Do I Need To Hire Professional Movers For Fine Arts or Antiques

Everyone considers moving stressful, but if you have expensive or heirloom antiques to pack up, the experience can quickly become highly nerve-racking. You don’t want to place such valuables in the hands of just anybody because they can often be priceless and fragile. Thankfully, we are qualified to handle the delicate task of safely packing and shipping your antiques.

Why Hire Professional Movers?

If you have valuable family relics that you have inherited or collect antiques, the idea of relocating them is a little frightening. The utmost care must be taken. Rather than using standard moving services, many owners of antiques prefer to work with moving companies specializing in antiques. These professionals have particular expertise in transporting delicate items, and the quality of their services is well worth the cost. 

Moving large items such as artwork and mirrors can be dangerous, risky, and challenging. The most effective way to reduce anxiety and stress during the process is to hire a professional and experienced moving company to pack and transport your most precious items. The experts will also ensure that items are handled with the utmost care and reach their destination safely and in their original condition.

Avoid Injury And Risk Of Damage

Mirrors and large artwork are heavy and difficult to move on your own. It can be exhausting to load and carry them onto a moving vehicle, and if you don’t take care of them, you could suffer serious injuries. Moreover, if the artwork is dropped while being lifted, damage to the item could be severe if not permanent. Let us handle the moving process for you.

Specialized Care And Expertise

Specialty items like mirrors, antiques, artwork, and other expensive, delicate, and fragile objects demand special handling while moving, whether it’s just a few blocks away or to a different city, state, or country. 

Large objects are best packed and moved by professionals who perform this delicate and demanding work daily. Every piece of art, mirror, or fragile glass item may call for its unique packing and moving approach.

Quality Packing Supplies And Techniques

In addition to experience, we provide the highest quality and broadest range of packing materials, another important reason for utilizing them. The effectiveness with which the artwork is packed determines how secure it stays during the relocation process. You can find peace of mind in knowing that each item will be securely packed utilizing the best supplies, including:

  • High-quality and durable boxes and crates.
  • Custom-built crates for oversized or uniquely shaped items.
  • Cardboard frames with internal shadow boxes for supporting and securing artwork.
  • Styrofoam, bubble wrap, and protective cardboard pieces.
  • Specialty nonabrasive foams and blankets.
  • Professional-grade packaging tape.
  • Carefully evaluate the chemical makeup of materials and tapes to prevent color bleeds and stains.

Movers will use the proper and most effective packaging technique after considering the physical requirements of each artwork, pottery, antiques, and sculpture piece. The best packing technique will be determined by the features of each artwork or each fragile item.

Customized And Safe Transport

Recruiting experts lowers the possibility of the artwork becoming harmed on its journey to its final location. Labels advising of the precious and fragile items inside are placed on all packages, boxes, and crates. By implementing this safety measure, movers are sure to load and stack each box or crate carefully and securely. Securing these containers can further reduce the risk of damage from moving or shifting during shipment.

During transit, your shipment is most vulnerable to risks. Fine art transporters are skilled in arranging the quickest routes while employing the most secure techniques, such as:

  • Freight vehicles with air ride suspension reduce the jerking and jostling of your shipment.
  • Smaller parcels are delivered directly by a reputable courier, bypassing freight hubs.
  • For quicker delivery across longer distances, movers can arrange air freight.

To protect against unanticipated problems, an attendant may, in extraordinary cases, travel with your possessions.

Liability And Insurance Coverage 

Even with the most thorough precautions, accidents can still occur. Hiring a professional moving company specializing in antiques and fine arts also has the added benefit of offering insurance and accepting liability for lost, damaged, or broken items. Even when transporting valuable possessions, owners feel more at ease knowing they are covered by insurance.

Since such items are valuable, professional movers carefully pack and unpack them using specialized materials and protective packing. In addition, they use cutting-edge tracking technology to keep an eye on the whereabouts of your belongings while they travel, ensuring that your items arrive on time and at the correct location.

Secure Set Up Of Fine Art Displays At Their New Location

We are also experienced and skilled at taking apart and reassembling exhibits in their new locations. Some of these detailed display tasks might involve:

  • Installing and mounting frames, constructing stages or platforms, repairing and restoring frameworks or structures.
  • Installing or modifying safe and effective lighting systems for displays.
  • The expert and safe use of hydraulic lifts to move heavy pieces such as monuments.

Because of their expertise and skill, they can professionally present the artwork without compromising its integrity.

Contact Us For Your Next Move

By hiring Sea & Air, your prized possessions and delicate valuables will receive the respect and care they deserve. With the detailed and delicate task of packing, transporting, and unpacking at the new location handled, you will have more time to turn your focus on other matters that require your immediate attention. Contact us today for quality care and safety when moving your fine art or antiques.

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