- Moving a Safe
- Hiring a Professional Safe Mover
- Benefits of Hiring a Professional
- How Much Does Delivery Cost?
- Scheduling a Delivery or Move
- Where Should You Install Your Safe?
- What Happens During a Safe Delivery?
- Should You Move a Safe on Your Own?
- Safety Precautions to Take When Moving a Safe on Your Own
- Moving a Safe on Your Own
Moving a Safe: A Guide to Installing Your New Safe
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Moving a Safe
Congratulations on taking a step toward protecting your family, guns, and valuables by making the decision to purchase a Liberty Safe! If you're wondering how to move a gun safe into your home or place of business, and the best place to install your gun safe to get the most out of your investment, you're not alone.
Or maybe you already own a safe and need to move it to a new spot, a new home, or a new office. Whatever your reason for looking up information on how to move a safe, we can help! This article has tips that will take the worry out of moving your safe or installing it so you can put it to work right away.
You can also contact your local Liberty Safe dealer for more information.
Hiring a Professional Safe Mover
For some people, a safe is a once-in-a-lifetime purchase, so most of us have no idea how to move and install a safe.
A gun safe could easily weigh 500 pounds or more. Because of its sheer size and bulk, it can be difficult and dangerous to move if you don't have any experience.
Having a professional safe-moving team deliver and install your safe is the easiest and safest option. It takes the hassle out of trying to find someone to help you and gathering all the equipment you'll need to get the job done. But most importantly, hiring a professional safe mover reduces the risk of injuring yourself or damaging your new safe, truck, or home. Safe movers are another wise protection investment.
Contact your local Liberty Safe dealer for more information.
Benefits of Hiring a Professional
Liberty Safe's network of professional safe movers has the experience and equipment needed to deliver your safe and install it in your home or business. There are several benefits to having a professional team of movers deliver your new safe. These pros:
- Always take precautions to avoid damaging your home, property, and furnishings.
- Are insured in the unlikely event that your safe or property experience any damage during the move.
- Can get your safe into your home without injuring themselves, you or your family members.
- Can identify potential issues that could complicate getting your safe into your building, such as narrow entryways and hallways, tight turns, or stairs that might not be able to support the weight of a safe.
- Have the specialized equipment needed to get the job done, including an Ultralift motorized hand truck, padded blankets, and felt pads to protect the safe and your floors.
Read more about the Benefits of Having a Professional Mover Install Your Safe.
How Much Does Delivery Cost?
The prices listed at LibertySafe.com are for pickup at a Liberty Safe dealer only. There is an extra charge for curbside delivery within a 25-mile radius of your local dealer within the 48 continental United States. Your dealer can arrange delivery with our professional safe movers and calculate the cost to deliver your safe.
The cost to deliver or move a safe will vary depending on factors like these:
- How much your safe weighs and its dimensions
- The distance to your home or business
- Where the safe will be placed in your home
Standard delivery includes:
- A team of up to 3 experienced safe movers
- Insurance that covers your safe and property if any damage occurs during delivery
- Specialized moving equipment and truck
- Travel time, tolls, and time needed to complete delivery
Additional charges will be added to the standard delivery and installation fee for issues like these:
- Distances of more than 25 miles from the store
- Factors like having to move the safe over rocks or grass
- Installation that includes bolting the safe to the floor
- Moving the safe up multiple floors and/or stair landings
- Removing doors, molding or stair railings
- Tight turns in narrow passageways
Learn more about How Much Does It Cost to Move/Deliver a Safe?
Scheduling a Delivery or Move
Your local Liberty Safe dealer will assist you in scheduling your safe delivery or relocating an existing safe. But to receive an accurate price quote, you will need to provide as much information as you can about where the safe will go so your local Liberty Safe dealer can understand how to move and install your safe. This includes:
- How many steps/stairs are involved and whether the safe needs to be moved up or down to travel over them
- Photos that show your property's approach, doors, the paths movers will need to take through your home/business, and the room where the safe is going
- The floor where the safe will be installed (basement, main floor, or second/third floor)
Contact your local Liberty Safe dealer to schedule a delivery.
Where Should You Install Your Safe?
Before scheduling a delivery, you should already know where you want your safe to go. It is also a good idea to have an alternate location in case your first choice won't work once the movers arrive with your safe.
When choosing a location, you should base your decision on making it more difficult for a burglar to easily access your safe or remove it (using tools like pry bars or cutting torches to gain entry). If you install your safe in your garage or workshop, you should really consider bolting it down to the concrete floor to prevent a team of burglars from being able to cart it away.
Choosing to install your safe in a room on the upper level of your home and bolting it to the floor will make it more difficult for "smash and grab" burglars who are not equipped with safe-moving equipment.
Read more about Frequently Asked Questions About Where to Put Your Safe. Contact your local Liberty Safe dealer to schedule a delivery.
What Happens During a Safe Delivery?
When you choose to have one of Liberty Safe's professional moving teams deliver and install your new safe, here are a few things you can expect:
- A low-profile experience that will keep the delivery of your safe private
- An on-time delivery. If delays are unavoidable, you will be updated to minimize your inconvenience
- Delivery by a professional and fully-experienced crew of safe movers
- Installation of your safe involving any additional delivery services that you have chosen, such as bolting down your safe
- Instructions on how to use your safe so that you can begin using it right away
Should You Move a Safe on Your Own?
Liberty Safe does not recommend moving your safe on your own, even if it is already in your home or business. This can be dangerous, especially if you don't have experience. We always recommend that you have a professional mover install your safe.
Before deciding to move and install your new Liberty gun safe on your own, consider the following dangers:
- Damage to your safe or home - Trying to move your safe through your home/business and up or down stairs without experience or specialized equipment could damage your safe or property.
- Damage to your truck - Most truck tailgates are not designed to hold a lot of weight. A safe can damage your tailgate, which would cost more to replace than hiring a professional mover.
- Risk of injuries that could be serious or fatal - With many safes weighing 500 pounds or more, you could suffer crushing injuries or hurt yourself enough to need medical treatment and time off work.
Safety Precautions to Take When Moving a Safe on Your Own
If you feel must move your safe on your own, there are several safety precautions you need to take. First, do not attempt to move it alone. You will need to assemble a team of at least three strong friends to help you. You also need to:
- Have or rent a truck with a tailgate that can handle the weight of your safe
- Have or rent heavy-duty moving equipment, including a heavy-duty dolly, straps, and padded blankets
- Make sure the safe you want to purchase will fit in your chosen location
- Plan the easiest path through your home to where your safe will be installed
- Secure your safe by bolting it to the floor
Moving a Safe on Your Own
If you have decided to move a safe on your own, you want to be prepared with the right equipment and a plan to make the process go smoothly. Preparation includes:
- Checking that any stairs along your route can handle the weight of the safe, equipment. and helpers.
- Having moving equipment available that can carry the weight and size of the safe, including a loading ramp if needed.
- Obtaining straps to secure the safe to moving equipment, and using padded blankets to protect the safe.
- Pre-planning your route and doing a dry run to determine if the safe will fit through hallways and doors.
- Proper planning if the safe will be going upstairs. A stair-climbing dolly will make the process easier.
- Putting together a team of strong helpers.
On moving day, you and your helpers should wear comfortable shoes that will protect your feet and high-quality work gloves to protect your hands. You will want to make the safe as light as possible, so make sure it is empty, closed, and locked before wrapping it and securing it on the dolly.
It is important not to rush - this will help you complete the move as safely as possible, especially if you will be moving the safe down or up stairs.
Liberty Safe recommends you employ a professional safe mover to deliver and install your safe. But if you must move your safe on your own, please exercise caution while doing it for your safety.
Your local Liberty Safe dealer is available to answer any questions you might have about the delivery or moving of your safe. Contact your local Liberty Safe dealer for more information.
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