Moving a fridge isn’t easy. You need to prepare your refrigerator for your move so that it doesn’t get damaged during transit. Learn how to prepare your refrigerator for a move here. 

How long should a fridge be off before moving it?

You need to empty your fridge, remove the shelves, unplug it and fill it with old towels or papers for 48 hours before moving it. Your fridge can defrost quickly and it can leak into a moving truck and damage your belongings. Unplugging it and soaking up water in advance is therefore necessary. 

Can you lay a fridge down to move it?

It is advisable to not lay a fridge down flat to move it. Laying your fridge flat can lead to the compressor of the fridge burning out – causing damage to your fridge that could lead to costly repairs. It is best to move a fridge in an upright position or hire a professional to help you to move it without causing damage.

Remove obstacles like doors as necessary

After 48 hours, your fridge should be defrosted and dry. You should now remove the doors of your fridge or any obstacles and doors in your home if needed to allow the fridge to be carefully moved. Removing the fridge doors off their hinge is probably easier than removing a door in your home. If you need help with this, consider hiring a professional mover to help you out.

Hiring a professional mover will help you to get your fridge out the door and into your new home (or new destination) safely and quickly. The professional movers at Master Movers will help you to remove your fridge doors and other obstacles and safely prepare your fridge for transportation. We provide all the moving services you need so that you don’t have to lift a finger or risk injury during your move.

Call our team today to help you prepare your refrigerator for your move!