You may have planned everything for your next big move, except for one thing; the fridge. So, what’s the best way to safely move your fridge to your new home? Fridges – particularly modern ones, are enormously big and bulky, not to mention expensive, and you may have heard the numerous horror stories about people who have accidentally ruined their fridge during the move. The good news is, seeking the help of professional furniture removalists can take the burden off your shoulders and eliminate the risk of accidental damage. However, it’s important to understand that even if you do enlist professional assistance for moving your fridge, there are certain things you need to do to move your fridge safely.
By doing this, you give time for the evaporator to defrost. This is one of the necessary steps, as it lets the oil and other necessary fluids settle instead of flowing through the compressor. If your fridge is equipped with an automatic ice maker, disconnect the hose and remove the ice to avoid the chance of spilling water or creating further damage.
Store only the amount you need, which is the first step to making your fridge ready for relocation. Along with this, you need to disinfect your fridge, as a fridge that is turned off can generate heat that can stimulate the production of dangerous microbes, if the fridge surface is unclean. It not only creates a foul odour, but also causes contamination when you place food inside it.
Your refrigerator shelves no doubt have a number of items stored in them. If your fridge isn’t properly secured during transit or if you accidentally bump it while moving it onto your truck, the shelves may break. Always remove them and cover them with protective wrap, which can be a blanket, bubble wrap or packing paper.
To prevent the accidental opening of the fridge door, be sure to tape the doors securely to prevent them from swinging.
Refrigerators generally don’t have castors, so you need to use something that can help the fridge more easily slide along the floor. A sturdy strap, cardboard or a sheet underneath the fridge can help to achieve this. Be sure to swing the fridge back and forth and keep sliding the item underneath.
Make sure you have quality-packing wraps that can protect your fridge from the sudden jerks experienced during the transit. After wrapping the fridge with professional wrapping paper, give it added protection by using a blanket. Secure the blanket to the fridge with sturdy packaging tape. While securing the blanket, make sure the tape only touches the packing wrap, not the fridge, otherwise the tape could leave an unsightly mark upon it.
To cap things off, just make sure you don’t make the grave mistake of attempting to move your fridge on your own. Safely moving a large fridge requires more than one person, and our removalists in Tweed Heads arrive as a team, with a team member operating the trolley while another helps to load the fridge onto the trolley. As soon as you get the fridge on the trolley, make sure you fasten it with a quality strap. Professional removal teams always have a supply of quality moving equipment on hand, to handle fragile items as well as big and bulky items such as refrigerators.