Freeze. Crack. Explode! These are the things that can happen to your appliances when left out in the cold. Every winter (from November through early April), our move consultants advise customers that delivering appliances on Moving Day is not recommended due to the potential exposure to freezing temperatures during transportation.
Frigid temperatures can create serious problems for your appliances such as cracking pipes, water pumps, valves and drain lines. Colder temperatures also thicken grease and oil residue inside electronics (such as in a Grandfather Clocks) slowing mechanisms and making them more susceptible to damage. Here are several household items that may be effected by cold weather:
- Washers & Dryers
- Ice makers
- Space heaters
- Waterbed Mattress
- Grandfather Clocks
- Electronic devices: TVs, computers, DVD players, gaming consoles, stereo systems, and other AV equipment.
At Daryl Flood, our local and long-distance moving services include a specialized service provider that can assist you with disconnecting, packing, crating and installing your electronics and appliances. They will ensure that your belongings are properly wrapped and secured for transportation. If you require these third-party installation services, your Daryl Flood move consultant will alert you of any delivery restrictions due to cold weather. Please, plan accordingly.