The best way to move a refrigerator is with a dolly than has a strap for securing the refrigerator to the dolly itself. Make sure to tie the door handles down before moving a refrigerator with help from a remodeling specialist in this free video on moving refrigerators.
My name is William Perkinson and I'm going to talk to you about the best way to move a refrigerator. Now if you are going to move this refrigerator you want to make sure that it is unplugged, that the water supply is turned off and disconnected and that the top is clean. You don't want to move it and have things raining all over the kitchen. If it's a newer refrigerator that you are moving the good news is they are lighter. If you are moving your grandmother's refrigerator it is awfully heavy. You are going to need a little bit of help. The newer refrigerators have four wheels. They move very easily, pull away from the wall firmly and gently. You don't want to pull the door handles off of them. When you get them out enough to where you can get around them then you'll be able to secure the doors to make sure they don't flop when you are moving them around but another good reason to pull it out is so you can measure it. You want to measure the width and the depth so that you can know which door of your house to take it out of. Generally the closest door is not the best one because it is probably smaller than the entry. Your entry door is usually a three foot door and other entrances are smaller so you want to make sure that your refrigerator is going to fit before you get it to that door. You will probably be using a dolly. You can use a sturdy refrigerator type dolly that comes with a strap, an extra pair of legs that doesn't need as much man power or you can use just your typical moving dolly like this but you'll have to improvise your own set of straps to hold it on and you'll probably need a little more help. You need that next door neighbor that owes you a favor. You'll want a good sturdy rope such as this and you'll tie it around the refrigerator and the dolly just to make sure that it doesn't bounce off down the steps without you. You also want to make sure that the door handles are tied so that nothing that's inside such as the shelves or the drawers falls out in mid move. Of course you have already cleaned out the drawers and there is no food items left in there. Another thing to know is that when you get ready to move your refrigerator if you'll unplug it 10 to 15 minutes before you move it it gives it time for the gases and the refrigerants to settle back down to their reservoir. I'm William Perkinson and that's the best way to move a refrigerator.
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