SAN FRANCISCO (PRWEB) November 04, 2019
For those preparing for a local or long-distance Bay Area move this season, it's essential to understand that there are certain items most moving companies are not legally allowed to transport. You may have some left-over fireworks from the 4th of July holiday. If you do, it's imperative to note that fireworks are just some of the items moving companies are not permitted to transport. OCD Moving Services shares tips on what movers can't move.
Plants: The United States Department of Agriculture bans individual plants from being moved across state lines. The U.S. government regulates outdoor planets for a variety of reasons, with economic protection and pest control being the most common reasons. Some states depend on specific plants to stabilize their economy. Additionally, if a plant spreads a pest to a large farm, a significant crop could be affected, therefore putting the entire state's economy at risk. Even if movers were allowed to transport plants, the plants could soil or die, potentially damaging other belongings.
Hazardous Materials: Moving companies cannot transport hazardous materials such as paint, aerosol cans, paint thinner, batteries, fire extinguishers, and other items. Additionally, movers cannot move fertilizer because it can become highly explosive under certain circumstances. Hazardous items that movers can't move are usually those that are considered combustible, flammable, or corrosive. Below is a list of other everyday things that movers won't move.
- Car batteries
- Nail polish remover
- Propane tanks
- SCUBA tanks
- Motor oil
- Cleaning solvents
Perishables: Local and long-distance moving companies will also not move any perishable food items. Perishable items can spoil on the move, and also attract rats and other pests that can damage your property and belongings. Perishable items can include:
- Frozen food
- Open food products
- Refrigerated food
Personal Valuables or Sentimental Items: OCD Moving Services also encourages customers to carry any items of value with them in their car during the move. Professional moving companies often won't move sentimental or valuable items because of the risk of loss or damage during the move. As a customer, you want to have these items in your control. You don't want to run the risk of losing medical records, financial documents, or other relevant paperwork that can be hard to replace. Additionally, sensitive electronics such as laptops could experience damage by extreme temperatures in the moving van. You should also carry without any valuable jewelry, cash, personal videotapes, and CDs that you won't be able to replace if lost.
Animals: OCD Moving Services also reiterates that moving companies cannot transport pets on a moving truck. It's crucial for those planning local or long-distance moves to find transportation for their animals if the animals will not be riding with them in the car.
Each moving company will have its list of the items it will not transport via the moving truck. Before planning a local or long-distance Bay Area move, customers should check with their hired moving company to determine which items they won't place on a moving truck.
Work With OCD Moving Services
When working with a professional moving company, like OCD Moving Services, you can trust you're working with professionals who will make your move as environmentally friendly as possible. Professionals movers know how to pack up a home and load up a truck in an efficient way that will result in fewer trips necessary, which results in fewer gas emissions into the environment.
Join OCD Moving Services in helping to protect our planet and give them a call today to plan your eco-friendly move. OCD Moving Services is currently offering free quotes for prospective customers who are planning their local or long-distance eco-friendly move. OCD Moving Services takes pride in its comprehensive and efficient junk removal services. Call their Bay Area location today at (510) 375-3844 or visit http://www.ocdmovingservices.net.