Tips on moving bigger appliances

It’s a fact that moving to a new home can’t go without some heavy lifting being involved. Those large kitchen appliances really need extra care when moving to avoid damaging them or causing injury to yourself. Having extra hands-on board is a great idea. Simply get furniture movers in Auckland to safely pack and move your appliances.

Efficient planning before tackling big appliances is very important and can save you a lot of time.

So, check out some helpful tips below on moving some of your heavy appliances.

Moving a washing machine, dishwasher, or dryer.

With moving your washing machine, dryer, or dishwasher it’s best to repack these items in their original packaging if at all available. If you don’t store the original packaging, you should think of secure alternatives.

Before you start ensuring that the units are empty is your very first step. For the dishwasher, take out all dishes and cutlery, give it a clean and remove the shelves and baskets, as well. Wrap these separately and place in box.

Placing an old blanket underneath the dishwasher can make things easier when moving and will keep the floors scratch free. Once you pull out the dishwasher make sure to unplug from the outlets. After you disconnect the units, attach all loose wires to them with tape. Next, turn the water valves clockwise on both the washing machine and the dishwasher to shut off the water supply.

Be ready to get a bit wet with the following step. Turn all hose screws anticlockwise, pull out the hose and hold it over a bucket until water from the appliances drains out. Be extremely careful not to wet any electrical parts, so you can avoid some serious mistakes. If you still aren’t sure that you can handle detaching the appliances on your own, don’t hesitate and require the assistance of a professional plumber or a professional moving company can help.

The next step is to cover the appliances with blankets and lift each of them on to a moving trolley. Then, you can slide them wherever needed. Just make sure to keep the units upright while transporting them on the trolley or in the moving van/truck.

Moving an oven

First step is to begin disconnecting your oven from the mains supply. If your unit is electric, simply turn the of the main switch and unplug from the outlet on the wall. For a gas cooker, shut off the gas supply by switching off the main gas valve. It is good idea to have a look at your manufacturer’s manual, so you find out the safest way to turn off your oven. If you do not have the manual, simply search one up online or get a experienced person to come help you.

Pack your oven in original packing if available. Firstly, clean the oven properly, or get it cleaned professionally. Remove the detachable parts, such as inner shelves, racks and trays from the oven and pack them separately to avoid damage when being transported.

Use wrapping materials, such as bubble wrap, moving blankets, or old towels to ensure reliable protection.

When it comes to the oven itself, tape the doors with durable tape and then wrap, using an old blanket again.

So, now your oven is good to go. Being extra careful, load the unit on a dolly to lift and wheel it away to the moving truck.

You can simply use the tips above to move such heavy appliances or higher a moving company in Auckland to help move it professionally.  

 

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