Doors and doorframes add aesthetics to the home. Moving can cause some damages to these units, like scratches and breakages. These reduce your home’s beauty and can even lead to complete damage to the door. The good news is, when using experienced movers Toronto you can always take care of these doors and your furniture.
Although you might think of leaving the door open when moving things, this might not be possible because it will allow entry of insects and cold into the house. However, you can put one person at the door to open and close it as you take things into the house. A widely opened door will rarely get scratches or damages. At Sokol Moving, the safety of your doors and everything in your home comes first when moving. Here are some tips you should know.
Other Door Protective Tips
Some people uninstall the entire door from the hinges to protect it from scratches. However, this can be tedious because the process of installing and uninstalling the door is not easy. Padding the door during the in and out movements is easier because you don’t have to remove the hinges.
You can also cover the expensive doors with blankest to avoid scratches and bruises. However, if the furniture you are bringing in is too large and you won’t prevent scratching the door, remove it entirely.
Pads might not offer complete protection, like gouges and deep bruises, but they offer protection against minor damages. Secure the pads to place using a painter’s blue tape. Also, do not touch the door’s finish with a mover’s packing tape because the tape will come off with the finish or leave some residue when removing it. The moving company cleans everything.
Precautions When Using Tapes
If you place a pad on the top and lower part of the door to fully protect it, you can use the mover’s packing tape to connect the bottom pad to the top one. Mover’s packing tape is stronger than the painter’s blue one and will be ideal for this. This tape’s residue will not remain on the pad or blankets. However, always ensure it does not come into contact with the door’s finish.
Taping some flat cardboard over and under the door adds more protection by increasing cushioning. If the cardboard is secured to the door under the pads, a painter’s tape will be suitable to hold it into place. If the cardboard is attached over the pads, use a mover’s tape.
Install door stops on the ground to ensure the door opens and closes well and that the return systems remain in place. You can use rubber or wood stops for this. Get a folded cardboard, or put both the door stopper and the cardboard under the door. Don’t opt for the cheap plastic door stops. They do not work on all surfaces.
Also, avoid using screwdrivers to hold the doors open when moving things in and out of the house. When the screwdriver moves from its position, it can drag the door and gauge the floor. Some people want to remove the rod from the screwdriver, but that can lead to unrepairable damages to the tool.
Also, be careful with how you open the doors. Ensure you hold it until it opens to the end. This way, you will protect your doorknobs from hitting the wall and scratching or breaking. They can also cause damages to the walls. Contact professionals to help you take care of your doors and large furniture when you are moving.
Protecting Hardwood Floors
Hardwood floors are also prone to damage when moving houses regardless of the moving company you use. Therefore, floors should be protected from furniture scuffs, scraping, and gouging. Avoid asking your movers Toronto to take their shoes off because they could step on things that can cause injuries to the feet.
To fully protect your floor from scratches and the movers from injuries, roll out rubber-backed runners. This one will not cause slips, and your floor will be secure. You can look for the runners online because they are expensive and also hard to find in stores.
You can also rent furniture pads to wrap your furniture or for laying on the floor to prevent direct contact with the floor. However, ensure the movers Toronto are careful when walking on the floor because they can easily slide under the mover’s pad. You can also purchase this pad from the store.