Back to overview

5 Reasons to Use Professional Movers for Specialty Items

Posted on December 15, 2015

Kelowna movers have the experience and training to move your cherished specialty items safely.

Kelowna movers have the experience and training to move your cherished specialty items safely.

Many families use professional movers because they provide a convenient service that saves you from having to do all the work yourself. Other times, the specialty skills these professionals possess are a necessity to move a large object that might otherwise get damaged in the moving process.

In addition to the know-how, there’s also specific equipment needed to load, transport and unload the equipment properly. For instance, pool table or piano movers would likely need an assortment of items to transport a baby grand safely: 

  • Ramps
  • Straps
  • Skids
  • Dollies

Here are a few other reasons why it’s best to leave the transportation of specialty items to professional Kelowna movers:

1. Not Worth the Risk

If there’s monetary or sentimental value associated with the item you’re trying to move, ask yourself: ‘How would I feel if something happened to it?’ Sure, your insurance might cover the cost if it gets damaged, however, do you really want to go through the pain of filing a claim and having your deductible increase? 

What if the item you’re moving is irreplaceable, such as a one-of-a-kind statue or other fragile work of art? Spending a little extra to have the item moved by professionals is money well spent because it buys peace of mind.

2. Protect Your Home

For larger items that need to be moved, it can be tricky to get them out of the house. Particularly if the item is heavy as well as cumbersome—like a concert grand piano—particular care needs to be taken in order to protect the flooring while it’s being removed.

3. Planning the Move

There are a number of other logistical challenges to moving large items:

  • Doorways
  • Stairs
  • Narrow hallways
  • Tight corners
  • Fences
  • Gates

Our movers have the expertise to look at a home's layout and determine the best course of action for moving a particular item. Whether it’s your grandmother’s Hammond organ in the spare bedroom, or a Jacuzzi tub in the backyard, they’ll have a plan to move it safely. 

4. Save Your Back

Whether you’re a regular at the gym or it’s been a while since you did any physical labour, moving heavy objects is a bit of an art form. Strength is certainly a job requirement for being a professional mover, but there’s more to it than that. It also requires: 

  • Technique
  • Proper equipment
  • Understanding of leverage

Without it, a visit to your chiropractor could very well be in your future.

5. Keep Your Friends

Getting your buddies to come and help you move some boxes is one thing. Getting them to move something that’s valuable, and involves a certain amount of risk, could put your friendships at risk. If something goes wrong, it places everyone involved in an awkward situation. 

Do you need to transport specialty items from your home or business? The movers at Bekins Kelowna have the experience and training to do it right. Call us to discuss your moving requirements.