HOW TO MOVE A REFRIGERATOR

4 TIPS TO MOVE A FRIDGE: STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Dishes, sheets, pictures and all the trifles have already arrived in the new home, but now it’s time for the real heavyweights. Now you have to move the fridge. This is an art in itself. Before you can move the refrigerator, first all food must be taken out and the freezer to be defrosted.

1. Clear and clean:

Newer devices have a special cover so that the melt water can drain. If your refrigerator comes from a slightly older generation, then towels and buckets can be used to help prevent flooding in the kitchen. To save some time, it also helps to put a pot of hot water in the freezer. The ice thaws so faster and thus the refrigerator is faster to transport.

Once the freezer is defrosted, a thorough cleaning is on. It’s best to use simple soapy water and you’ll take all the shelves and drawers apart.

2. Secure doors and drawers:

Most fridges have glass shelves and plastic drawers. Your best friend in this step is simple tape. Make sure that you fix each shelf and drawer with several pieces of tape so they will not slip and get damaged if you want to move the refrigerator. Alternatively, you can of course also remove all moving parts and pack extra. Since lack of space in the moving truck is often an issue, the variant with the adhesive tape is often preferable. Do not forget to fix the large doors and the power cable of the refrigerator with adhesive tape. The goal should always be to minimize the risk of injury and removal.

3. Move the refrigerator:

Since refrigerators are often very bulky and heavy, Orange County Moving Company professionals advise you to use a sack truck or a skateboard to transport the refrigerator. Make sure the refrigerator is well secured to the sack truck with straps. It is very important here to have strong helpers to support. Include at least two helpers if transportation is made even more difficult due to the dimensions of the household appliance. Also, make sure you have measured the corridors and the staircase well. If transportation is not traditional in the traditional way due to the size of the device, then a moving company can provide a lift with a transportable lift. It is still very important back-friendly lifting to pay attention.

Of course, this also means that the transport route to the moving trailer is as short as possible. You can do this by setting up a no-stop zone right outside the front door. So no other cars can park in this area on the move day and you do not need to worry about parking the moving truck.

4. Move the refrigerator – Better standing than lying down:

We recommend that you move the refrigerator upright and tilt it as little as possible during the move. If the refrigerator is not upright, then coolant can escape from the compressor and enter the refrigeration circuit. The compressor should never be operated without coolant (which also acts as a lubricant). If the refrigerator is transported horizontally, there will be no sustained damage, but you will have to wait a few hours longer for the coolant to run back. Even with the upright refrigerator transport, we advise you to wait a few hours before you connect it back to the power circuit. Depending on the manufacturer and manufacturer, the necessary waiting time may vary slightly (usually between 4 and 24 hours).

We hope that this little guide will help you move the refrigerator. Having to transport a refrigerator is a tricky business and we would be happy if you share your own experiences and ideas on this topic here with us! 

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