What Types of Items Will a Removal Company Won’t Move?
When it comes to moving homes or offices, many people hire a removal company to assist them with the process. Removal companies provide a range of services, from packing and loading to transportation and unloading. However, it’s important to understand that not all items can be moved by a removal company.
Different companies have different processes, but generally speaking, many follow similar guidelines on what can and can’t be removed. In this blog, we’ll explore the types of items that can and cannot be moved by most removal companies.
Removal of Perishable Goods
Perishable goods are items that have a limited shelf life and can spoil or expire if not kept at the right temperature or in the right conditions. Examples of perishable goods include food, plants, and flowers. Removal companies cannot transport perishable goods for a number of reasons. Firstly, perishable goods can expire during transit, which can result in unpleasant odours and potential health hazards. Secondly, perishable goods are often delicate and can be easily damaged during transport. Lastly, perishable goods can attract pests and insects, which can lead to further problems.
If you need to transport perishable goods, it’s best to pack them and take them yourself to get to the new location quickly.
Removals and Pets
Pets are not allowed to be transported by a removal company. This is for various reasons such as food, noise, and toilets. Pets can’t be caged when transporting, as journeys can vary, and most animals don’t like transportation in vehicles and can be uncomfortable. For the welfare of the animal, removal companies often have strict rules against transporting pets. It’s important to make alternative arrangements for your pets before your move.
Removal of Dangerous Items
Dangerous items are items that can pose a risk to people and property during transport. Examples of dangerous items include flammable items, toxic chemical items, corrosive items and explosive items. Most household items are prohibited as they may contain chemicals that can be dangerous if not handled properly. Packing these items together is one issue, and overall they’re not accepted by removal companies due to the risk.
If you need to transport dangerous items, it’s best to contact a specialist company that is licensed and qualified to transport such items.
Removal of Valuable and Fragile Goods
Valuable and fragile goods are items that require special handling and care during transport. Examples of valuable goods include documents, passports, jewellery and cash. Fragile goods can include glassware, mirrors and artwork. Most removal companies have licence and insurance coverage to protect your items, but some valuable goods should be kept closer to you.
It’s important to inform your removal company of any valuable or fragile items that require special handling and to ensure they are packed securely for transport. If something is sentimental or of high value, it may be best to take it yourself.
Removals with So Storage
It’s important to communicate with your removal company to find out specifically what is allowed to be packed and what isn’t. Perishable goods, pets, dangerous items, and valuable and fragile goods tend to require special handling and may not be suitable for transport with a removal company. If you need further information on what type of items can be taken and what can’t, contact an expert here at So Storage for advice on packing and storage solutions.