When you move to a new home, you may not realize that there are some objects that professional movers can’t transport. It’s important to be aware of what these items are before you’re getting ready for them to arrive.
Items That Professional Movers Cannot Handle
There are several types of items that most professional moving companies have on a list of what they cannot transport. The following are a few categories that are commonly a part of this list.
Even if you enlist the help of the best movers Villanova company, they legally can’t transport corrosive, flammable, or explosive items This is because these materials present a danger to the movers and to your property. This includes the following items and many others:
- Aerosol cans
- Ammonia and acids
- Car batteries
- Fire extinguishers
- Gasoline and kerosene
- Propane tanks
- Antifreeze and motor oils
- Yard equipment that has fuel in it
- Paints, paint thinner, turpentine, solvents, and stain
- Fertilizer, pesticides, and weed-killing chemicals
- Lighter fluid and matches
- Weapons and ammunition
If you do have any of the above or other materials that can be dangerous to move, reach out to your local waste/recycling agency to determine what’s the safest way in which to dispose of them. You likely can have movers bring your yard equipment to your new house, as long as you drain the gas and other materials from it first. Ensure that you don’t pack these items in with others, as the company has limited liability if they are unaware and something happens to your belongings when they’re being transported.
Perishable Food and Beverages
Moving companies usually don’t want to put perishable food or other perishable items on their trucks since it can be unsanitary. This food can spoil while they are transporting it and there’s the fact that it likely will attract insects and possibly damage your belongings. If you have a refrigerator and/or freezer that you’d like them to move, be sure to take all items out and thoroughly clean these appliances at least a day before your move. When you unplug the refrigerator, it will defrost and you also can air it out.
Pets and Plants
Even though you may want an easy way to transport your pets and plants on the big day of your move, keep in mind that pets can’t go in the moving trailer. This is because you really can’t predict the temperature and air conditions and something could happen to your pet. They also likely won’t want to transport unclean cages, food dishes, and other items that are considered unsanitary.
Some professional movers in Ardmore will transport plants if it’s a short-distance move, but it is illegal for them to transport plants if the move is over 150 miles. There is a chance they will ask that you pack and transport your houseplants because of unfavorable temperatures and other conditions on the truck.
Valuable and Sentimental Items
There are several types of items that may not be forbidden, but they will advise you to be responsible for transporting them yourself. This includes valuable possessions and those that are sentimental to you and your family.
- Personal documents such as birth certificates, medical records, car titles, deeds, and passports
- Cash, check books, and credit cards
- Tax records and various financial statements
- Coin, baseball cards, and other types of collectibles
- Airline tickets
- Valuable jewelry
- Cell phones
Moving shouldn’t have to be an incredibly stressful process. Discuss what’s acceptable and what’s not with your moving company before they arrive so that you’re prepared and can save time and energy. Reach out to O’Malley Moving Services for a quote!