Moving a safe from point A to point B is no easy task. Even if the safe is empty, the unit can still weigh over 1,000 pounds. The good news is this process can be done, but you’ll need to follow a few tips from the professional safe movers at Furniture Master Moving Services Inc. Continue reading to learn how to safely move your safe.
Remove all items
Your first step in moving your safe should be taking everything out of it. Even though the safe will still be heavy, removing all of its contents can really help lighten the load. Even if you’re hiring a professional to tackle the job, you’ll still want to remove everything to make the task easier on the moving crew.
Assuming your safe is bolted to the wall or floor, you’ll need to dismount it before transportation begins. Be careful when you’re removing the bolts so as to not damage the floor, the walls or the safe itself.
Protect floors and walls
Before you begin safe moving, we recommend padding the floors and walls to protect them from getting scratched or otherwise damaged during the moving process. Walls, corners and any other furniture that’s in the moving path can be covered with thick moving blankets. For the floors, cardboard or old rugs typically do the trick.
But don’t forget about protecting the safe! Be sure to wrap your safe in furniture blankets or even bubble wrap. Even a minor collision with the wall can damage essential components inside your safe’s door.
Use the right equipment
Even the strongest person alive would have trouble moving a safe without any equipment. To ensure your safe makes it to its destination in one piece, you’ll need to rent a heavy-duty dolly and either a pickup truck or a moving truck. Be sure to secure the safe to the dolly and the vehicle with thick straps or ropes to prevent it from tipping over.
If you don’t have access to a pickup truck, hiring safe movers to transport your safe for you is probably your best bet.
Go slow and steady
Don’t rush through this process—slow and steady wins the race when it comes to moving a safe. Rushing through any of the steps above can lead to a disaster, so take the time to make an exit and entrance strategy before you begin moving. Additionally, clear any obstacles out of the way to ensure the move goes smoothly.
Bolt it down
Now that your safe has made it to its final destination, you should really consider mounting it to the floor or wall. Bolting the safe down adds another layer of security, which will give you some extra peace of mind.
Just call the pros!
Instead of trying to move that bulky safe all by yourself, hire the professionals at Furniture Master Moving Services Inc. We specialize in safe moving, so you can rest easy knowing your safe will make it to its new destination without suffering any damage or scratching your floors or walls.