Picture this: You’ve spent weeks packing up your home in preparation for your big move. The boxes are sealed, and you’re just waiting for the movers to arrive. And then it hits you: You forgot to prepare your electrical fixtures for the move! If this sounds like a scenario that you want to avoid, then read on for some tips on how to safely move electrical fixtures during relocation.
First, a Word of Caution
Before we get into the nitty-gritty of moving electrical fixtures, it’s worth noting that they can be dangerous and could result in serious injuries or even death if not handled properly. So, if you’re not comfortable with working with electricity, it’s best to leave this job to the professionals. So, with that in mind, let’s get started!
Tip #1: Gather All the Necessary Packing Supplies
The first step in safely moving any electrical fixture is to gather all of the necessary packing supplies. This includes boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, tape, labels, etc.
Tip #2: Shut Off the Power
The most important thing to remember when moving electrical fixtures is always to shut off the power first. This can be done by either flipping the breaker switch or removing the fuse.
Tip #3: Unscrew the Fixtures
Once the power is off, you can begin unscrewing the fixtures from their respective mounts. Again, be careful not to lose any screws or other small pieces.
Also, before you unscrew the fixtures, be sure to use a circuit tester to ensure that there is no electricity running through the wires.
Tip #4: Disconnect the Wires
Next, disconnect the wires by unscrewing the wire nuts. Be sure to label each wire according to its function (i.e. black for hot, white for neutral, green for ground).
Tip #5: Pack the Fixtures Carefully
After the fixtures are labeled and disconnected, you can begin packing them. Be sure to use plenty of packing paper and bubble wrap to keep the fixtures safe during transit.
Here are more packing tips to keep in mind:
Call In the Pros
As mentioned earlier, handling and moving electrical fixtures can be a dangerous job. As such, it’s best to leave this job to the professionals. Just be sure to do your research and hire a reputable company that specializes in moving electrical fixtures.
By following these simple tips, you can avoid a potential disaster and ensure that your electrical fixtures arrive at your new home safely. So, please don’t wait until the last minute to prepare them for the move — take action now and enjoy a smooth transition into your new home.
Hire Perfect Moving
At Perfect Moving, we understand the importance of a smooth move, which is why we take great care in packing and preparing your items for transport. We also offer disassembly and reassembly services, so you don’t have to worry about anything! Give us a call today, and we’ll be happy to provide you with a free quote.