How to protect your carpets during your move?

Man installing a floor runner to protect carpeting
One of the most common problems that many people end up dealing with during a move is dirty or damaged floors. Learn more....

One of the most common problems that many people end up dealing with during a move is dirty or damaged floors. For example, if you don't take the proper precautions, you could easily leave behind dirt stains, scratches, and tears. If you leave behind dirty or damaged carpeting, it's either going to come out of your security deposit or the new owner is going to request that you pay to have it cleaned or replaced. The following are a few tips that will help you protect your carpeting during a move:

  • Don't     pack your boxes too heavy - When you're packing, make     sure that your boxes are light enough to lift. Even if your residential     movers have the strength and equipment needed to carry your boxes, you'll     need to be able to lift them too or else you'll end up shuffling your     boxes across your floors, which can leave scuff marks or tears. If you     need to move furniture around, put sliders underneath them to prevent them     from scuffing or tearing up your carpeting as well.
  • Set     up a heavy welcome mat - Your residential movers will     be coming in and out of your home as they load the moving truck. This     means that they are likely to track in dirt and debris -- and possibly     even mud if it's raining outside. Set up a thick welcome mat by the     entrance so that they can wipe their shoes before entering your home. You     can't expect them to remove their shoes before coming inside, after all.
  • Consider     the route into your home - Before your residential     movers show up, figure out what the best way into your home is going to     be. If there's a large puddle right in front of the entrance, you may want     to reroute them through an alternative entrance, such as through the     garage or a side door. Another option is to lay down some plywood, heavy     cardboard, or tarp over any muddy spots or puddles near the entrance. This     will prevent your movers from tracking in water and mud that will stain     your carpets.

These are a few ways that you can keep your carpeting from getting stained or damaged during your upcoming move. For more professional moving tips, or to request a free estimate for a residential move in the West Palm Beach, FL, area, be sure to contact us at Brandon Transfer & Storage by calling 561-408-7679 today.

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