Coming in On the Storm--Moving to Dallas in Bad Weather
By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
For starters, a mention concerning hurricanes. A hurricane can be described as enormous thunderstorm, accompanied by robust wind gusts as well as lightning possibilities. Presently, there are a few churnings through the waters in the southern US which range between minor annoyances to cataclysmic and may impact a fair area of the country. In case your move is booked for a time or location that correlates with the possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane, delay it. A professional moving company is not going to chance their crews and equipment, however if you're the do-it-yourself type simply reschedule. Forecasting these days is sophisticated enough that you are aware of upcoming storms weeks out, so schedule appropriately.
Here's how to manage your move to Dallas in the course of awful winter weather.
Prepare Your Homes
For starters, be sure that your homes are set. The electricity and water should be on at your new home, so you can get ready for the move-in if your new home is in the route of the weather. Ask your real estate professional to verify that there's a water faucet on somewhere to prevent the plumbing from freezing, and that also the thermostat is set to not less than 55 degrees--nobody wants to arrive home to a broken pipe. Should you be moving long distance, hire someone to clear the driveway and salt the sidewalks to get into the residence without issue. For a local area move in Dallas, send a teen or your regular snow removal source over to carry out the clearing immediately after your old home is completed.
Cover the entry with old blankets or bathroom towels to keep the slipperiness of tile or wood floors to a minimum as well as mitigate mud, salt, and snow tracking inside your home.
Professional movers in Dallas know how to pack and prepare your stuff to make sure they aren't damaged in bad weather. You should expect to notice lots of moving pads and plastic wrap. Some fragile things--art, china, or electronics--are susceptible to temperature, so if you have packed these things yourself request the movers to verify that those items are properly protected from the cold.
Check with the movers to confirm that there are no leaky places in the moving van--it is a tiny risk but one that everybody would like to avoid.
It's going to be a long, and admittedly, a difficult day if you're relocating the rain or snow. Locate your outdoors gear--waterproof boots, tarps, extra socks, ponchos, and rain jackets--or your winter stuff--ski pants, mittens, hats, and hand warmers--and have some dry clothing on hand for the drive. It is vital that you layer--as you start moving you may get heated and you do not want to overheat.
Prepare Your Automobiles
If you are driving to the new home, have your automobiles serviced before moving day. A whole tank of fuel is a given, but get your mechanic to examine the tires and underneath the hood prior to leaving. Of course, you might have AAA, however you should not assume that you are going to be the only vehicle in distress on that day.
Prepare an additional route to your new residence--if secondary roads are the perfect selection on a clear and dry day, the identical won't automatically be accurate during a winter storm. Stick to major roadways--interstates and big highways--since there is no doubt those are going to be cleared and salted frequently to avoid ice accumulation.
Prepare to Stop
The biggest thing to arrange for is the chance that your move to Dallas might stop midway-if circumstances decline to the condition it's not safe to drive. You should make lodging reservations for a night or a couple at home as well as en route as soon as you get the awful forecast (remember to include your household pets); it is easy to cancel if you need to.
There are numerous clear advantages of employing a professional moving company, but it's the intangibles that matter most. By using skilled professionals, they can direct your move to Dallas through poor weather conditions with knowledge and care.
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