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Protecting your Home for the Move

One question we get asked rather frequently is “What will the movers do to protect our home from damage on move day?”. That is a terrific question. Professional movers come to every job site with a variety of materials to protect your walls and floors from damage. Important information about your home have been communicated to the moving crew in advance from the site surveyor who comes out to your home in advance. The surveyor lets the movers know approximately how much hardwood floors you may have, if you have a 2 story home, and if you have lots of white carpets that need to be kept clean. This allows the crews to bring out the correct materials needed to be sure they are safely protecting your home.


For tile or hardwood floors, your moving crew will put down a layer of cardboard to protect the floor from scratching or chipping while your belongings are carried through the house.

For carpeted floors throughout the home, rug runners are the most common way to protect the flooring. These are rubber or cloth runners that are laid down in strips to keep the dirt off the main walkway through the home.


On carpet stairways, carpet guard is laid down on the stairs. This works better than runners since it can’t bunch up and cause a tripping hazard.

For the main entryway doors, door jamb protectors are placed on the sides of the doorway. This protects the door frame from scratches or dents.


To protect the banisters on the stairway, moving pads are typically draped over the railings and taped in place.

The combination of these forms of home protection has proven over time to be a very effective way to protect your home from common types of moving damage. Accidents can still occasionally occur, but taking the correct steps to protect your home is an important part of any successful relocation.

If you are planning a move in the near future and are interested in having Corrigan Moving Systems assist, please contact us for a free moving quote at any time. We are here to assist, and to show you how good the moving process can truly be.

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