Moving to a new home can be a surprising experience, and one aspect of the move that may surprise you is when your moving company refuses to move certain items. This may leave you with an extra bill to face when you finally complete your relocation.
Here is a list of common items that moving companies will often refuse to move.
Some equipment is dangerous when moved, especially if powered by gasoline or some other kind of liquid fuel. The fuel may spill during a move, creating a flammable hazard or a fume-filled and hence undesirable environment.
You should be okay if you drain such equipment of fuel at least 24 hours before your move. If you fail to do so, then the likelihood is your moving company will refuse to help.
High Valued Items
If a moving company feels that their insurance will not cover the cost of the breakage or loss of an item, then they will not move it. While moving companies are typically extremely reliable, some aspects of a move are out of their control, such as environmental factors and the actions of third parties.
It goes without saying that if you have an item that you yourself treasure highly, then you should move it yourself.
Hazardous and Flammable Materials
There are plenty of items inside your home that can be classified as hazardous or flammable. For example, batteries, fuel, lighter fluid, propane powered devices, and paint remover. For the same reason that moving companies will not take powered equipment, they will not take flammable or hazardous materials.
If you have a dog, then obviously your dog can enjoy the ride to your new home with you, but many other pets need to be transported, including cats, caged birds and rodents. You will find that your moving company will expect you to complete the move of such animals.
If you have ‘exotic’ pets such as fish, snakes, reptiles or arachnids, then do not be too surprised if your moving company refuses to go anywhere near them!
If you want to hire the services of a versatile, professional and reliable moving company, then please contact All Points Moving & Storage. You can contact us at any time via phone at 866-421-9490, or the online contact form that we have made available for you on our website.