Movers Do it in the Rain
Owner, Mark Snyir, of the Award winning Sacramento Moving Company, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, discusses the different options customers have when moving their households in less than desirable conditions.
January 20, 2010 (Newswire.com) - With the weather being uncooperative recently, the concerns of individuals calling their movers' office has increased as their move day approaches. It may seem impossible to complete a move during this time of year without problems; however, professionals at local moving franchise TWO MEN AND A TRUCK in Sacramento are "season"-ed in these issues and have some tips for rainy day moves.
To help protect any furniture, you can purchase plastic slips or tarps to cover items in before the movers arrive. You can also try to arrange for parking to be as close to your location as possible to reduce the amount of time spent in the weather.
Another option for protecting furniture is to look for a mover who provides stretch-wrapping services, which is basically using an "industrial-sized saran wrap" to completely cover the item and protecting from dirt and liquid.
Mark Snyir, owner of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Sacramento explains, "Stretch-wrapping as well as padding with furniture pads is a service that we provide with every move, regardless of weather, and it is included in our rates already so no extra fees are applied. This means that regardless of the weather, our customers' can be rest assured in knowing that their furniture is protected."
Rain is also a problem for the flooring in your home. As the movers walk in and out of a household, it is inevitable that water and possibly mud will be tracked in. Depending on the type of flooring, there are a number of options to keep the mess to a minimum. For all types of flooring, a very basic idea is to break boxes open and lay them flat on the floor, and then use tape to secure the boxes together and lay them across your walkways.
However, if you are looking for a faster solution, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® has two other options. The first is specifically for carpeting and is called Carpet Shield. Carpet Shield is a thick, clear, plastic film with an adhesive side that lightly sticks to the carpet. The second option is Neoprene Runners which are specifically for hardwood or tile floors. The runners are made out of a spongy, rubber material much like a wetsuit and soak up the water.
Although it may take a little extra work and foresight to make it happen, your move will be done with no water damage to your new home or your furniture. In the end, you'll be glad that you got it done in time to spend the your next few days in your new home concentrating on unpacking, not cleaning up after the movers.
TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®/ Sacramento has won their Home Office's Safety Award and finished in the top five in the Awards in Excellence the last 2 years and running. They can be reached at (916) 852-7411 or at www.sacramentomovingservice.com
Mark Snyir is the Vice President of the Sacramento Chapter of the CMSA (California Moving and Storage Association) and on the CMSA and AMSA (American Moving and Storage Association) Government Affairs Committee. He serves as TEAM representative of the Pacific Region for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® International and he co-owns 3 locations in the Northern California Area.
Find out more about Mark Snyir at www.thebigsnack.com