Are you planning to take one or more of your large appliances with you when you move? Make sure you have a strategy for getting them from A to B in one piece!
Thankfully, if you need some tips on how to prepare for moving appliances, Chase Moving and Storage has your back. With our advice, you’ll be able to move your appliances safely and efficiently. Keep reading to find out more!
How to Get Your Appliances Ready for a Move
- Give your appliances a deep clean.
- When they’ve got grease and residue on their surfaces, they’ll be more likely to collect dirt and dust during the move. They’ll also leave marks on other objects they come into contact with.
- Defrost your refrigerator and freezer.
- Unplug the unit at least 24 hours before the move. Place towels underneath to catch any water that might leak out as a result of melting ice. To save time, you can deep-clean the unit while it’s defrosting.
- Disconnect your appliances from plumbing, electrical and/or gas hookups.
- Do this as carefully as you can, using the owner’s manual to reduce the risk of electrical shock or a dangerous leak.
- Dry your appliances thoroughly.
- You don’t want any traces of water creating slippery handling conditions, which could potentially result in physical injury or property damage.
- Finally, make a plan for correctly installing your appliances when you arrive at your new home.
- Whether that means having all of the requisite manuals and tools organized and ready to go, or booking an appointment with a local technician for professional installation, you’ll want to have everything in place so you can hit the ground running as soon as you get your new set of keys.
In business since 1908, Chase Moving and Storage has the first-hand experience and hard-earned wisdom you need to get you through any move. Whether you need local or long-distance moving services, we’re the name to know in the Burlington, VT, area. Call now for a quote!