Moving can damage your flooring, doors, walls, and other parts of your house. Below are a few tips you can use to prevent such damage.
Clean and Dry the Floor
First, you need to clean and dry the floor. Debris on the floor can cause scratches during the move, especially if you have to drag anything (including trolleys) on the floor. The drying is necessary to reduce the risk of slipping and falling, which can cause serious damage if you drop something heavy during the fall.
Don't Drag Things on the Floor
Dragging things on the floor is likely to damage the flooring. Therefore, try to carry things instead of dragging them. Of course, this only applies to relatively small items that you can carry, say, with straps. For the items you cannot carry, use trolleys since they have wheels that make them gentle on the floor. The use of wheels reduces the contact between your load and the flooring, which is good for the flooring.
Cover Up the Floors and Walls
Another trick is to cover up the floors so that any damage that does occur affects only the covering material and not the flooring. You can use things like plastic sheets, cardboard, blankets, or even old newspapers. The idea is to have something between the load you want to move and the flooring to prevent scratches and dents.
Apart from the flooring, the doorway frames also face damage during moving when people try to force things out of different rooms. To avoid such damage, measure your large items and your doorways to ensure they can fit. Large items that can't go through the doorways without damage should be disassembled first.
Wrap Up Sharp Edges
Ideally, large items should be disassembled so that they don't scratch the walls or floors. Bulk also increases the risk of something slipping out of your hands and damaging the floor. For bulky things that cannot be dissembled, wrapping up the sharp edges and corners can offer some protection. For example, you should wrap up furniture legs with cloths to prevent scratches.
Have Adequate Help
Lastly, you need adequate help for your move if you want to reduce the risk of damage. Carrying a large couch through a doorway, for example, is easy if you have adequate help that can carry the couch and twist it through any angles, especially if the passageway is narrow. Adequate help also ensures you can carry the large items instead of dragging them across the floor. Lastly, adequate help also decreases the risk of dropping heavy items on the floor.
Professional movers know about moving-related damage and will do their best to avoid such damages. This is one more reason you should always work with a moving company.Share