Coming in On the Storm--Moving to San Antonio in Bad Weather

Moving in bad weatherBy Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

In a perfect realm, moving day will be a warm 72 degrees along with a modest breeze and reduced humidity. The birds are going to sing, as well as the chipmunks will give assistance with small boxes. However, in real life, particularly as summer winds down and weather becomes a little more irascible, you need to be ready for inclement weather conditions that can dampen moving day.

For starters, a mention concerning hurricanes. A hurricane is a enormous thunderstorm, accompanied by robust wind gusts as well as lightning possibilities. Presently, there are several churnings through the waters in the southern US which range between minor annoyances to cataclysmic and may impact a fair area of the nation. If your move is booked for a time or location that correlates with the possibility of a tropical storm or hurricane, delay it. A professional moving company is not going to chance their crews and equipment, however if you are the do-it-yourself kind simply reschedule. Forecasting nowadays is sophisticated enough that you are cognizant of upcoming storms weeks out, so schedule properly.

Here's how to manage your move to San Antonio in the course of awful winter weather.

Prepare Your Homes

For starters, be sure that your houses are ready. The electricity and water ought to be on at your new home, so you can get prepared for the move-in if your new home is within the path of the weather. Ask your real estate professional to check that there's a water faucet on somewhere to prevent the plumbing from freezing, and that the thermostat is set to not less than 55 degrees--nobody would like to arrive home to a burst pipe. If you are moving long distance, hire someone to clear the driveway and salt the sidewalks to get into the residence without issue. For a local area move in San Antonio, send a teen or your normal snow removal source over to do the clearing immediately after your old property is completed.

Cover the entry with old blankets or bathroom towels to keep the slipperiness of tile or wooden floors to a minimum as well as reduce mud, salt, and snow tracking in the house.

Professional movers in San Antonio understand how to pack and prepare your stuff to make sure they are not broken in awful weather. You are very likely to notice lots of moving pads and plastic wrap. A number of fragile things--art, china, or electronics--are susceptible to temperature, so if you have packed these things yourself ask the movers to verify that those items are properly protected from the cold.

Check with the movers to confirm that there are no leaky places in the moving van--it's a tiny risk but one that everybody wants to avert.

Prepare Yourself

It's going to be a long, and frankly, a difficult day if you are relocating the rain or snow. Locate your outdoors gear--waterproof boots, tarps, extra stockings, ponchos, and rain jackets--or your winter stuff--ski pants, mittens, hats, and hand warmers--and have some dry clothing on hand for the drive. It is vital that you layer--as you start moving you may get heated and you don't want to overheat.

Prepare Your Automobiles

If you are driving to the new home, have your cars serviced before moving day. A whole tank of fuel is a given, but get your mechanic to examine the tires and under the hood prior to leaving. Of course, you might have AAA, but you should not assume that you are going to be the only vehicle in distress that day.

Prepare an additional path to your new residence--if secondary roads are the perfect selection on a clear and dry day, the identical is not going to automatically be true during a winter storm. Adhere to major roadways--interstates and big highways--since there is no doubt those are going to be cleared and salted regularly to avoid ice accumulation.

Prepare to Stop

The biggest thing to arrange for is the chance that your move to San Antonio may stop midway-if circumstances decline to the condition it's not safe to drive. You should make lodging reservations for a night or a couple at home and en route once you get the awful forecast (remember to include your household pets); it is easy to cancel if you need to.

There are numerous obvious benefits of employing a professional moving company, but it is the intangibles that matter most. By using skilled professionals, they can guide your move to San Antonio through poor weather conditions with knowledge and care.


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