Moving or storing appliances requires proper preparation, especially major appliances. In this section, you will find helpful information about the servicing, preparation and moving of your appliances. Your Moving Consultant will be happy to discuss with you the necessary arrangements for servicing appliances.
Check the following appliances for specific servicing needed before your move. Be sure to note the manufacturer's name and the model number for each appliance:
A reputable appliance servicing firm can provide any plumbing, electrical or carpentry services necessary to disconnect or remove appliances that are attached to the premises
Who is Responsible for Servicing?
Preparation of Appliances - Storage and Transit
Thoroughly clean and dry appliances, and pay special attention to the refrigerator, freezer and range. Cleaning is essential, especially if appliances are to remain in storage for any length of time. The slightest bit of moisture in a warms, enclosed space is enough to cause the growth of mold and mildew, resulting in musty odors and stains that are difficult, if not impossible, to eliminate. Grease left on a range will turn rancid and gummy, catch dust and dirt, and leave spots on any items that touch it.
General Cleaning Instructions
Your owner's use-and-care manual that generally accompanies new appliances should provide cleaning instructions. If a manual is not available, use a mild detergent solution or a good commercial freshener, following the manufacturer's instructions. Another alternative is to use a solution of three tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in a quart of warm water, to which one tablespoon of vinegar has been added. Be careful not to use harsh abrasives that will scratch or mar porcelain finishes. Soft brushes or a vacuum cleaner can be used to remove excess dust. Soft rags make excellent drying and polishing cloths.