Moving your pool table doesn’t have to be an ordeal. It can be as easy as a phone call if you want it. You could try being cheap or macho and bribing your friends with a couple of beers to help you, think about your investment. Although it may seem like a cheap idea, doing it yourself may cost you more than if you’d called movers in the first place. You bought a pool table, and the last thing you want is to have to buy a new one because you dropped yours. Besides, relocating such a heavy and bulky item can be dangerous if you are not properly trained. So, instead of hospitalizing your high school mate, or damaging the table, consider hiring professional pool table movers Ontario to help you out.
Effects on the table
Relocating has an effect on all of us. We grow homesick, miss our old place or we get super happy and excited. However, when the moving day comes, all of the accumulated stress burst out from us. We get sad, annoyed or even angry if things are not going smoothly. It is really logical to assume that our things also experience the move in their own way. Your clothes get that musty smell, things get tossed around and maybe even dropped. For some of our possessions, this is fine (no one gets mad for a dusty sweater or a broken cup).
However, some of your items may be more sensitive than others. Even though your everyday pool table looks sturdy it is very susceptible to damage due to its complexity. All the mechanisms can easily get broken or blocked if your billiards table isn’t moved properly. Apart from this, the state of the table (the part you actually play pool on) is so precisely leveled that even a playing card can throw off the balance of the table. Not hiring professional and reliable movers Sudbury can mean extra costs for repairing the table’s mechanisms.
How to move a pool table?
Check out this video of how NOT to move a pool table. Even though it looks like family fun, it can be very dangerous and bad for the table.
An average pool table can range from 700 to 1200 pounds. Apart from being extremely heavy, pool tables are also very complex. They are made of numerous connected parts all screwed together. The key to successfully moving a pool table is to disassemble it. Now, while this may seem like a walk in the park, there will be a lot (and we mean a lot) of parts to keep track of. Losing some may mean waiting for a replacement part. And if you are moving a long way, it can take weeks or even months to receive a set of screws. In situations like these, hiring long distance movers Ontario can make the difference between a usable and useless table. Apart from this, you will need a lot of equipment and time to successfully disassemble your billiards table:
- staple puller (a very specialized item which pool table movers always bring)
- flat heat bit for the drill
- Phillips-head bit for the drill
- moving blankets
- baggies (for storing screws and bolts)
- duck tape
Good pool table movers always make sure there are enough baggies for all the different hardware. They know how to disassemble and assemble your table since they’ve done it countless times before. And they can transport your item safely and speedy. Isn’t that what we all want when moving? Apart from this, we provide moving and storage Ontario. So, if you don’t have space in your new home, or you are just waiting for the painters to finish your man cave, we can store your pool table out of the way, and return it in the same condition.
How to prepare for pool table movers?
You made the right choice by hiring pros! Prepare for an easy relocation. However, there are a few things you can do to make the move go even smoother. Even though you don’t have to clean the item itself, we recommend you remove any and all objects around the pool table.
Decluttering the room will speed up the process and prevent any possible damage to your possessions or injury to the movers. You don’t want the movers stepping on a LEGO and dropping your expensive billiards table.
Check out the route the movers will take through your house. Make sure you mention any staircases to the movers, so they could plan ahead. And we are not talking about a few steps on your front porch. Moving such a heavy and complex item up or down the stairs will require extra care and patience.
Get the first aid kit out. Even though pool table movers will have their own, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
How much will it cost?
The price of moving your table will depend on many factors. The size as well as the weight of the table primarily influence the cost. Apart from these, the size of the move will influence the price of moving a specific pool table. If you’re moving the entire household, the specific table move will be cheaper.
How to find good pool table movers?
Well, the best way is to use the good old word of mouth. Your friends and colleagues will be able to give you a good recommendation for a moving company. However, it’s not that easy. Make sure you do your homework and research all the companies you plan on hiring. Try to find bulky or large item movers, cause if they can transport your piano, they can move your pool table.
In the end, when you’re calculating the moving costs, always remember that it’s much safer to pay professional pool table movers than to pay medical bills or to have to buy a new table altogether.