Restoration teams can be contacted to fix several problems – the client’s property got flooded from storm or there is water damage, mould growing or loss by fire.
Whatever the reason, restoration services are mainly required to reinstate the beauty and the livability of the property. However, many times, when clients book the services of restoration companies, the teams arrive at the place, only to find a lot of heavy furniture in the house, which still needs to be moved.
In some cases, it’s okay to work around tables, couches and chairs, but for most things, you’ll want a clear space to do your work.
DIY Moving Projects Can Damage the Property
As you encounter heavier, cumbersome items like grand pianos, living room couches or antique clocks in the client’s house, an untrained team could accidentally destroy the property while moving the heavy objects in and out of place.
Remember that your team cannot move all the items on their own and DIY moving projects can do more harm than good. For moving heavy furniture, you’ll require specialist moving partners to proceed with the moving job safely.
Many restoration services partner with moving companies because they don’t want to pay for additional insurance costs for the loss or damage of contents at client’s home.
Higher Cost of Restoration
You’ll be surprised how much the cost of the project can increase if you are working around the furnishings.
Therefore, the best time to start with restoration is only when the space you’re working in is empty. It could be either before your client moves in or after the client moves out of the house.
While conditions may not always be ideal, working around the furniture can be tough and the restoration company may have to bear extra expenses.
You’ll have to pay the team for extra days if you are hiring contractual employees as working around furniture requires more attention to detail and hence, demands more time and effort.
Require Buying Specialist Tools & Techniques
As soon as the team starts the restoration project, they need to frequently lift or move the furniture in and out of a room. Moving furniture is a specialist job, and it requires high-quality equipment and techniques to move from point A to B.
Professional movers usually leverage moving dollies and straps to displace objects of varying length, size and weight. If you decide to move furniture yourself, consider buying or renting dollies, straps and other equipment beforehand.
However, specialized movers have the requisite moving tools, accessories and experience to handle the equipment. Dollies are hard to operate, and you may damage the property if you are not trained properly.
Extra Caution with Fragile Items
For fragile or special items, extra caution is required. The moving job will need moving pads, larger bands for tying or a professional grade shrink wrap to protect upholstered furniture.
As your team moves furniture, use large pieces of thick cardboard to cover the exit pathways or place polyethylene on passages to avoid damage to the fragile items. It’s also crucial to protect the floors, especially if they are hardwood, tile, vinyl or carpet.
When you call a professional mover, they prepare a floorplan beforehand and explain how furniture and fragile items will be moved and where it will go. This way, you avoid the damage as well as having to move the same thing multiple times.
Partner with a Professional Restoration Movers
Calling a professional mover means that the furniture and heavy equipment will be moved and packed to a safe place before your team can start with the restoration work.
At Two Small Men with Big Hearts, we pack up any loose items and get them out of the way so that restorers can finish with the project as soon as possible. We have an experienced team which can handle even the most cumbersome furniture saving from any dents, scuffs, scratches or holes.
Use our professional services and partner to prevent any losses that may arise while moving things on your own.