Read the Fine Print--What Your Movers Won't Move

Packing for a moveBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Well done, you're the intelligent one who lined up your moving company in Houston in advance, walked through your residence along with a moving company rep to determine the amount of trucks and workers you will need, and appropriately packed and tagged your boxes.

Now, have you read the small print on the written agreement? If you did not read the complete thing, and quite a few people don't get past the date ranges and numbers before their eyeballs glaze over, get it, take a seat, and read it right now. Fill another cup of coffee if you need to, however when you reach the part about what the movers in Houston are unable to have on the truck, likelihood is really good that contract is going to have your undivided focus.

A Pop Quiz on What You Cannot Transport

Which of these is Prohibited on a moving truck? Are some of these illegal for the workers to load and move, or is it just company policy? The answer is a very direct to the point, this will depend.

· Philodendron

· Lawnmower

· Fireworks

· Cash

The one thing in the above list that could go on the moving truck will be the lawn mower--if the gas and oil reservoirs have been completely emptied. Houseplants usually won't be able to cross state lines--that's a legal issue--and moving companies in Houston do not want any bugs currently in leaves or the soil leaping ship on the truck itself.

Fireworks are banned.

Moving companies will not be responsible for valuable items on the truck. Your homeowner’s insurance might take care of any material mishaps, but probably won't replace lost cash. Take it to the bank and retrieve it once you're settled or take it along with you.

What is Unlawful to Move

So, the list of what it's not possible to pack and load really isn't such a bore, after all. These are a few other items that movers won't load, along with the main reasons why not.

Any item that is flammable, corrosive, explosive or combustible and may hypothetically place the lives of the staff along with the equipment at risk, is unlawful. So, a lawnmower having an empty gas/oil tank is fine, but an aerosol can of disinfectant is not.

· Plants--some states have rules on what indoor plants may cross over the state line. Bugs and pests which aren't an issue in certain states are enormous risks in others, thus leave your indoor plants for the next door neighbor or give them to your friends. Should you be bringing the planting containers, clean them with bleach before you load them.

· Alcohol--rules vary between states. Stay safe and have a clear the bar get together prior to when you move.

· Gasoline

What Nearly all Company Policies Restrict

Every professional mover in Houston has its own set of restricted objects, but these are the common things you can expect to leave behind or take yourself.

Chemicals are based on their capacity to have interaction with other matter and modify the shape and substance of the matter. Simply put, this suggests that if you put bleach and wood stains on the moving truck together and they accidentally interact under force or high temperature, seriously bad things can take place. And of course if you think several bottles of nail polish and remover and a chemistry set is not going to pack enough of a wallop to matter, you are incorrect. Consequently DO NOT pack the subsequent.

· Household Cleaning solutions

· Paint and Paint Remover--this includes fingernail polish

· Pool chemicals

· Pesticides, Weed Killers, as well as Fertilizers

· Aerosol Containers

· Perishable Foods

· Fireworks

Grocery delivery is a fantastic thing--purchase online and have your cleaning materials, paper items, and food items shipped once you have gotten to your new residence.

When you have any questions about some products, ask your moving company in Houston ahead of moving day, specifically if you want to make other plans for transport or donations.

Click HERE for A-1 Freeman Moving Group’s listing of Non-Transportable Items.

 

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