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Household devices is a very diversified section of things, which affects what's the smartest means to shield them for transportation and also the best method of shipment them. We can more or less arrange household devices into 2 subsections, both with its own safest method of shipment – minor household appliances and large household appliances. In the first subgroup you will find all the appliances that can safely fit into a regular car, e.g. microwaves, mixers, food processors, toasters, boiling pots as well as many more. These items you could safely transport inside your personal vehicle – no matter if it’s on the back seat or in the trunk. They also tend to be less breakable during shipment than the large household devices. In the big household devices subgroup you’ll come across devices like: freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, tumble-driers and so on. None of them may be safely shipped inside a passenger car and therefore ought to be entrusted to professionals.
Regardless of which household device you have to transport, when you want to prepare your devices for the time of shipment, there are a few rules that are universal for every appliance. Firstly, it is best to transport devices in their original packages. They are best fitted to the dimensions of the appliance and therefore will minimize the threat of some shocks on the road destroying your load. To be extra sure, you can fill all the empty spaces with Styrofoam or bubble wrap. With minor household devices, this will most likely be enough to ensure their safe journey. However for big household appliances there are a few more things to remember.
Before you even begin to secure your devices for the shipment, you should remove all the removable parts and ship them individually. That goes for all the shelves as well as containers (from fridges, mainly) and baskets (in dishwashers). During shipment, the removable elements are particularly unprotected against jolts, which could break either them or the device itself. Which is why it is better to remove them from the appliance, enclose them in layers of bubble foil and transport individually.
After that you should secure the doors as well as all the cords and tubing. Check if your device is dry, as any leaking on the road might damage it irreversibly. If you are planning to ship a washing machine, it is safest to secure the drum, to prevent it from moving during transportation. The drum is the most delicate element of the washing machine but an important one – damaging the drum usually means permanent damage and a need to buy a new washing machine. The next point is, as mentioned above, securing the doors. Regardless of whether you are or are not certain that the doors won’t open during the whole journey, you should still put some tape on it to make sure it absolutely cannot open on the road. There are some situations during shipment that can require a transport provider to unexpectedly turn or brake and you ought to be certain that the appliances won’t open even then. Doors that haven’t been suitably secured are easily breakable as the hinges are often quite fragile. When the doors are closed safely, you have to consider cords as well as water lines. They should stay connected to the appliance (particularly if you don’t have any expert knowledge about assembling household devices), but you might want to tie them together (for example with some cord) to prevent them from getting tangled.
When the doors and cables of your appliances are secured, you need to protect your device from dents and s … cratches. That entails mostly securing the corners as well as fragile elements with layers of Styrofoam or cardboard. Next step is to either put your device in a cardboard (if you are in possession of the original packaging or a container of similar size) or wrap the whole machine in a considerable layer of bubble wrap. This step is very important – note that even what seems like a small dent on your device can break it for good.
Afterwards these steps, you are ready to put the device in the transport provider’s vehicle. Don’t forget that fridges, dishwashers and washing machines must be shipped upwards to avoid any leakages. Also – when you are shipping household devices in low temperatures (around 0°C) you have to let it sit for at least 8 hours after coming to your destination before using it again.