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  • February 26, 2021

3 reasons why you shouldn’t move a safe on your own

Storing your important documents and cherished possessions inside a safe is a smart move and will keep them out of sight of prying eyes. Often, safes are hidden in a concealed spot in the home (i.e. in the attic, behind a secret door or mirror, etc.) or inside a room where access is restricted in the workplace. But what happens when you’re rearranging the layout of the office or moving to a new house?

Whilst it’s relatively straightforward to shuffle furniture from one corner of the room to the next, the same cannot be said for safes. Of course, it depends on the type of safe in question but most are big, heavy and awkward to move.

Here we explain why you should never attempt to move a safe unaided:

  • It’s connected to your home’s infrastructure

If your safe is small and portable, you have nothing to worry about as these can be relocated with ease. However, if your safe is fitted to the wall or cemented into the ground then – before you even attempt to dislodge it singlehandedly – you need to be mindful of wall studs and electric wiring.

Another thing to consider is the depth of the safe. If your safe is deep and heavy, you might accidentally drop it as you’re pulling it out or you may struggle to get a firm grip on it. Probably best you ask a professional to do this for you as they’ll have the tools and expertise to remove your safe properly.

  • You could damage the safe

To move a safe correctly, and ensure that it remains intact, you’re going to need to have the appropriate equipment to hand. This includes things like a moving dolly and supporting straps.

Whilst you could ask any old removal company to move the safe for you, some will refuse because (a) they don’t have the equipment or expertise to do so safely and (b) they don’t want to be held responsible for any damage caused to the safe or contents held inside.

  • It’s too big and heavy to move on your own

You need to think about the size and weight of the safe you need to move. Is it a small deposit safe, a metal gun cabinet that’s just as big as your kitchen fridge or a fire and waterproof safe that weighs more than 750kg?

Commercial safes tend to be a lot bigger and heavier than home safes. Even if you’ve got big muscles – you’re going to struggle to lift without damaging the safe or injuring yourself in the process. That’s why you should always ask someone to assist or, better still, enlist the expertise of our safe removal and installation team, here at eSafes. We are fully equipped with specialist equipment that allows us to remove/relocate safes without a glitch.

In leaving it to us, you can relax knowing that your safe and belongings are protected. We eliminate the risk of damage caused by attempting to move it yourself or dropping it and voiding the protective coverage. Plus you needn’t worry about jarring your back or seriously injuring yourself.

For more information about the safes we stock online, or for details about our safe removal service, get in touch today.

  • February 26, 2021