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Three Reasons You Shouldn’t Try to Move Your Safe Yourself

Packing up your dishes, clothes and furniture for moving to a new house is fairly straightforward.

Moving a safe to a new home or business location? Not so much.

It doesn’t matter if it’s a small floor home safe that’s bolted to the ground, a gun safe or a commercial safe, because chances are it’s:

  • Big
  • Heavy
  • Awkward

Plus any damage caused during moving or relocating can compromise its integrity and effectiveness.

In many cases, people simply leave the safe behind, because it’s too much of a hassle to move it.

And then, whoever moves into the vacated space now has to deal with a big empty safe and no access to its combination.

If you’re moving soon and are thinking of taking your safe with you, don’t try to do it yourself.

Otherwise, your safe may not be as safe anymore.

Here are 3 reasons why you shouldn’t move your safe yourself.

1. Your safe is connected to your home’s infrastructure

Commercial safe
Moving a wall safe from your home isn’t as easy as pulling it out from its location.

There are a variety of factors to consider before removing and relocating it:

  • Wall studs: If your wall safe is mounted into wall studs for extra stability and support. Wall safes are heavy and need to be removed carefully, or else they could tear or damage the wall studs.
  • Electrical wiring: Your wall safe may be directly wired into your home’s electrical system. An Aim Lock & Safe can properly and safely disconnect the wires and power leading to the safe.
  • Safe depth: If you have a deep wall safe that’s heavy, you may accidentally drop it as you’re pulling it out from the wall. Plus, you may not be able to get a good grip on it as well.

You should always leave safe installation and relocations to professionals who have the tools and experience to do it properly.

2. It’s just too darn big and heavy to move on your own

Commercial safes
Moving commercial safes from one location to another has its own set of challenges:

  • Size: Commercial safes are much bigger than home safes. Even the strongest people will have a hard time moving them without potentially causing damage to the safe or injury to themselves.
  • Weight: A strong commercial safe can easily weigh over 1,000 lbs. Moving something that heavy requires teamwork, training and specialized equipment that you simply may not have.

Something else to consider is any business insurance you may have. Your commercial safe may be protected by your insurance plan.

However if you cause any damage to it by attempting to move it yourself, you may void the protective coverage you have on it.

3. Your safe may not protect what’s inside as effectively

Many moving companies won’t move a gun safe for two reasons:

  • They don’t have the equipment or expertise to do so
  • They do not want to be liable for any damage caused to the safe or its contents

Gun safes can easily weigh up to 750lbs – or more.

Plus, the interior of the gun safe may be specially designed to keep your firearms and ammunition secure. Moving it improperly could jostle any racks or storage areas inside of it.

So it’s best left to the professionals in order to move it safely.

Moving? Need your safe moved? Contact us

Whether you’re moving to a new home or business location, you’ve got a lot to deal with.

Don’t add more to your plate by trying to move your safe yourself.

Instead, contact us to talk about your needs when it comes to moving any type of safe you have.

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