Very often, when ordering a move, customers ask if our movers have professional equipment like Furniture Lifting Straps or Ratchet Tie Down Straps. At the same time, many do not quite understand what it is and in which cases it is really necessary. For example, professional movers offer to move a household refrigerator on belts that are also called lifting straps. In this article we are going to tell what and when do experienced movers use when moving your house or apartment.
Let’s start with the fact that all professional movers must have professional equipment. They are used to carry bulky and heavy objects, such as, for example, a refrigerator, sofa or a piano. Additionally, with the help of moving straps, you can, for example, fix the sofa from unfolding when carrying it up the stairs.
Professional movers use simple wide belts without additional loops. Depending on the load being carried, they are fixed with a special grip on the forearms or knitted with a special knot and thrown over the shoulders. At the same time, the dimensions of the moving truck, the height of the loader and the surface on which the transfer will take place are taken into account. For example, the length of the belt when climbing stairs will differ from the length of the belt when carrying on a flat straight surface. Movers can carry not too heavy loads together on one strap, heavy ones, for example, a piano or a 3-leaf cabinet, are usually carried on two straps under the furniture. At the same time, the straps cling to the legs or cross to cross each other. Lifting straps should be wide so as not to rub the arms and shoulders for carrying, and have at least 4 longitudinal seams to avoid breakage.
For carrying particularly heavy objects, Ratchet Tie Down Straps are used, which are attached to a special design on the shoulders of movers with the help of carabiners.
Bella O., Chief Moving happy client, San Diego
Moving is always one of the most exhausting and stressful things to do. After calling moving companies and getting different quotes I chose Chief moving. They were so careful with all our stuff and respected how I wanted everything. They both wore their masks and were just great!
The driveway to my condo complex has a pretty low dip and I’ve seen many moving trucks get stuck coming in or going out. When I made my reservation I let them know just so they’re prepared and they maneuvered the driveway as if the dip wasn’t even there, very impressed overall!
They were very much on time, respectful, and extremely efficient. After a quick walk through, they knew exactly what to do. They were very good about any fragile items – wrapping them up, being careful while moving them using furniture lifting straps and were aware of any walls, corners they could’ve bumped into. They were also working very hard, not wasting any time, and friendly on top of it all. Now I understand why movers must be called experienced. Will definitely recommend them.
No, movers without belts are simple handymen. Professional movers should have professional equipment like moving straps. For example, in our company there are always Furniture Lifting Straps or Ratchet Tie Down Straps in the moving van and movers use them when necessary.
No. We do not recommend trying to lift weights on professional equipment without experience. If the straps are not used correctly, you risk tearing off your back and damaging the load being carried. In order to save your health and save your furniture for carrying heavy loads, it is better to seek help from movers.
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