Moving Safety Tips

Appliances and Electronics:


Following are some helpful hints in regard to moving major household appliances and some common electronic equipment. When in doubt, refer to item manuals, or call licensed service providers for help.




Defrost and thoroughly dry your refrigerator before moving. This is very important. The doors should be left open several hours to air after defrosting. All pans, trays, crispers, shelves, or removable parts should be removed and wrapped separately. Have your refrigerator serviced. Motor may have to be bolted down before moving. Do not plug it in at the new home until it has been unbolted. Talk to your mover to arrange this service.




Must be disconnected prior to pickup. Be sure gas lines are shut off tight and capped, if possible. For electric ranges, if the coils are loose, they must be removed together with griddles, deep fryers, and removable parts, then packed separately.


Air Conditioners:


Consult your authorized dealer or serviceman on your particular model. Some sealed units should be bolted down.




Electric or Gas: Check with your service man. Motors may need to be checked and secured. Your mover can arrange this service for you or recommend a reliable service company.




These appliances must be completely defrosted one or two days prior to moving. They should be dried and aired to avoid musty odor. Safety of contents cannot be guaranteed so it is best to empty your freezer and plan meals that will use up perishable contents. Check with your service man to be sure the motor is bolted, if necessary.


Sewing Machines:


These do not need special servicing for local moving. For long distance, the driver will stuff paper in and around the machine and place paper between the lid and base to prevent rubbing.


Television Sets:


Some sets must be checked before moving. Some color TVs must be serviced both before and after moving. Television antennas should be removed from rooftops and disassembled.




Automatic washers must be serviced by an authorized service men. Motors should be checked and secured, tumbler action protected and fastened in place. Talk to your mover about this service.



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