Moving your appliances from one home to another requires a bit of coordination. Most individuals planning a move do not realize all the important steps that need to take place to successfully move an appliance. Both the homeowner and the mover have responsibilities to ensure that all appliances are prepared, moved, and installed correctly. Below you will find Fry-Wagner’s 7 points of moving appliances to help you better understand how to prepare your appliances for moving day.

  1. The Mover:

Your movers will do all the heavy lifting. This means that they will be moving the appliances onto the truck, transporting them to the new location, and placing them in your new home.

  1. The Homeowner:

You are responsible for cleaning and preparing all appliances for move out day. You may choose to disconnected and prepare your appliances yourself, hire a technician to do so, or make third party arrangements with your mover.

  1. Servicing Defined:

It is important to make sure that your appliances are prepped for relocation, so they can safely withstand handling during the move process or while in storage. This can include bracing, disconnecting, capping-off, and special handling of components.

  1. Mover Does Not:

Disconnect/reconnect appliances, disconnect utilities, repair appliances, remove or install window air conditioners, TV’s or antennas, wiring, plumbing electrical, or carpentry services

  1. Who Does What:

The technician prepares the appliances for the move. The gas company disconnects and caps the gas lines in your home. The mover moves the appliances from origin to destination. The homeowner sets up all servicing arrangements at origin and destination.

  1. Cleaning Appliances:

Wipe down the inside and outside of all appliances with a soft dampened cloth. Remove all food from refrigerators and freezers and unplug them 48 hours before your move to ensure there is no moisture.

  1. List of Major Appliances:

Dishwashers, washer & dryers, ovens, refrigerators, and freezers are the most common appliances that homeowners typically move.

It is very important to make sure that your appliances are all properly prepared and ready to be relocated. Remember, it is your responsibility to take to take care of the preparations yourself, hire an appropriate technician, or request that the moving company set up third party services for you. For more information on moving appliances contact us today!