A member of our team at Protec recently decided to move home. While making the move and carrying furniture through the house a disaster occurred and a sofa put a huge dent into a door frame.

Now moving home is stressful enough, the logistics can often be tedious and help is often needed meaning your soon-to-be ex-house will be subject to some heavy foot traffic with lots of people coming in and out. An accident like above is waiting to happen. This can equally apply to the new home your moving into and the last thing you want to do is damage any fittings or floors on the first day you’re moving in!

It is always a good idea to take preventative measures to ensure things like this don’t happen and this is where Protec can help.

Carpets

To ensure carpets aren’t damaged while moving or even simply decorating your new home people often use things like dustsheets or old coverings to protect floor but they can cause some serious trip hazards particularly on stairs or when carrying some heavy furniture. Here is a great video of our carpet protection which is a lot more effective, efficient and safe than any traditional dustsheet!

Hard floors

We have a range of protection for hard floors and if you imagine a dropped item denting a lovely timber floor then these can be invaluable. Whether it is our Proplex Plastic sheeting which provides great impact resistance or our Promesh which is interwoven and highly durable there is a covering for every floor.

Stairs

Handrails and balustrades are also some of the most often damaged points of the home when a house move is underway! Carrying furniture downstairs can be very tricky and one slip or drop can mean it will put a huge dent in your handrail or balustrade. Simple foam handrail protection can be applied and you don’t have to worry about your stair fixings and can concentrate getting that wardrobe around that corner stair landing!

Door Frames and Doors

As they are almost always at an exit point to a room and large furniture has to be very carefully maneuvered through them, doorways can often be the most susceptible fixings for damage while moving home. Whether it’s the frame and it needs to be protected with a door jamb or the door itself which you can cover with proplex plastic sheeting or even a plastic door sleeve (brilliant for re-painting door frames and avoiding paint getting on the door itself) these fixing are crucial to protect before your heavy furniture gets moved out of a room.

Walls

Then there are the walls themselves which whether painted or wall-papered are always at the mercy of being chipped or scratched. This can easily be solved by applying our proplex sheeting up against a wall and securing with low-tack tape or we have a range of screening materials such as polythene which can be draped over a wall for simple protection.

Exits/Entrances

Finally there are exits and entrances. When moving home, help is often needed to be drafted  in and with a group of people moving in and out of a house frequently dirt can be brought in very easily and not to mention if it starts raining! Overshoes for your team of helpers or trapmats placed at exits can be a great solution to this preventing any wet and dirty feet traipsing through the house.

2 thoughts on “How to protect your home when moving house or decorating

  1. Thanks for the information regarding how to protect home when moving house. To avoid any type of accidents during relocation one should consider one of the moving firms present in the market. These firms are the groups of professionals and they also follow all type of safety parameters to avoid any type of accident during relocation or shifting from one place to other.

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  2. Protecting your home is equally as important as protecting your furniture. Take a look around your home and consider the tricky spots that can receive damage from moving heavy pieces. Take extra precaution in these key areas to prevent your beloved home from damage.

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