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Gun Safe Movers

Quick Read

HuberWilmot Moving & Storage wants to ensure that you have a safe and secure gun safe relocation experience. Our gun safe movers can help you by:

  • Moving your gun safe into or out of your home without injury or damage
  • Using proper equipment such as dollies, ratchet straps and tie-downs
  • Using site protection for your property to protect it while we move your safe
  • Using protective materials for the protection of the safe including blanket and shrink wrap
  • Maneuvering around tricky obstacles and flights of stairs

Our customers choose to rely on professional gun safe movers like us because:

  • We have more than 35 years of moving and storage experience
  • We are family-owned and operated
  • We use clean, protective pads to wrap your belongings
  • We have in-home and virtual estimates
  • We are fully licensed and insured

Simply contact a HuberWilmot Moving & Storage representative by filling out our quote form or call us today at (703) 488-7117 to schedule your gun safe move.

Gun Safe Movers

Moving specialty items, like a heavy gun safe, can be difficult and dangerous if you don’t have the proper training or you lack the appropriate equipment. Not every moving company can efficiently handle a gun safe relocation.

Luckily for you, at HuberWilmot Moving & Storage we train our staff to use special handling skills and equip them with the right tools to safely haul and load difficult-to-move objects, like gun safes. Our crew understands the ins and outs of moving a heavy item efficiently, quickly and without injury or damage done to you or your property.

Don’t break the bank or your back and call on the experienced, qualified and affordable heavy safe movers at HuberWilmot Moving & Storage.

How We Protect You, Your Property & Your Gun Safe During a Move

You keep your most valued possessions locked away in your safe, so why allow anyone but a professional to handle the safe itself? A gun safe is probably not a purchase you make very often, and if you’re moving a safe for the first time, you may not know how to get one in and out of your home without any damage.

Our experience moving team at HuberWilmot Moving & Storage know how to:

  • Get your safe into, or out of, your home without injury or damage
  • Utilize the appropriate equipment such as dollies, ratchet straps and tie downs to secure the safe during transport
  • Use site protection materials to protect your home while we move the heavy item
  • Protective materials to blanket wrap and shrink wrap the safe for its own protection
  • Maneuver around tricky obstacles

Preparing Your Gun Safe for Moving Day

Getting your safe prepared for a move will help in reducing the man-hours it takes for us to unload, secure and haul your heavy item(s). That’s why we’ve compiled a few tips to help you help us move your safe smoothly:

  • Remove the valuables in your safe. This includes the guns themselves and any ammunition. Pack them in a separate box/container yourselves, or inform your mover, before moving day, of additional high-value items that need attention.
  • We are not legally able to move your rifles, pistols or other firearms, even if they’re family heirlooms. Moving the valuables yourself will ensure they will not be damaged.
  • Is your gun safe bolted to the floor or wall? Please allow us easy access to the bolts.
  • Please clear a path and ensure there is plenty of working space for our movers.
  • Please secure a backup location if you’re moving your safe from room to room.
  • If we have not completed a walkthrough, please measure any entryways to determine if more space is needed to move the safe.
  • If there are stairs to navigate, we need to know how many flights our movers will be traversing.
  • As always, during your initial quote consultation, let us know how much the safe weighs.

Following these tips not only ensures your gun safe is moved safely, securely and efficiently, but that your overall move is completed as quickly as possible.

Receive Your Gun Safe Moving Quote Today!

If you require gun safe movers in Northern Virginia, or you need assistance safely transporting some more difficult-to-move objects, contact HuberWilmot Moving & Storage by phone at (703) 488-7117 or by filling out our free quote form.

Did you know...?

What is an Inventory?

The driver will generally inventory your shipment as he or she loads it (although it is not required by law). When completed, the inventory provides a detailed, descriptive listing of your household goods, along with the condition of each item when received by the mover.

Be sure that everything listed on the inventory is correct. This is not always the easiest task, as you will find things written on the inventory such as “PBO,” which means “packed by owner.” The contents of this carton cannot be listed, as the driver is simply not able to see inside each box. You will also sometimes find “CP” on a line item in the inventory, which means “carrier packed” container.

You may also notice, in the middle column on your inventory form, a line that has many seemingly random letters and numbers associated with a specific item. This is where a driver uses inventory code to make note of the condition of an item. To understand this code, you can refer to the top of the inventory sheet for a legend that will explain what each code means. For example, SC means scratched; C means chipped; the number 3 refers to the right side of piece; and 8 refers to the top of the piece. This is a simple (and consistent) way for the driver to make note of any irregularities or existing damage.

Remember, this inventory is for you to keep track of what is loaded, and the condition of each item. If damage occurs on a certain piece during the loading process, make a note of the inventory tag number on that item and indicate it in the far-right hand column on the line that corresponds with that piece. This is the document that will be scrutinized when the claims process is initiated, so it is important to have the damage clearly noted.

This inventory should also be used at-destination when your shipment is delivered. Use the inventory to verify the articles that are delivered and, again, note an exception to the condition of any items as they are brought into your home. Point out the damage to the driver.

What often occurs is that a piece of furniture has been in your home for many years and you grow accustomed to looking at it in a certain place and in a certain light. When you bring that same piece into your new home, you may notice damage that may have been there for a long time. The driver will have noted the scratch or chip at your origin residence. If you are not sure if it was existing damage or new damage, ask your driver to explain the condition of the piece as he noted it on the inventory during the loading process. This is the quickest way to distinguish new damage from what was there all along.

Our drivers are incredibly careful about the way they handle your items, and the inventory is their safeguard against potentially fraudulent damage claims. Use this inventory to your advantage in making sure that you are protected, just as the driver uses it to protect himself or herself.

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