Preparing Appliances for your move
Preparing Appliances, the right way
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Insights from a Moving Industry Expert – James Sanders
Moving to a new home in the UK involves careful planning and preparation, especially when it comes to transporting appliances. With over 35 years of experience in the moving industry, I’ve witnessed the importance of correctly preparing and safeguarding appliances to ensure they arrive at your new residence in perfect working condition. Whether you’re relocating to the picturesque town of Cannock, the historic city of Lichfield, the tranquil town of Stafford, or the vibrant city of Birmingham, this article provides expert insights and practical advice on how to prepare your appliances for a residential move.
Assessment and Documentation
Create a comprehensive inventory list of all appliances you plan to move. Note down the make, model, and any existing damage.
Gather owner’s manuals for your appliances, as they may contain specific moving instructions and safety guidelines.
Research the manufacturer’s guidelines for moving specific appliances, as these can vary
Cleaning and Maintenance
Before moving, clean your appliances thoroughly to prevent dirt and grime buildup during transit.
Disconnect water and gas lines from appliances like washers, dryers, and refrigerators. Drain water from hoses and reservoirs.
Defrost and clean your freezer in advance to prevent water leaks during transit.
Safe Packing and Materials
Use Original Boxes
Whenever possible, use the original packaging for appliances. They are designed for secure transport.
Use high-quality packing materials, such as bubble wrap, packing blankets, and packing tape, to protect appliances from scratches and damage.
Secure Loose Parts
Tape or tie up loose cords and any detachable parts to prevent them from getting lost.
Professional Help and Services
Hire Professional Movers
Consider hiring professional removalist services like Cannock Removals, Lichfield Removals, Stafford Removals, or Birmingham Removals, who have experience in handling appliances.
For complex appliances, consult appliance technicians to disconnect and prepare them for the move
Arrange for service checks of your appliances after the move to ensure they are working correctly.
Ensure appliances are loaded securely in the moving truck to prevent shifting during transit.
Consider temperature-controlled transportation for sensitive appliances.
Communicate with your movers about the fragility of appliances, emphasizing the need for careful handling.
Arrival and Installation
When unpacking, handle appliances with care to prevent any damage during this final stage.
For complex appliances like refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers, consider professional installation to ensure proper setup.
Test each appliance to ensure they are working correctly after the move.