Relocating is often a stressful experience for you and your family, and at Priority, we’re dedicated to assisting you with every service that can ease your stress. We provide comprehensive packing, moving, and storage solutions, as well as furniture moving, installation or assembly services, debris removal, and more. Even when you’re moving local, a long to-do list is in front of every family who is preparing to move.
One item on your to-do list that’s important not to overlook is preparing your refrigerator and any other appliances that are moving with you. Priority is able to help with any furniture moving needs, including kitchen appliances, washers and dryers, exercise equipment, and other household items that can be very challenging to move alone. Especially when it comes to appliances, you want to move them carefully and safely, not just to save yourself and others from accidents but also to preserve the integrity of the more expensive purchases you’ve made for your household.
Here’s what you should know about moving your fridge:
Your fridge contains moisture. Some refrigerators include an icemaker, water spout, and other water or ice gadgets. Even if yours doesn’t, there’s still water in the machinery of your fridge, and moisture on the inside. This means it’s important to defrost your unit before you move it. Note that spilled water or ice is a tripping hazard you will need to take care of before you move the fridge.
Your fridge contains food debris. Especially if your fridge will be in storage, on a truck for several days, or in transit for an extended period of time, make sure to clean it out well. You don’t want it to arrive in your new home only to open it and find it full of mold.
Your fridge is an electronic appliance. The combination of electricity and water means you want to be especially careful when preparing your fridge for moving, and if possible, enlist the help of experts like the moving team at Priority. Always unplug appliances before you move them. Disconnect your fridge according to its user manual.
Your fridge is heavy. In general, the heavier the appliance, the more help you should enlist to move it. Our team at Priority uses the buddy system, as well as tools like dollies and lifts, to make sure your fridge can be moved safely.
Whether you’re moving local or long-distance, Priority Moving can help with all your household relocation needs, including moving your fridge and other appliances. To learn more about our residential moving services, contact us today to get started with your free quote.