If your appliances are coming with you to your new home, you’ll want to keep in mind that moving appliances often requires a little bit of additional planning. Each appliance comes with its own unique maintenance and moving needs. Here is a quick overview to make sure you’re prepared to move with your appliances, especially if you are hiring a moving company to help with your move.

Here are a few things you’ll want to understand and consider:

  1. Your responsibilities
  2. Special servicing instructions for each type of appliance
  3. Coordinating with your moving company
  4. Understanding your movers’ limitations

Your responsibilities

Each of your appliances probably require some kind of special precautions or servicing to prepare them to move safely. You can count on your movers to do all of the heavy lifting from point A to point B, but it is your responsibility to prepare your belongings to be moved. This includes large, major appliances.

Special servicing needs for each type of appliance

Preparing your appliances to withstand handling during transit or storage will ensure they make it to your destination in full, working order. For example, this may include capping off a gas line, disconnecting an icemaker, or bracing a washer tub. If you’re not qualified to handle these preparations yourself, you will need to hire the appropriate technicians to do it for you. Your moving company may be able to refer you to a company that can help, but keep in mind that they won’t be able to do any servicing themselves.

Each appliance has its own unique requirements for moving preparation and handling. Make sure you’re fully prepared by looking into the special needs of the following appliances you may own:

  • Dishwasher
  • Stove or range
  • Refrigerator or freezer
  • Washing machine & dryers
  • Any other small appliances

Coordinating with your movers

Remember, you can always ask your moving company for advice. If you need help locating a qualified technician, ask them if they have a referral for you. It’s important to understand your movers’ limitations. Chances are, your movers are no more qualified than you are to disconnect high-voltage connections or gas supplies. If you have been unable to arrange for a technician to service your appliances for transport, your movers will likely be unable to help you disconnect, service, or reinstall them.

Specifically, your mover is probably unable to:

  • Disconnect appliances
  • Reconnect appliances
  • Disconnect utilities
  • Make repairs
  • Remove or install window a/c units
  • Remove or install TV or radio antennas or satellite dishes
  • Perform any wiring, plumbing, electrical, or carpentry services

Having a clear understanding of your responsibilities and having realistic expectations about how your appliances will be moved allows you to plan accordingly and be fully prepared for your moving day.

Although you may have a little bit of coordinating to do on the front end for your appliances, one of the greatest benefits of working with professional movers in Kansas City is the fact that your items are always protected. For every pound of goods that these companies pack up and haul, you’ll get a specific dollar amount of coverage. Thus, if anything gets broken, lost, or otherwise damaged throughout the relocation process, you’ll have a feasible way of replacing it. If you’re preparing for a major move and want the all-inclusive support that full-service movers supply, we can help. Get in touch with us now at 913-829-8267 to find out more about our full range of moving services, or to request an in-person quote.