moving a safe

The Art of Moving a Safe Properly

If you have decided to move your home, across the street, the state, or even the nation and have a safe, chances are you have contemplated whether it is best to sell the safe with the home or include it in the move. Moving a safe, depending on its size and current location can be one of the most arduous tasks undertaken in a move. Safe removal is often one of those major moving tasks when shifting from one place to another, it can also be one of the most important to many homeowners. Moving any home usually requires a lot of heavy lifting of items needed to be transported, and a safe only adds to the complexity of the process. This tricky job requires extreme caution and some professional tips to help you pave the way through the task of moving a safe properly.

At Tru-Pak Moving Systems, Shelby’s residential moving company choice, knowing how to move a safe properly might mean the difference between taking it with you or leaving it behind.

Here are our 7 professional tips to safe removal and transportation

  • Get help to Remove it SafelyIf you plan on moving the safe yourself, which in some cases shouldn’t be a problem, get the proper help needed depending on the size and weight of the safe being removed. Just remember it was a professional who installed the safe and maybe it should be a professional hired to remove it. Professional movers like Tru-Pak Moving can handle it better. If professional help isn’t sought, then some help must be required. Hopefully you have either good friends that owe you a good turn, or relatives on the payroll who can’t refuse the request. Just remember, to avoid any mishaps moving a safe can be a challenging proposition and should be attempted with the right equipment. Never try and move a heavy and tricky to handle safe, single handedly.
  • Acquire the Right Safe Moving EquipmentIt is important to acquire the recommended safe moving equipment for the specific safe you are moving. Always keep in mind those safety concerns to protect yourself, others, your home and the safe itself. A commercial grade, heavy-duty dolly might help you complete the task without putting too much strain on you. Without this type of equipment, it could very taxing and might lead to injury or even death.
  • Always Empty the SafeThe structure of most safes is heavy enough without added additional load such as contents. If, in the process it becomes too much of a task to move on your own, stop and seek help. One important tip to keep in mind is to make sure your empty safe is not so heavy that moving it without the help of a professional can be done safely.
  • Remember to Pave a Path Before Moving the Safe: In order to safely move your safe, make sure there is a clear path for its exit and entry into the moving vehicle. This will prevent the safe from being damaged and its movers from being injured.
  • Now Make Sure the Path is ClearAlways make sure there are no children, animals, toys, debris or really anyone near the safe when you move it. Accidents can happen very rapidly when moving a heavy item like a safe. Also, it is important to make sure to take the right path out of the dwelling and into the moving truck.
  • Don’t forget to Safeguard the Floors:  Remove any scattered rugsor area carpets on the floor if possible.This will help ease the removal of the safe and will ensure a damage-free experience.
  • Go Slow with Your Steps: It is important for everyone involved to understand the process and take moving the safe one step at a time. The object here is to avoid any injury and remove the safe to the truck in a safe manner.

Due to the sheer weight and size of most safes, we here at Tru-Pak Moving always recommend to Do-it -Yourselfers to have multiple people helping you.  Better yet, hire a professional mover to do the heavy lifting for you. The most important thing is your safety and the safety of others. If you feel that the task is beyond your ability and you are not using the services of a professional moving company in Shelby NC, contact your safe company and see if they can assist.

Why Hire Tru-Pak Moving Systems

At Tru-Pak Moving Systems we have been helping residents of Shelby NC move for over 60 years. We offer professional local and long-distance moving services to residents, commercial businesses, retail, office and employee relocation, and military personnel. If you are in need of a moving company, please call us today for a free estimate at 1-(800) 659-1233.

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