Gun safes are heavy and sturdy things, if they weren’t, they wouldn’t be doing their job. They were made to protect your belongings and no one is walking away with your gun safe. On the other hand, this makes it an issue when you want to move it. There are many ways to move a vault and all of them require skill, experience, and patience. That’s why it would be much better to call Ample Moving when you want your gun safe moved. Our professional gun safe movers will relocate your vault safely and in no time!
How to prepare
After you’ve hired one of the moving companies Jersey City and scheduled an appointment, you need to do some small preparations. First off, the representative will inspect your safety box and give you an estimate of the moving costs. Make sure you prepare your safe’s paperwork and remove all the items from the safe beforehand. The weight of the safe, distance of the move and number of movers required will all affect your final moving price.
In order to safely move such a heavy object a lot of people will be required for the job:
- a small safe (75 – 200 lbs.) requires no less than two professional movers
- a medium safe (200 – 750 lbs.) required at least 3 or 4 gun safe movers
- a heavy safe (750 – 5000 lbs.) requires specialized equipment and, at least, four people
Apart from emptying your gun safe, you’ll need to do a few other things before the actual move. Make sure that there is room to move your safe. Check the doorways and staircases to see if it can fit through. Next, remove all the items from your vault to ensure the movers can approach it. It is useful to have the gun safe’s paperwork handy when preparing for the move. If you are not sure about your safety box’s weight or dimensions you can always check. With exact dimensions, it will be easier to get a good estimate and an adequate insurance.
Moving is never easy. Trying to move a huge and heavy safety box is even harder if you don’t know what you are doing. That’s why, when it comes to moving safes, we suggest you hire professionals. You might imagine that all you need is a strong back and a few friends from the gym, but you’d be sadly mistaken. Relocating such a heavy and bulky item will present you with many challenges and obstacles. Most people who think they can pull it off by themselves end up calling the gun safe movers halfway through their move. Local movers NJ are always a good choice for this type of move. Our proximity will guarantee the job done in record time, and since we are local you can do a proper check up. It is best to hire reliable movers for any move.
How do professional gun safe movers from Ample Moving do it?
Even though we’ve advised against moving the safety box yourself, we are sure there’ll be a ton of people who will try it anyway. So, if you choose to DIY, there are a few tricks the pros use you might find handy.
First off, protection. Get good heavy-duty gloves and comfortable shoes (with covered toes). You don’t want to be pinched by a 500 lbs safe, do you? It is not a bad idea to have a first aid kit lying around during the moving day, as well. Also, if you see the vault is falling your way or out of control, don’t try anything stupid like trying to stop it from falling. The weight of the safe would crush you. Remember, safety first!
Next, invest in the right equipment. Use dollies and pullies to help you move and lift the safe. Work smarter not harder. You can find dollies easily online, or have them made to fit your safe. When buying dollies, check your safe’s dimensions and weight and buy accordingly. Apart from these, pads and cloth can be essential when moving a vault. Use old bedsheets, blankets, or clothes to protect your floors from damage. If you don’t have a carpet in your home, you can also employ some metal pipes and roll the safe over them.
Once you get your vault out of your house, you’ll need to adapt according to the surface you’ll have to move it across. You’ll need special equipment for each surface type. If the safety box needs to travel over grass, anything with small wheels will get stuck. Luckily, our professional gun safe movers have all the necessary equipment. This is especially important if you are moving your business where mistakes might cost you more.
The most dreaded part of every move – the stairs. Even when with boxes of clothes it’s tricky to go up and down flights of stairs. Well, it’s a lot trickier when carrying a huge bulky gun safe. This is where all your friends come in. When moving something down the stairs, two people should always be down. They can hold the safe and prevent it from falling down the stairs, while the one person up the stairs should lower it slowly, step by step. When going up, you should keep the same layout, just with two people lifting the safe one step at a time.
Why should you hire Ample Moving NJ?
Moving a heavy vault is not an easy thing. It can lead to many injuries and it can have multiple complications. All in all, for such a hard and tricky endeavor, it is best to leave it to our professional gun safe movers. Choosing Ample Moving will guarantee that your safe is relocated in the shortest possible time and that it will be handled only by experienced professionals. We offer the best and most reliable gun safe relocations around. Don’t wait and pay more for the damage to your safe, hire us now!