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Packing Appliances And What To Handle With Care When Moving

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Packing Appliances And What To Handle With Care When Moving

If you are moving home in Norfolk, Virginia, you have to make sure that all your items are properly protected during the process. The best movers Norfolk VA have to offer will take care of a lot of this for you, but there are some things you will have to do yourself to prepare. One of these is packing appliances and what to handle with care. The first thing you need to do is make sure that all your appliances have been completely clean and dried out. Additionally, each appliance will have some unique issues that have to be handled properly.

Your dishwasher should be disconnected and the hoses drained. Wrap up the hoses and put them inside the dishwasher. Do the same with your washing machine and its hoses. The tub of your washing machine should be secured according to the guidelines of your manufacturer. If you don't have these anymore, you should be able to find information online. Norfolk moving companies may also be able to give you some advice and guidance. Make sure that only a qualified installer will hook up your washer in your new home. For your drier, make sure that the lint screen is properly cleaned. Don't hook it back up in your new property until you know you have the right electrical requirements. If it is a gas dryer, you need a technician to come andd cap it off and only a qualified person should install it in your new property. Your movers may be able to put you in touch with someone for this. For your stove, make sure it is cleaned properly, particularly of grease. All removable parts should be taken out and packed securely. A gas range should be disconnected and reconnected by a qualified technician. Electrical ranges are generally a lot easier to move yourself.

Your refrigerator and freezers have to be fully emptied and defrosted first. All removable parts should be taken out, dried and packed separately. Vacuum your compressor or condenser and make sure the evaporator pan is cleaned and dried. Disconnect it from the water supply if applicable and empty the reservoir. In older models, the motor or compressor may need to be bolted in place. You may have to have some installation done professionally. The final appliance is the microwave oven, of which all moving parts should be removed and properly packed. If you still have the original box, this is generally the best place to put it in. If not, many Norfolk moving companies are able to pad-wrap your microwave when they move it. It is very important that you do not use cardboard for the opening of the door. When you reinstall it, make sure that the exhaust vent is free from any obstruction.


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