Tips & Advice
Do safe movers offer insurance in case of damage?
Most professional safe movers are licensed, bonded, and insured, which should be confirmed before you hire a crew. Your crew of friends, as much fun as they may be, might not be covered by insurance. Check your homeowner’s policy to determine if you have your own coverage.
Do safe movers install the safe at its new location?
Most safe movers provide door-to-door service and installation as part of the cost. If installation is not included, get clarity on why, or hire another mover. Complicated installations might require movers with advanced skill sets, so don’t assume all movers are the same. Give your movers all the logistics up front and get assurances (in writing) they can handle the job.
How much does it cost to move a safe?
If itis a smaller job you may be able to do it yourself. You’ll need a transportation vehicle, a dolly, and some friends who should at least get some pizza for their time. For bigger jobs, you’ll probably need to hire a professional, which will cost at least $150 for a basic move. The more complicated the move is (up and down stairs) and the greater the distance, the more you’ll pay -- especially if the job requires more bodies for labor.
What equipment is used for moving safes?
The most common tool used for moving a safe if the safe lift, a dolly device with wheels and often hydraulics used to lift and move the safe to a transport vehicle. Additional equipment can include basic dollies, enclosed trucks, flatbeds, and/or trailers to transport the safe to its destination. There are also dollies designed for moving safes up and down stairs. If your safe is in a permanent location, you might need excavation equipment.
What types of safes can be moved?
Virtually any type of home, business, or commercial safe can be moved, unless there are physical or geographical limitations. If a vault is cemented into a wall or floor, it can still be moved, but it will cost more to do so.