It’s important to leave the house or apartment that you are moving out of in good overall condition. One of the major challenges when moving involves the handling of heavy furniture and appliances. One wrong move can easily damage flooring. As one of the top movers in our local area, we do our best to protect the homeowner’s property when we help them move.
Here are the things we learned when it comes to protecting flooring and walls:
Protecting Hardwood Floors
When it comes to protecting your hardwood floors, any moving company would tell you to focus on two things: the moving equipment and direct floor protection. You need to use the right equipment when moving heavy household items. Furniture dollies have large rubber wheels that cause no damage to floors whether they are hardwood, carpeted, or tiled. Furniture sliders, on the other hand, are small pieces of equipment that will let you slide huge and heavy items.
The best way to protect your floor during moving day is to place plywood sheets. For a more affordable alternative, you can also use thick cardboard pieces to create a safe pathway for your heavy items. You can recycle some unnecessary big boxes and use their cardboard to cover the floor or even use furniture blankets.
The best way to protect your carpets when moving is roll them up and remove them before the big day. Once your floors are carpet-free, you can protect the floor using plywood sheets, cardboard, or furniture blankets. If you can’t remove your carpets, then make sure to use a furniture dolly with 100% clean wheels. You can also use special carpet film protectors to create a tear-free and non-slip surface over your carpets.
You can use this advice to ensure that your home stays in good condition once you move. However, if you want a guarantee of zero property damage, you need to work with a professional moving company like us. Around Town Movers can provide you with a full range of pre-move planning, disposal, storage, moving, and post-move assistance. We will make sure that your flooring stays flawless. We serve Washington, DC and many areas in VA, including Sterling. Call us at (703) 682-5922 to learn more. You can also ask for a free quote.