Moving is a process that can do a number on your flooring. Imagine taking care of your floors for years only to damage them when you move out. Furniture can scrape your floors and foot traffic can scratch your flooring if there’s dirt and debris on your floors. Stains can also occur during the moving process. The last thing you want to deal with is floor repair when you just want to get moved in or out of your home. The good news is that there are steps you can take to protect your flooring during the moving process.
Floor Protectors for Movers
There are things you can do as moving day approaches to make it easier. You may not think that area rugs, plastic floor mats and welcome mats would be helpful for your move, but they are. Set these items aside as you pack so they can be used during the move. Towels and old blankets can be helpful too. Floors can also be protected with pieces of cardboard. These items can also be wrapped around your furniture to protect your walls from scuffs. Moving day will be filled with sliding, carrying, and shifting. Invest in some felt pads and place them on all the feet of your furniture and other heavy items that you will need to slide on the floor. Make sure you clean the floor completely on the night or morning before moving. This will remove any debris that can scratch your floors when furniture is moved or when it is walked upon. Dirt and debris can also damage carpet fibers.
Temporary Floor Protection During the Move
Place mats at all entrances to limit the debris that will be tracked into your home. Try and have everyone wipe their feet every time they enter your home. This can be hard, but it will help! Use dollies and hand trucks to move items that you may be tempted to scoot across the floor. Carrying and pushing items will become tiring so use tools to make it easier on yourself! If you have lots of helpers, you can split them into an outdoor team and am indoor team. Hand offs can be done at the door to protect your floors. Keep up with floor care throughout the day to protect them. Keep the walkways clean and use backup floor coverings. Remember to be flexible and use your backup floor coverings keep your floors completely safe on moving day.
Floor Care After the Move
When the move is complete it’s time for a final cleaning. Hardwood and tile flooring will need to be swept, vacuumed and/or mopped. Carpeting will need to be vacuumed and then steam cleaned. You will also need to inspect the flooring and repair any damage that may have occurred.
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It doesn’t take a lot of time to keep your floors safe during the moving process. If you hire the professionals at Prodigy Moving & Storage, you can be sure your floors will be safe. Give us a call today!