Congratulations on taking a step toward protecting your family, guns, and valuables by making the decision to purchase a safe! If you're wondering how to move a safe into your home or place of business, and the best place to install it to get the most out of your investment, you're not alone. Or maybe you already own a safe and need to move it to a new spot, a new home, or a new office. Whatever your reason for looking up information on how to move a safe, we can help! Here are some tips that will take the worry out of moving your safe or installing it so you can put it to work right away.
Our network of professional safe movers has the experience and equipment needed to deliver your safe and install it in your home or business. There are several benefits to having a professional team of movers deliver your new safe. These pros:
Always take precautions to avoid damaging your home, property, and furnishings.
Are insured in the unlikely event that your safe or property experience any damage during the move.
Can get your safe into your home without injuring themselves, you or your family members.
Can identify potential issues that could complicate getting your safe into your building, such as narrow entryways and hallways, tight turns, or stairs that might not be able to support the weight of a safe.
Have the specialized equipment needed to get the job done, including an Ultralift motorized hand truck, padded blankets, and felt pads to protect the safe and your floors.
We are ready, able, and willing to assist you in scheduling your safe delivery or relocating an existing safe. But to receive an accurate price quote, you will need to provide as much information as you can about where the safe will go so we can understand how to move your safe. This includes:
How many steps/stairs are involved and whether the safe needs to be moved up or down to travel over them
Photos that show your property's approach, doors, the paths movers will need to take through your home/business, and the room where the safe is going
Before scheduling a delivery, you should already know where you want your safe to go. It is also a good idea to have an alternate location in case your first choice won't work once themovers arrive with your safe. When choosing a location, you should base your decision on making it more difficult for a burglar to easily access your safe or remove it (using tools like pry bars or cutting torches to gain entry). If you install your safe in your garage or workshop, you should really consider bolting it down to the concrete floor to prevent a team of burglars from being able to cart it away. Choosing to install your safe in a room on the upper level of your home and bolting it to the floor will make it more difficult for "smash and grab" burglars who are not equipped with safe-moving equipment. Read more about Frequently Asked Questions About Where to Put Your Safe.
What Happens During a Safe Delivery?
When you choose to have our professional moving team deliver and install your new safe, here are a few things you can expect:
A low-profile experience that will keep the delivery of your safe private
An on-time delivery. If delays are unavoidable, you will be updated to minimize your inconvenience
We do not recommend moving your safe on your own, even if it is already in your home or business. This can be dangerous, especially if you don't have experience. Before deciding to move or install your safe on your own, consider the following dangers:
Damage to your safe or home - Trying to move your safe through your home/business and up or down stairs without experience or specialized equipment could damage your safe or property.
Damage to your truck - Most truck tailgates are not designed to hold a lot of weight. A safe can damage your tailgate, which would cost more to replace than hiring a professional mover.
Risk of injuries that could be serious or fatal - With many safes weighing 500 pounds or more, you could suffer crushing injuries or hurt yourself enough to need medical treatment and time off work.