Getting your belongings ready for a move is one of the most stressful parts of a move. Making sure that everything has place and isn’t at risk of getting broken or damaged takes a lot of time. Some of the most expensive things you need to prepare for a move are your appliances. It is worth investing some time in preparing them to ensure they aren’t damaged from the move at all. RC Van Services would like to share some tips to keep your appliances safe and prepare them for a move.
How to Prepare a Washer for a Move
Before moving your washing machine, you need to run a regular cycle with hot water and either bleach or vinegar added to properly clean it. This should be done without any laundry in the tub. To clean your dryer, use a mixture of household cleaner and water to wipe out the drum. If you have a gas dryer, make sure the gas line is turned off and it is disconnected before trying to move it. Before you move your washer, disconnect the hot and cold water as well as the power.
How to Move a Refrigerator
Before moving your refrigerator, it needs to be thoroughly cleaned to ensure there is no longer any food or other debris that can cause bad odors. You will need to allow your refrigerator time to defrost before you can move it. This will take about three days to complete. If your refrigerator has an ice maker, you want to turn it off and empty it. Your refrigerator needs to have time to completely dry to avoid any mold or mildew problems. If you are moving your refrigerator to storage, make sure the doors are propped open slightly to allow ventilation while storing.
Moving a Dishwasher to a New Location
Before disconnecting your dishwasher from power and water, you should run it without any dishes in it. Pour 1 cup of bleach in the bottom of the dishwasher after you hear it fill with water to give it a deep clean. After running this last load, it is important to give the dishwasher time to completely dry before moving it. Let it sit with the door propped open for 24 hours to ensure it is completely dry. It is best to leave the door slightly propped open to allow ventilation and avoid any mold and mildew problems when storing.
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