When it’s time to move, a weighty decision must be made: do you do so alone, trying to figure out everything you need to know and keep track of ahead of time, or do you decide to recruit the help of experts, who will certainly help you achieve your moving goals. A few factors could come into play here, from your budget to your experience and even how much time you’ve got at your disposal. After all, moving is a lot of demanding work and a significant time-sink, so you must make sure you’re ready to commit.
Our focus, however, is on moving appliances. Now, you may be wondering, what’s so special about moving technological equipment? Unfortunately – practically everything. Most of the appliances around your house, such as the dishwasher, dryer, and refrigerator will be exceedingly difficult to move on your own. Of course, you can try, but the reality is that the odds are against you – technology is one of the most often damaged objects during a move. The golden rule is: the more moving parts something has, the more dangerous it is to move – and appliances practically consist of these parts.
Let’s figure out how appliance movers can help you avoid the stresses of moving these items on your own.
Addressing the elephant in the room, it’s no secret that the appliances are often of significant size. And with size, comes mass. Carrying a washing machine through a stairwell is difficult and even dangerous. A slip-up here can mean a ruined move, many pricey hospital bills, and everything becoming chaotic. Even if you’ve got the help of friends and family, and have all the necessary moving equipment at your disposal, it’s wise to think twice.
Appliances of a bigger size have significant inertia – meaning that should they start moving somewhere they shouldn’t, it will be extremely hard to stop them. Protect your health, and that of your loved ones – by letting a Californian moving company handle it. Not only will this protect your relationships with these people, but it will also simplify your life tremendously. No dislocated shoulders, no back pains, or exhaustion at the end of the day – isn’t that worth paying a bit extra?
Another reason experts might be best for helping you move your appliances lies in the devices themselves. There are fine chips inside of them, where the slightest damage to them could mean the devices might malfunction or stop working entirely. If you’re done moving a washing machine, and then try to use it, a malfunction right as it’s washing your clothing might be disastrous.
Beyond that, if the appliances aren’t securely attached to the moving wagon, they could slide and damage other items, or get damaged themselves in the process. Regardless of which way you look at it, the internal workings of these machines are too small and detailed to be left up to chance, when it comes to anything that could damage them. Now, if you have all the necessary equipment to strap the items carefully, safely, and securely to the moving vehicle, in a way that guarantees their integrity during the move – you could go ahead and try moving them.
If you don’t, however, any number of things could go wrong and you’ll be looking at the need to dish out a lot of money, just to get a basic appliance back.
When moving objects of such an imposing size, beyond the health hazards involved in trying to do so yourself, several logistical problems can become known. Namely, what to do if it simply doesn’t fit through the door? What if the appliances are too wide, or unwieldy to even begin transporting somewhere. Not to worry, we specialize in washer and dryer moves and can promise you – that even in the worst-case scenario, there are several things we can do to make the move go smoothly. We will easily and handily solve any moving challenges you might be faced with, and we’ll do so without troubling you in the process.
Sometimes, you need more hands than you’ve got on deck – in that case, movers are your best choice. If you’re worried about the appliance being too heavy to carry, or too difficult to pass through stairwells, there are ways movers have around that. With experience, comes strength and the ability to overcome even the greatest moving challenges – so leave it up to us!
Beyond all the previously mentioned obstacles that movers will solve for you, one of the wonderful things about moving is that it will give you the necessary handling experience for the future. For instance, did you know that when refrigerator movers prepare for the move, they’ll disconnect the fridge 24 hours in advance? Defrosting helps prevent the growth of mold and fungus, which will be a very unfortunate sight to have in the place you store your food.
Another thing you might not have known is that the fridge should ideally be kept upright during the move. Due to its inner workings, there’s a small chance that moving it side-ways will cause oil to leak and damage its internal mechanisms.
Hiring movers to handle the grunt work for you will do you a world of good when it comes to keeping all your appliances safe and functional. Simple things like these, which come with ability, experience, and professional instruction might be lost when moving things, yourself. Especially if you must pay attention to a million other details, as is usually the case. If you don’t want some things to slip by, and potentially damage your technological devices, the best thing you can do is hire movers! Seeing them work and paying attention to what they’re doing will help you move safely in the future.
If you insist on doing it yourself, it is highly recommended you consult an expert before doing so. Appliances are worth a lot – so compare the costs to the benefits of hiring movers, before starting the move.