When it comes to moving appliances, it’s not something you want to handle on your own. Your best bet is to partner with professional movers who offer have the right equipment to move refrigerators, washing machines and drying machines.
All of them have mechanical parts that can be damaged if you try to move them yourself or use a less-than-stellar moving service.
Depending on the type of move and the appliances involved, movers might even bring in a third party to handle moving the appliances. Whatever the case, always ask. At Good Greek Moving & Storage, we can handle all your appliance moving needs.
Why You Want To Move Appliances
Some people decide not to move appliances. But there are advantages to taking your appliances with you.
First and foremost, you eliminate the cost of having to buy all new appliances at your new location. Appliances are expensive, much more than the cost of moving them.
You also don’t have to wait for new appliances to be delivered once you arrive in your new home. If you move your appliances, you can immediately stock the refrigerator and wash clothes.
Another reason is that many people simply love the appliances they have and don’t want to have to go through the process of finding new ones.
Why You Want Professionals
Appliances are heavy and expensive. They are easy to damage if dropped or if they fall over during a move. It’s also very easy for accidents to happen if you try to move appliances on your own. Serious injuries are possible when you are moving something with so much weight and bulk.
Professionals ensure that appliances are moved safely. They bring all the equipment needed to do the job right, including dollies and furniture straps. All appliances are carefully wrapped in padded moving blankets to protect the surface and keep knobs and handles from being damaged.
Professional movers also handle moving the appliances on and off the truck – that in itself is a reason to hire a good moving company!
Examples of Moving Appliances
The three most common appliances that get moved are the following.
The first step in moving a refrigerator is to clean it out. You’ll want to either store the food in a cooler, give it away or throw it out. Unplug the refrigerator once it’s empty to give it time to defrost. Then, take the time to dry it out with towels so that no mildew or mold grows.
All the drawers should be pulled out and packed separately. Doors and the electrical cords are then taped to prevent damage. The entire refrigerator is wrapped in a protective, padded blanket. The refrigerator is moved upright to keep compressor oil from leaking.
Moving Washing Machines and Dryers
The main thing here is to unplug the machines and make sure they are disconnected from the water and that the dryer exhaust is removed from its connection. Both washers and dryers require extra padding for transportation to protect the dials, buttons and handles. Movers handle reconnecting the washer and dryer when delivered to your new home.
What To Look For When Hiring Appliance Movers
You want to ensure you hire a professional company with all the proper licensing to handle your move. For example, Good Greek Moving & Storage is licensed to handle moves across the state and across the country.
Look for companies that have a good online reputation. You also want movers who do an in-home assessment of your moving needs and provide a written, free estimate. Also, make sure they have all the equipment and packing supplies you need to make your move – and moving your appliances – go as smoothly as possible.
When it comes to appliances, it’s better to have professionals take on the job than try to do it on your own. Why put yourself at risk and potentially harm your expensive appliances? Take the time to find a quality mover to help you get the job done right.