How we transport chandeliers
As an expert removals company, Abels Moving Services is regularly confronted by customers needing to move a chandelier as part of home removals. Moving a chandelier is a challenge that is often daunting for many companies due to the price, fragility, and often size of these elegant pieces. But challenges such as this come just as a day’s work for Abels’ teams of moving professionals who can arrange from local chandelier transportation to shipping a chandelier around the world.
All our Abels team members undergo practical training in chandelier transport and handling by moving a medium-sized piece, specially purchased for this purpose by Abels. This allows our staff to perfect their technique before they ever encounter a customer’s chandelier. On chandelier moves, a Senior Driver is always deployed, who has many years experience and has overseen many similar moves before.
How To Pack A Chandelier For Moving
With so many moving parts, packing a chandelier for moving is an essential step in the process. Ensure that the arms of your chandelier are completely covered to prevent scratches or breaks during transport. Securing every single piece, taking apart the chandelier if necessary, with soft and small packing will reduce movement during a move, which will decrease the risk of breaks along the way.
Packing Small / Medium Chandeliers
The small or medium chandelier is first removed from its fixing restraint and electrical connections. This is a careful process to ensure no damage is done to these integral elements and that reinstallation at the final location is easy and hassle-free.
The chandelier is then placed in a purpose-built wooden case and fixed to the cross baton, and the case back-filled with polystyrene balls/chippings to protect the chandelier during transit. This is of utmost importance as movement during the move could cause irreparable damage to your prized and priceless possession. The lid will be secured to ensure nothing can come into contact with the chandelier during the journey, whether around the corner or across the world!
Packing Larger Chandeliers
Larger chandeliers often need to be dismantled at your starting location as they will not fit through doorways safely in one piece. Our removal crews are trained to label and number each part that is removed, ensureing that reassembly is quick and simple. Chains, beads and droplets are wrapped in acid-free tissue and then their position is marked on the outer packaging. The arms are tissue-wrapped and removed as required. All items are then packed in the bespoke moving crate, often with polystyrene chippings for added protection.
Delivery Service and Connection
At the delivery of a small or medium-sized chandelier, the polystyrene balls/chippings surrounding it are removed first to avoid any possible damage. Larger specimenss will be unwrapped and re-built, then re-hung and connected by our trained electrician. This is a vital step, as reinstalling the electric connection incorrectly can result in serious damage to you, your home, and your precious chandelier.
Chandelier Cleaning Service
Many Abels customers ask that chandelier cleaning and restoration is undertaken at the time of moving. This is a great time to complete this while the chandelier is down and accessible. We take the chandelier apart to clean it, avoiding using solvents that could cause untold damage or leave a film to attract dust. This can be carried out at a customer’s home or carried out in our workshops.
Chandelier Storage with Abels
Abels has purpose-built storage facilities, away from high crime locations, that have state-of-the-art Redcare linked alarm systems and are monitored by CCTV. Chandeliers remain in their cases that are loaded at the time of packing, marked with your name, reference number and destination.
Please call 0800 626 769 for more details on this specialised service.