Moving valuation coverage gives you peace of mind that you’ll be covered if items are damaged during your relocation, but what about when the items are irreplaceable or especially valuable? Moving antique furniture and other valuables requires special handling, so only moving companies with antique-furniture moving experience should be considered.
Some of the steps movers should take when moving antiques include padding the items with moving blankets and wrapping furniture with plastic. Custom crating is another option that offers protection to your antiques.
Padding and Wrapping Antique Furniture
Padding furniture protects against nicks and other damage. It also provides a layer of protection should the furniture be jostled about during transit. Plastic wrap can be used to protect cushioned furniture, to wrap legs and other wood features to prevent scratches, and to keep drawers and other moving parts secure.
Another option when moving antique furniture is custom crating. Your item will be fully enclosed in a secure crate and packed in such a way as to avoid shifting. Should there be an impact, the crate will take the brunt of the force rather than your furniture.
Antique Furniture Moving Professionals
For more than 100 years, our moving company has provided exceptional moving services, are our professional movers are trained in the proper handling of antique furniture and other valuables.
Whether you’re a serious collector or just have a few important family pieces, you can count on us to move:
Sofas and Chairs
Desks and Credenzas
And Any Other Antique Furniture
Homeowners Insurance & Valuation Coverage
Another thing to keep in mind when planning a move that includes antique furniture is that your homeowner’s insurance may cover the items during the relocation. Talk to your insurance company prior to your move. Many policies, especially if you’ve taken out a rider to cover your antiques, will cover damage during a move. Not all policies will provide this protection, so talk to your agent so you’ll have a full understanding of whether or not you’ll be covered. If you feel that your insurance agent does not have adequate coverage options for your move, ask about our Full Value Protection options.
Contact Our Antique Furniture Moving Specialists Today
You’ve taken care to curate your collection, and your family pieces cannot be replaced, so choose a moving company that will handle every item with the care it deserves. Call us today to learn more about our services, or fill out our online form now to schedule a consultation with a relocation coordinator.
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