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The Things Best Left to House Movers

Posted on November 28, 2017

Back injuries are common to those lifting heavy items. Avoid the risk by hiring professional house movers.

Back injuries are common to those lifting heavy items. Avoid the risk by hiring professional house movers.

A lot of things can go wrong if you decide to move large or heavy items on your own. Not only can you cause damage to said items, you can cause serious injury to your muscles, discs, and joints. Prevention is key, so investing in professional Kelowna house movers to shift items such as large furniture, appliances, hot tubs, pool tables and even pianos is worth the investment. Here’s why:


Not worth the risk:

According to WorkSafeBC, lifting and handling loads include a number of risk factors. These depend on:

  • The weight of the load
  • How close the load is to the body (the further the load is away from the body, the more your body is at risk for injury)
  • The shape and size of the load
  • The distance the load has to be carried
  • The initial height of the load and the vertical distance it has to be lifted
  • Twisting the body when lifting
  • The number and frequency of loads being lifted


There’s no compensation for that:

Injuring yourself while moving comes with its own set of complications: First, you will likely be unable to do your job, as anyone with a back injury knows, sitting at a desk or even standing for short periods is excruciating. And as the injury likely occurred at home, you will not be able to claim workers’ compensation, as it does not fit the criteria for injuries from unusual circumstances set out by WorkSafeBC. Likely, you will have to go through months of rest and physio, with compensation offered from whatever benefits you are eligible for.


Help is not hard to find:

Avoid the risks by finding a moving company Kelowna recommends to help you with the task at hand. You can do this by looking up the Canadian Association of Movers (CAM), which lists professional movers in Canada who are reputable and trained to do heavy lifting in the right manner.


A job done right:

Kelowna movers who have the right tools are the best way to insure that your items will remain safe during a move. For specialty items, look for hot tub movers or piano movers who have access to equipment such as:

  • Crane trucks
  • Lift gates
  • Ramps
  • Straps
  • Skids
  • Dollies

In some cases, such as when moving a pool table, your movers will be able to safely disassemble your item for transport and then reassemble it at your new location.


Want to learn more about how professional movers can help? Read our blog: Strong to the Core: There’s More to Last Minute Movers Than Just Muscle.


Looking for long distance movers in Canada? Bekins Kelowna Moving and Storage is affiliated with United Van Lines, offering moving services throughout North America as well as overseas. We offer moving services such as packing, loading, transporting, and unloading, and we will treat your items with the care and respect they deserve. Don’t lift a finger until you contact Bekins Kelowna for a free estimate.