A good furniture removals company will take special care of all of the belongings of the family that is moving. The company will use industry leading protective packing materials and the furniture and furnishings will be wrapped and packed by experts who know their business. The client should not have to lift a finger.
What to Expect of a Professional Furniture Removals
Items that are delicate and of a high value, such as vases and glassware are treated with the very highest of care. Packing materials are fitted especially for such delicate items and they are placed in such a way as to never be bumped or crashed against.
Many furniture removalists have taken and completed accredited courses in safe working and handling practices, work cover and OHS. This ensures that more care is taken when handling pieces of furniture and household belongings. There are certain techniques that help greatly in moving and positioning belongings in the truck, so that they achieve maximum protection.
Different weights and bulkiness has a lot to do with loads in trucks shifting, so it is important to bear this in mind when loading items. Heavy weighted items should be loaded together in the front of the truck compartment as much as possible. They should be well padded, so that they don’t move or shift. Lighter weighted objects go on top, also equally heavily padded so no damage can come to them as well.
When involved with furniture removals, it is important to remember that the customer’s items mean a lot more to them that they do to the removalist, but that means that even more care must be taken in handling and packing the items.
Another factor in conducting safe and effective furniture removals is the act of driving the truck itself. Slow starting speeds as well as slow braking helps to keep the load from shifting. Even though great care is taken in loading the truck, many times it is just impossible to keep everything from shifting a bit. Every effort is taken to leave no empty space at all, but care must always be taken to minimize any shifting at all. Moderate driving speeds will aid tremendously in keeping the load solidly in place.
Unloading the truck and unpacking is an area where furniture removals incur many breakages, simply because people are not as careful as they should be. A methodical unload should be the word of the wise, without anyone hurrying. A good removalist will work very methodically and steadily, being careful to treat each piece like it was his own.