If you are looking to move, then you may be considering hiring movers. While handling your Richmond Hill move, you may be surprised to find that there are some things that your movers cannot move or will not be able to move for you. Generally, these items are listed due to safety concerns for your movers or for the protection of the other items that they are moving. Keep this list in mind when you are getting ready for your movers so that you know what you will have to arrange to move on your own.

Non-perishable Food Items

Your movers will have no problem taking your canned foods and anything in a tightly sealed package. Anything that needs to be refrigerated or is in an open package is going to be considered perishable and not be moved by your movers. This includes things like open packages of pasta and flour. Yes, even dry goods are considered perishable once the package has been opened. Make sure to eat up anything that is open or make other arrangements to move it.

Potted Plants

It may seem odd that movers will not move your potted plants, even in a short move across town. The rules get even stricter if you are looking to move across country. Many areas are concerned about the transport of plants that are not native to the area. Plants can bring invasive species of insects or even be invasive species themselves. You are going to have to do some homework to see what plants you can bring to your new home, and then arrange to move them yourself.

Outdoor Tools and Equipment

Moving yard tools can be tricky. Anything that has a motor is going to need to be fully drained of gasoline prior to the move. This means generators, lawn mowers, weed whackers and leaf blowers. The equipment can be moved, but all hazardous material needs to be removed before the movers will take them.

The same is not true of chemicals. This means things like weed and feed, pesticides or fertilizer cannot be moved. Pool chemicals also fall into this category. Most of these items could pose a danger to the movers. In order to keep the movers safe, they will leave the relocation of these items up to you.

Hazardous Chemicals

If it is a chemical, your mover probably can’t carry it with them. This is generally due to the very strict laws that govern who can move these items safely and how they must be moved. It may surprise you, but this list is comprised of some common household things like:

  • Laundry bleach
  • Nail polish
  • Photographic chemicals
  • Lump charcoal or charcoal briquettes
  • Vehicle batteries

Some other things that fall under this category are pressurized items. Medical oxygen, scuba tanks or air compressors can also be left for you to handle on your own.

Beyond these hazardous items, a professional moving company can move just about everything in your home. If you are looking for movers for your Richmond Hill move, then look no further than Bradford Moving. Contact us today for a quote!

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