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By 7019662700 10 Jan, 2018
Moving in the winter presents a lot of challenges.  One of those challenges is how to take care of fragile items that may be affected by the cold temperatures.  I have listed a few items that may need an extra day to adjust to room temperatures, depending on how long they were sitting in the below freezing temperatures.

  • Washing Machines   - When we drain the water from the pump, water may still sit at various points in the washer.  Attempting to operate the washer while some moisture is frozen can damage internal components.  

  • Dyers - Igniters and elements can become brittle from normal everyday use.  By operating the dryer when not at room temp will cause a sudden temperature change and damages these internal parts.

  • Icemakers - Even if you drain the solenoid valve.  Residual moisture in the valve and lines may be frozen.  The icemaker  should be allowed to come to room temp before attempting to operate.

  • Water softener - Before installation the residual water should be allowed to thaw at room temperature before installation.

  • Waterbed Mattresses - Moisture left in the mattress will freeze and handling will crack the vinyl.  Allow to thaw at room temperature before handling.  

  • Grandfather Clocks - Cold temperatures will cause the oil in pivot points to gum up.  Allow oil to reach room temp before setting the mechanism in beat.  Small components will contract and restrict operation of moving parts in the mechanism in extreme cold temperatures.  

  • Electrical Equipment - Extreme temperature changes will cause condensation in the electrical equipment.  It is best to wait a full 24 hours after bringing item out of the cold before servicing any of these items.  

Please read your manufactures warning of extreme temperatures to know how to prevent damage to your specific item.

Movers are not liable for any piece damaged by the environment.
By jack.farris 26 Jun, 2017
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By jack.farris 26 Jun, 2017
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

You can make money:

Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of reading haphazard, uneducated Facebook statuses, it’s much better to see people’s thought process in a well-written blog post.

You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!

Bert Hill Moving & Storage Blog

By 7019662700 10 Jan, 2018
Moving in the winter presents a lot of challenges.  One of those challenges is how to take care of fragile items that may be affected by the cold temperatures.  I have listed a few items that may need an extra day to adjust to room temperatures, depending on how long they were sitting in the below freezing temperatures.

  • Washing Machines   - When we drain the water from the pump, water may still sit at various points in the washer.  Attempting to operate the washer while some moisture is frozen can damage internal components.  

  • Dyers - Igniters and elements can become brittle from normal everyday use.  By operating the dryer when not at room temp will cause a sudden temperature change and damages these internal parts.

  • Icemakers - Even if you drain the solenoid valve.  Residual moisture in the valve and lines may be frozen.  The icemaker  should be allowed to come to room temp before attempting to operate.

  • Water softener - Before installation the residual water should be allowed to thaw at room temperature before installation.

  • Waterbed Mattresses - Moisture left in the mattress will freeze and handling will crack the vinyl.  Allow to thaw at room temperature before handling.  

  • Grandfather Clocks - Cold temperatures will cause the oil in pivot points to gum up.  Allow oil to reach room temp before setting the mechanism in beat.  Small components will contract and restrict operation of moving parts in the mechanism in extreme cold temperatures.  

  • Electrical Equipment - Extreme temperature changes will cause condensation in the electrical equipment.  It is best to wait a full 24 hours after bringing item out of the cold before servicing any of these items.  

Please read your manufactures warning of extreme temperatures to know how to prevent damage to your specific item.

Movers are not liable for any piece damaged by the environment.
By jack.farris 26 Jun, 2017
I have finally decided to take the plunge and add a blog to my site. I always wanted an easy way to share information with visitors and I’m super excited to start this journey. Keep coming back to my site and check for updates right here on the blog.
By jack.farris 26 Jun, 2017
Anyone can make one:
For better or worse, anyone can write a blog post about anything they want. Everyone has a voice and the best voices will rise to the top.

The writer can show their personality:
In blog posts, the writer has more leeway to add in their voice and personality than other types of writing.

Blogs are a great form of mass communication:
You can help people, learn new things, entertain your audience—the possibilities are endless and amazing. Blogging opens up all of these to a very wide audience.

You can make money:

Get the right blog going and you can make a lot of money through advertising and sponsored posts.

It allows people to craft better thoughts:
Instead of reading haphazard, uneducated Facebook statuses, it’s much better to see people’s thought process in a well-written blog post.

You can establish a community:
Blogging allows you to connect with other individuals who share the same interests. Sharing ideas and opinions within your community helps establish yourself as a thought leader.

Good for SEO:
Keeping content on your site fresh and relevant, you can use your blog to boost the search engine ranking (SEO) of your site and your business.

It brings people back to your site:

If your blog is strong enough and updated regularly, people will come back looking for more and bring traffic back to your site as well.

It’s free:
It costs you a grand total of zero dollars to post to the blog, so if you have something to say, there’s nothing to stop you.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader:

A blog is a great place for your original thoughts, and it can be a wonderful way to show off your individuality. If people like your ideas, you can become a thought leader in your industry!

What else do you love about blogs? Let me know!
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