Major household appliances can prove to be some of the trickiest objects to move between houses. Fridges, ovens, washing machines and their kin are all heavy, technically complex machines that need careful treatment and a great deal of muscle power to shift. In this article, we run through the ways in which you should prepare your household appliances before handing them over to professional movers or lugging them into a van yourself.
Before moving house, homeowners should take several steps to prepare their gas ovens to ensure they are safely and efficiently transported. Firstly, turn off the gas supply to the oven and unplug it from the electrical socket. Then, remove any loose items inside the oven, including racks, trays, and other accessories, and pack them separately. Clean the interior of the oven thoroughly, removing any burnt-on food, grease, or residue. If the oven has a self-cleaning function, use it to save time and effort. Finally, wrap the oven in protective materials, such as blankets or bubble wrap, to prevent damage during transit. It is advisable to hire a professional moving company or appliance movers to handle the transportation of the oven to ensure it is moved safely and without damage. Find men to move your appliances using platforms like Shiply.
Washer And Dryer Units
Washer and dryer units need to have all of their hoses disconnected before moving. It is also advisable that you clean the filter and empty the water tank before trying to shift a washer or dryer unit. The last thing you want is for dirty water to spill all over your other household goods while your clothes washer or dryer is in transit to your new home.
Preparing a dishwasher for a house move requires a few steps to make sure that it is transported without damage. Start by disconnecting the dishwasher from the power supply and the water source. Then, empty the dishwasher of all dishes and utensils and clean it with care, including the interior and exterior surfaces, filters, and spray arms. It is important to ensure that the dishwasher is completely dry to prevent mold or mildew growth during transit. You can then secure it in place in the moving truck or van to prevent it from shifting or moving during transportation.
It is important to unplug your fridge at least 24 hours before it starts its move. This is for two reasons. Firstly, your fridge’s evaporator will need time to defrost if it is to be moved safely. Secondly, most fridges contain fluids that move through a compressor system at all times when they are turned on. If you turn off your fridge 24 hours in advance, these fluids will have time to settle and will not be distributed throughout the piping of the fridge.
You’ll also need to tape the door of your fridge shut if you want to avoid any surprise openings during the transportation process.