Ask just about anyone what their biggest fear is when it comes to moving in Atlanta, and most will say doing so in inclement weather. Sure, we get plenty of warm, sunny days in the South, but rain and snow are not entirely out of the question.
Moving in Atlanta During Bad Weather
If you know the weather is going to be bad on the day of your move and you have the opportunity to reschedule, we highly encourage doing so. Unfortunately, a lot of home and business owners do not have the luxury of pushing their Atlanta moving date back, so they are forced to contend with crazy climate conditions.
If you have no choice but to move when the weather is bad, safety should become your top concern. Slick streets and slippery surfaces are safety hazards, so remember to move slowly and exercise caution at all times. One wrong move while carrying heavy furniture up icy stairs and your Atlanta moving day will be put on hold. To prevent you or someone you know from taking a trip in the ambulance instead of the moving truck, put safety first.
The flooring in your old and new home is also put at a heightened risk for damage when the weather turns nasty. Mud and slush do not mix well with carpet, so this is why we advise our customers to lay down disposable pieces of carpet, cardboard and old sheets. Dirty footprints are just one more pain you can avoid on moving day.
Likewise, it is a great idea to wrap your wooden furniture in plastic before placing it on the truck. Even if your valuables are water resistant, they are still susceptible to water damage. Do not leave home without an extra set of securing straps either. Moisture means increased mobility, and the last thing you need are your valuables getting tossed around.
Whether the skies are clear or cloudy, you can trust the Atlanta movers at A.C. White to safely and responsibly transport your possessions. Give us a call today to learn more or to get a free estimate.