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Question DetailsAsked on 12/12/2014

Will movers uninstall, transport, and reinstall my washer and dryer?

I'm trying to plan a home to home move across town (about an hour away). I'm packing myself (very organized and efficient). I'm trying to find the best deal with quality service that will move the bulkiest items being: a wooden bed set, another bed, several medium dressers, and a washer & dryer, in addition to the rest of the smaller, lighter boxes and items in the home. I know I can find a company to move my stuff, but I'm looking for the added service of uninstalling and reinstalling my washer and dryer. If that isn't a service a moving company provides, whom should I seek out to provide this service?

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Simple disconnect, drain washer hoses, mnove, and reinstall at destination they usually do as part of the move by normal moving and storage companies - be sure to verify work order states that is included. Of course, if the existing hoses or duct connections do not reach, or there is not service (electric, water, drain, gas, vent duct, etc) at the new house they cannot do anything about that and you will need an electrician or plumber or HVAC contractor (vent ducting) as necessary to install any missing components.

Hint - if gas dryer, after appliance moveout is done, go back 10-15 minutes later and be sure you do not smell natural gas - either due to a shutoff valve not fully turned off or bumped partly open while moving the dryer out, or due to it leaking a bit due to old age seals. Don't get right down to it and smell, because the valve itself will smell of gas odorant for months after shutoff - just make sureno gas smell in the general area that could build up a gas cloud and eventually explode.

Be sure if you have connecting duct pieces or flexduct leading from the dryer to the exhaust vent connection at the wall or floor that they take those with you too, to use to connect at new location. The "standard" for leaving a house is a bare vent pipe (plug inlet with a rag or tape to keep insects out of house) at the wall - connecting pieces in the room normally go with the appliance.

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