By hiring a professional removals company, you can save a lot of time and reduce your liability in a move. Indeed, a removal can present some special challenges that only a removal company knows how to manage. One of these challenges is the removal of a fish aquarium. Moving plants, antiques, collectibles, and electronics presents some special challenges as well.
Moving Your Fish Tank and Fish
If you want to move your fish tank and fish, you will find that it will take some time and preparation. You can ask for assistance from your removal company or pose any concerns or questions to a pet retailer as well.
Do Not Feed the Fish for About 48 Hours Before You Leave
One of the major things that you need to remember is to change a portion of the water (about 20%) in the aquarium each day for a five-day period right before you move. Also, do not feed your fish for 48 hours before your removal. Don’t worry; you will not starve the fish as they can last a week or longer without fish food.
See If Your Fish Can Be Air-Shipped
If your removal will take over a week, contact an area pet store to have your fish boarded. You should reach an agreement in writing with the store as to how to take care of the fish. That way, you might not have to ask a professional removal company such as Leakers to move the fish after all. Some pet retailers will pack and air-ship your aquarium pets to your new residence.
Removing House Plants
However, if you have worked diligently in growing verdant and healthy plants, then you need to confer with the removal company on how to proceed. Normally, removal companies offer packing materials for the removal of live plants. Removal specialists can also pack the plants so that they will not tip over and will receive plenty of fresh air.
How to Move Plants in Your Car
It is important to load your greenery as close to your planned departure as possible. Never put live plants into the trunk of your car. If you are hauling some of the plants in your vehicle and it is the summertime, stop every now and then in a shaded place. Crack your window a bit. Never expose plants to the direct rays of the sun whilst you are in transit.
What Is the Temperature?
If you are moving your plants in your vehicle, you also want to make sure that you maintain a comfortable temperature inside the car. Removing plants during the colder times of the year can be especially hazardous. If you are making a move on a snowy or ice-cold day, make sure that the plants are either wrapped in a paper bag or covered with newspaper.
Refrain From Watering Your Plants Unless it Is Necessary
Do not water the plants you are moving unless they seem too dry. Because water drips and can, in some instances, cause a muddy mess, it is better to wait on watering your plants until your arrive at your destination.
If you are travelling for an extended time (more than three days), transfer your plants inside wherever it is that you are lodging. Make sure that you have plant care guidance in place if you have any questions about a plant’s care.