Although our movers have the training and equipment necessary to allow us to move all kinds of fragile items, heavy items and furniture, there are still a number of things that we cannot move for safety and liability purposes. The following are some of the items that we cannot help you move:
- Hazardous materials – There are hazardous household items that risk damaging your other belongings if they are packed together with them, and that could even cause damage to our moving trucks. Such hazardous items include acids, ammonia, aerosol cans, car batteries, fire extinguishers, fireworks, gasoline, kerosene, petrol products, alcohol, guns, poisons, pool chemicals, pesticides and more.
- Perishable items – Perishable items, such as foods, should be thrown away or moved on your own. Perishable items are likely to spoil while on the road, especially if you are moving long distance. They will start to smell and will potentially attract bugs, which could then infest your other household belongings. If you have canned foods you want to move, then ask your mover beforehand if it’s okay.
- Plants – Plants are very delicate and may not survive the trip in our truck. Any moves that take longer than a day will deprive them of the sunlight and water that they need. Not to mention that they could be damaged by being packed alongside heavier household items and boxes in the truck. If you need to move plants, you should do so in your personal vehicle.
- Pets – For obvious reasons, we do not move pets in our trucks.
Any reputable moving company will refuse to move these items.
Shelf-stable medications can be moved in the truck, but make sure you have everything you need with you during transit. While we are happy to move these items for you, many families prefer to keep jewelry and items of sentimental value with them as well.
For more information about what we can and cannot move, contact Dircks Moving & Logistics today.