moving companies will have all the dollies and moving equipment that is needed to safely move your appliance. Moving companies will bring their truck, have the man power needed, the equipment needed, including ramps for stairs, dollies and even moving pads to protect your appliance.
Finally, you need to make sure that you have a place to put it at the new house. If you are not going to have somewhere to put it that is safe, you may want to consider renting a storage unit prior to the move to keep the appliance, and everyone around it, safe. Remember, when storing appliances, it is best to do so without doors, as that makes it to where no one can get stuck inside.
For more tips on moving appliances, or for help doing it for you, call on a local Simi Valley moving company Attention 2 Detail Moving they can help you prepare to do the job on your own, or can come and move the appliance for you. If you do get your appliance moved and into place, but then it doesn’t work (and you are in SLO County) contact Peoples Choice Appliance Repairs at SaveMyAppliance.com
Rich Johnson 1/3/17