Do Moving Companies Disassemble Furniture?
Congratulations! You have decided to hire a professional moving company for your relocation. This blog will discuss what is covered as far as disassembling and reassembling furniture as part of the moving service.
Professional moving companies will disassemble beds, bookshelves, dining room tables, buffets/hutches, or other furniture pieces if it is necessary for loading them on the truck safely. This is part of their normal service.
Please note that IKEA and other pressboard entertainment centres, bookcases or wardrobes require extra time. There may be an extra labour charge for disassembly and re-assembly if you want the moving company to do this. If the items were not put together properly, or there are missing parts, the mover is not liable for this and may ask you to sign a waiver.
Anything the movers disassemble at your current home will be reassembled at your new home unless they are instructed otherwise by the customer. This sometimes happens when people are painting, having floors refinished or carpets cleaned in their new home. Beds are normally the first items that the movers will re-assemble so you and your family can sleep in your beds on move- in night.
If you are moving within the same city and the moving company is charging by the hour, you can save money on your move by disassembling the beds and bookcases yourself. Be sure to put all the parts for each bed or bookcase in a bag or wrap them in paper and tape the bundle. Write on the package which bed or bookcase they are for.
Services not Included
Moving companies do not remove anything that is bolted or screwed to the wall or ceiling such as curtains rods, shelves, light fixtures, or mirrors. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure they are removed and packed before the movers arrive.
Garden sheds, swing sets, home gyms and hot tubs need to be disassembled prior to loading and re-assembled at your new home. The movers can recommend companies in your area who do this type of service. If you are moving a hot tub, be sure to show this to the moving consultant when they are doing the in-home survey of the items to be moved. Depending on the size of hot tub, it may need to be shipped by an outside company or you may be charged a bulky rate for shipping it on the moving truck. Your mover can recommend someone to give you a price on dismantling and re-assembly and shipping if required.
Baby Grand pianos, Grandfather clocks and chandeliers need to be disassembled and reassembled and prepared for moving. Your moving company can recommend companies in your area who provide this service.
For more information or to get a quote on your move, contact Premiere Van Lines at 1-877- 671-6683.