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Household devices is a very large category of items, which influences what's the safest means to secure them for transportation as well as the safest method of transporting them. We may more or less divide household devices into two subsections, all with its own safest method of transportation – minor household devices and big household appliances. In the first subsection you’ll find every device that could safely be transported in a regular car, e.g. microwaves, blenders, juice makers, waffle makers, boiling pots as well as many more. These things you can effortlessly ship inside your own car – no matter if it’s on one of the seats or in the trunk. Small household appliances also tend to be less breakable during shipment than the large household devices. In the large household appliances subgroup you’ll find devices like: fridges, dishwashers, washing machines, tumble-dryers as well as many more. None of them may be successfully shipped in a passenger car which is why it must be entrusted to experts.
Regardless of which household appliances you want to ship, when you are securing your cargo for the time of shipment, there are a couple of rules that can be used with every item. First of all, it is best to ship devices in their original boxes. They are best fitted to the size of the appliance which can help to minimize the danger of any jolts during transportation breaking your appliances. To be extra safe, you should fill all the empty spaces with foam chips or bubble foil. With small household appliances, this should be enough to ensure their painless journey. However for big household appliances there are a few more rules to remember.
Before you even begin to prepare your appliances for the transportation, you have to remove all the removable parts as well as ship them independently. That goes for all the shelves and drawers (in fridges, mostly) and baskets (from dishwashers). During shipment, the removable elements are especially exposed to jolts, which might break either them or the device itself. That is why it is safer to remove them from the device, wrap them in layers of bubble foil and transport separately.
The next step is to secure the doors and all the cords and tubing. Make sure that your appliance is dry, because any leaking during transportation could damage it for good. If you are planning to ship a washing machine, it is wise to secure the drum, to prevent it from moving during transportation. The drum is the most fragile part of the washing machine but an important one – damaging the drum usually means that you will need a new washing machine. The next step is, as mentioned before, securing the doors. Regardless of whether you are or are not certain that the doors will stay closed during the whole journey, you should nonetheless put some tape on it to make sure it really cannot open on the road. There are some circumstances during shipment that might demand a transport provider to abruptly turn or brake and you need to be positive that the appliances stay closed even then. Doors that are not properly secured are easily breakable because the hinges are often quite fragile. When the doors are secured, you ought to think about cords as well as water lines. They can stay connected to the appliance (particularly if you have no professional knowledge about assembling household devices), but you might want to bind them together (for example with some cord) to keep them from getting tangled.
When the doors and cables of your device are secured, the next step is to protect your cargo from mec … hanical damages. That entails mostly wrapping the edges as well as protruding elements with layers of Styrofoam or cardboard. Then you can either place your appliance in a box (if you are in possession of the original packaging or a container of similar size) or wrap the whole machine in a thick layer of bubble wrap. This part is very important – note that even a seemingly small indentation on your device can damage it for good.
After mentioned steps, you are ready to place the appliance in the transport provider’s vehicle. Remember that freezers, dishwashers and washing machines should be transported in an upward position to avoid any leaks. Additionally – when you are shipping household devices in very cold weather (around 0°C) you should let it sit for at least eight h after arriving to your destination before using it again.