Full-sized safes are built to be strong and heavy. You want something that will help protect your guns, valuables, and important papers from thieves, fire, curious children. But one question that many potential gun safe buyers have is how to move a safe into their home once they purchase it. You might be tempted to load your safe in the back of your truck and try to carry it into your home yourself, but you're taking a big risk. Having a professional mover deliver and install your safe is the best way to get it home and ready to use. Consider these benefits of leaving this hefty job to a professional.
Professionals Have the Experience Needed
A safe is not a purchase you make very often, so you probably haven't moved one before. An experienced safe moving team does it all the time. They know how to get a safe into your home undamaged. But that’s just a small part of the services professional movers provide. They know how to:
- Get your safe into your home without injuring themselves, you, or your family members.
- Take precautions to prevent damaging your home.
- Read the layout of your home and identify issues that could be a problem, like wooden stairs that cannot support the safe's weight or tight turns in hallways.
Professionals Have Specialized Moving Equipment
Moving a heavy and bulky item like a gun safe requires specialized moving equipment. A professional will have a heavy-duty truck that is equipped with everything needed to get the job done, including an Ultralift motorized hand truck, padded blankets and felt pads to protect your home’s flooring.
Professionals Carry Insurance
If you choose to take the risk of doing this job on your own, any damage that may occur is your responsibility. However, a professional mover has insurance. So, if for some unlikely reason your safe becomes damaged, whether in transit to your home or while it is being brought inside, the mover's insurance will cover it.
Moving a safe on your own is dangerous and can be costly if you become injured. Between medical bills, time lost from work, and possible damage to your vehicle or home, it just doesn't make financial sense. But don’t let the worry of how to move a safe discourage you from making this important purchase.