How to move your washer and dryer
If you are preparing for a move, one of the difficulties that you might encounter is moving your heavy home appliances. Of course, hiring Coral Springs moving company could be a good way to do it. However, if you plan to move your washer and dryer on your own there are some things that you should learn in advance. For example, how to prepare them for transportation, how to protect them from accidental damage, and how to maneuver them into a moving truck. Naturally, you cannot move and lift such heavy items all by yourself so you will also need to find someone to help you. Here is how to do it properly.
Preparing to move your washer and dryer
Before you move your washer and dryer you first need to prepare them. This process will be more complicated for a washer. As you need to clean it first. If you think that you will have trouble, you can always hire moving company Fort Lauderdale to help you.
Preparing your washer for the move
Some washers have self-cleaning programs. If yours doesn’t, buy a washer cleaning pack, throw it inside and run a cleaning cycle. After it is done, leave the door open so it can dry. Shut down the water supply and you can disconnect water hoses. But before you do it, place a bucket under them. They are still full of water. After you drain them, turn on the warm cycle and let it spin for 30 minutes. Now you can unplug the electrical cord. Tape it to the back of the washer. Also, the drain hose will stay attached to the machine so you can tape it too. Put a water supply hose in a plastic bag and you can put it inside the washer. The most complicated part is finished.
Now open your instruction manual and learn how to secure your washer for moving. You will probably have a few screws to secure on the back of the washer.
Preparing your dryer for the move
Preparing your dryer is somewhat easier. First, turn off the power supply. Then you can vacuum the lint trap. This is not a necessary step, but since you are already dealing with your dryer, use this opportunity to clean it. Now you can disconnect electricity or gas (depending on the type of the dryer). If you do not know how, or you are afraid to temper with a gas supply, call moving company Miami Gardens and let them do the job for you. If your dryer is running on electricity, just unplug it from the wall, and tape the cord to the back. Detach the hose, put it in the plastic bag, and put it in the dryer for the road.
Pack your appliances properly
For this, you will need lots of bubble plastic, moving blankets and packing tape. Secure the corners of your appliances with moving blankets. Or you can use old towels. Once you place them, wrap your washer and dryer with several layers of bubble plastic. Finally, use packing tape to secure it all.
How to maneuver them to the truck
Even if you find a strong helper, to move your washer and dryer to the truck, you will need to get an appliance utility cart. Lift the machine slowly and place it on the cart. Now you can ride it to the truck. Hopefully, your truck will have a ramp. If not, you will need a few people to help you lift it inside. Place your machines in an upright position, and make sure that they cannot move during transport.