Sep 15, 2023 by Wendy Hoke

The Importance of Trusting Professionals with Your Appliances During a Move

Moving to a new home can be a mix of excitement, stress, and anticipation. While we often focus on packing up our cherished knick-knacks, clothing, and furniture, our large appliances also require significant attention. Alliance Relocation Services believes that when it comes to disconnecting, reconnecting, and preparing large appliances for a move, trusting professionals can save time, money, and potential headaches.

1. Safety First

Most large appliances – like refrigerators, washers, dryers, stoves, and dishwashers – are not only heavy but also complex. Mishandling can cause physical injury or damage to the appliance itself. Professionals are trained to maneuver these heavy items safely, using specialized equipment and techniques.

2. The Complexity of Disconnecting and Reconnecting

Each appliance comes with its own set of protocols for disconnection and reconnection.

  • Gas Appliances: Incorrect disconnection can lead to gas leaks, posing potential hazards. A professional mover with knowledge about gas connections ensures that disconnection and reconnection are safe and up to code.
  • Water Appliances: Washers and refrigerators with water dispensers have water lines that, if not handled correctly, can lead to leaks or flooding.
  • Electrical Appliances: Professionals are well-versed in handling electrical connections safely, preventing potential shocks or short circuits.

3. Protecting Your Investment

Expensive and high-end appliances are an investment that deserves special care. By opting to have professionals crate or prepare them for moving:

  • Reduced Risk of Damage: Custom crating ensures that the appliance is snug and protected from any bumps or jolts during transit.
  • Insurance and Liability: When professionals handle the move, they often provide coverage options. If any damage does occur, you’re protected financially.
  • Specialized Materials: Professionals use high-quality materials designed specifically for appliance protection.

4. Efficiency and Peace of Mind

While you might save a few bucks attempting a DIY approach, consider the time and potential risk involved. By letting professionals handle the job:

  • Save Time: No need to figure out the intricacies of each appliance. The professionals handle it quickly and efficiently.
  • Peace of Mind: Knowing that your valuable appliances are in the hands of experts offers immense peace during an otherwise stressful move.

5. Setting Up in Your New Home

Once you arrive at your new home, having professionals to reinstall appliances means they’ll be up and running in no time. There’s no guesswork involved, ensuring that you can return to your regular routine swiftly.


While it might be tempting to handle appliance disconnection and preparation on your own during a move, the potential risks and challenges make it worth considering professional help. Alliance Relocation Services emphasizes the importance of safety, efficiency, and preserving the value of your appliances. Trusting experts can ensure a smoother transition to your new home, allowing you to focus on settling in and making new memories.

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