When moving, large appliances and bulky equipment can be some of the most challenging parts of the process. Your washer and dryer, for example, may seem fairly straightforward to move. But, in reality, they require some preparation and care when transporting and storing. Here is a handy 5 step guide to moving the washer and dryer to their new home.
Rinse and Clean. After your last load in the old location, run a clean rinse through the washer to remove any detergent or debris. You can use a specialty product or even a vinegar solution to do this. Remove lint and debris from the dryer. Open the doors and let the appliances thoroughly dry for a day or more.
Disconnect Utilities. After the units are clean and dried out, shut off the water valves from the wall. If the appliances are gas-fueled, turn off the gas and carefully remove the hose from the wall. If you're not sure how to disconnect these utilities safely, it may be advisable to work with a professional for this part of the move.
Secure Interior Parts. Place the hoses inside the appliances—along with any electrical wiring—in preparation for moving day. Secure the washing machine's drum so it doesn't move around and potentially get damaged while being transported. Use duct tape to secure the doors shut while you are moving them around.
Use a Dolly. If you're moving the units on your own, don't try to lift and carry the washer or dryer by hand—you're more likely to drop, scratch or dent the unit as you move it. Wrap the unit with blankets for transport. Strap it tightly to a moving dolly using rope or bungee cords, then take it to the truck. If you've hired a moving company, check to make sure they're using proper procedures to protect your expensive appliances as well.
Protect in Storage. If you're going to be storing the units for any length of time, be sure to protect them from damage. If your climate gets extreme temperatures—either cold or hot—you may want to store these appliances (as well as other appliances) in an interior or temperature-controlled storage unit. Cover them both with blankets to help protect them and leave the doors slightly ajar to allow air to travel through.
Whether you're moving a short distance or a long way away, you and your movers can safely prep and transfer your large appliances with some advance planning. This way, you will arrive with a washer and dryer that will keep everything fresh and clean in your new home. For more information, contact companies like A Best Movers Inc.Share
25 August 2016
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