A Couple Of Commonly Asked Questions About Professional Moving Services

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A Couple Of Commonly Asked Questions About Professional Moving Services

10 February 2015
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Moving into a new home can be challenging and stressful experience to undertake. Luckily, there are professionals movers that can handle the bulk of the physical work, and this can allow you to focus more of your efforts on starting your new life off on the right foot. However, many people have never used these services for a move, and this means that there are probably a couple of questions that they may need answered before contacting these individuals to schedule a moving date. 

Will The Movers Relocate All Of Your Items?

Many people may assume that the movers will always handle any items that need to be transported to the new home, but this is actually far from the truth. In particular, it is illegal for these professionals to transport flammable or otherwise hazardous materials. When your quote is being prepared, you will be provided with a sheet that outlines the materials the company is not permitted to handle. 

Also, it should be noted that you should transport any extremely valuable items with you. This should include any money, jewelry or fragile heirlooms. These items are often not covered under moving companies' insurance policies. As a result, in the unlikely event that something were to happen, these items will not be able to be replaced by the insurance, and you may find yourself fully liable for them. 

Do Large Appliances Need Any Preparation For The Move?

The large appliances that are found in your home are the most difficult items to transport during a move. In addition to being very heavy, they are often awkwardly shaped, and this can make them very difficult to lift. Luckily, your professionals movers have the tools needed to make moving these items easier, but there are a couple of steps that need to be done to prepared these items for the move. 

All the appliances need to be unplugged and emptied before the movers arrive. Also, your stove's burners should be removed and packed in a separate container to prevent them from getting bent during the move. Lastly, your refrigerator will need to be defrosted to prevent water damage from occurring to your other possessions during the move. Generally, this can be done in about a day, but you can speed up the process by leaving the doors to the refrigerator open. 

Professional movers such as Wiebe'S Moving & Storage can dramatically reduce the challenges of relocating to a new home, but many people have never had the pleasure of working with these professionals. By understanding the items that you should take with you and the steps needed to prepare large appliances for transport, you will be better able to ensure that your moving experience goes as smoothly as possible.