At Arrow Moving & Storage, we strive to provide the best service possible and cold weather conditions can be especially challenging. As professional movers we have learned from experience, and manufacturer procedures, that certain household items should be at room temperature before attempting to service. The ultimate goal is to prevent any loss that would be a result of premature servicing.
During cold weather we recommend next day service, allowing special items to reach room temperature. Below is a list of recommendations to consider. And, as always, Arrow Moving & Storage is here to help and answer any questions you may have. Please call us at (800) 593-6683, we are happy to help!
Washing machines – Water is drained from the pump at origin, however, the washer will always maintain some water in the mixer valve, pump, and internal hoses. Attempting to operate the washing machine while moisture is frozen can result in damage to internal components.
Grandfather clocks – Extreme cold temperatures cause oil in pivot points to gum up. Small components will contract and restrict operation of moving parts in the mechanism. The clock should be allowed to reach room temperature before setting the mechanism in beat.
Waterbed mattresses – Residual moisture will freeze inside the mattress during cold months. Attempting to handle a vinyl mattress before it reaches room temperature can cause cracking in the vinyl. The unit should remain in its box for at least 12-24 hours before handling.
Dryers – Igniters and elements can become brittle. Attempting to operate the dryer will cause a sudden temperature change and may damage internal parts.
Icemakers – Even when the system is serviced properly at origin (draining of solenoid valve) residual moisture in the solenoid valve and supply lines may be frozen. The icemaker system should reach room temperature to insure a complete and thorough system check after hook up.
Water softeners – Residual water in supply tanks may freeze during winter months. The units should be allowed to reach room temperature before installation.
Electrical equipment – All manufacturers warn extreme temperature changes can cause condensation in electrical equipment. Therefore, it is best to wait 24 hours before servicing any of these items. This includes the servicing of TVs, computers and stereo systems.