You've decided to move your applinances. These days appliances are very sophistcated and somewhat fragile. Here's how to get them ready to move.
When selling their home, some
people will leave behind their major appliances, such as their refrigerators,
stovetops, and washer and dryers. Others will sell them. If you plan on keeping
your appliances and taking them with you, then you'll need to know how to get
them ready for your residential movers to load into their moving truck. The
following are a few tips for preparing your appliances to be moved:
- Modern-day freezers are frost-free; however, if you have an older model,
then you will need to defrost it. This will require you to empty out your
freezer a few days before the move since it will take roughly two days to
defrost. If you need to, you can speed the process up by using a hair
dryer or by setting a large pot of boiling water into the freezer. The
steam should melt the frost. Once your freezer has defrosted, you'll want
to clean it.
- Turn off your refrigerator and unplug it. Empty it and clean it
thoroughly. If your refrigerator has a water dispenser or an ice maker,
then you'll need to disconnect the water line and let any standing water
- Clean the food particles out of your dishwasher and disconnect the water
hoses. Let the standing water drain.
machine - Clean the lint trap and
disconnect the lines. Like the dishwasher, make sure you let the standing
- If you have a gas stove, you'll need to disconnect the lines and remove
the detachable burners, which will need to be packed separately. Take the
time to clean your oven and stovetop thoroughly.
appliances - For all other appliances
that you plan on moving, make sure that you clean them thoroughly. Use
tape or ties to secure the cords and hoses of your appliances. Your
residential movers could trip over them while carrying them if they're not
properly secured, which could not only injure the mover, but also cause
them to drop and damage the appliance.
These are the steps you
should take to prepare your appliances to be moved. Professional
will have the expertise and the equipment needed to move even the heaviest of
appliances safely onto the moving truck. For information about our residential
moving services or to request a free estimate for a move in West Palm Beach, be
sure to contact us at Brandon Transfer & Storage.