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Old 10-17-2011, 06:55 AM
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Those involved in the full-service moving and storage industry know that there are certain precautions that local service crews and long distance over-the-road van operators must take after that first “Winter Weather Advisory” is issued.

The same safeguards apply to anyone planning a long distance move during the cold weather months where their household goods will be traveling through regions of the country where the temperature drops below 40 degrees. This also applies if you're moving and/or storing your household goods locally for long periods of time in the same cold temperatures.

The reconnection of certain household items on the day of unloading is not recommended due to potential exposure to freezing temperatures during transportation. This applies especially to more expensive things like both front and top loading washing machines, gas & electric dryers, refrigerator/freezers and icemakers, home video/ electronic equipment, grandfather clocks and waterbed mattresses. Doing so can cause expensive damage to the item and may invalidate your warranty.

Regardless of the time of year, it's always advisable to consult a professional with questions or concerns about moving expensive appliances, delicate furniture, fine works of art, or expensive electronics before you undertake any type of local or long distance moves or international relocation.

Professional tips for moving during the winter
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