Identifying and Disposing of Hazardous Materials before Your Move

Are you thinking about moving? Whether you are embarking on a cross-country move or you are only moving a short distance, there is a lot of planning to be done. As you are sorting through your belongings deciding what to bring with you and what can be donated or thrown away, remember that certain items can be hazardous for your movers and packers in Charlotte, NC to transport. If you are unsure as to whether specific things can be moved, be sure to check with your local movers to find out if it is safe. Read on to learn about a few of the hazardous materials you should dispose of before you move. moving - day

In the Garage

Your garage may be where you find the most hazardous materials that should be left behind when your movers and packers arrive. For example, spare car batteries contain corrosive materials, and should not be transported in a moving truck to your new house. Ammonia, fertilizer, and lighter fluid also should not be taken with you to your new neighborhood, as they are flammable and possibly even explosive under the right conditions. Transporting these materials can put your belongings at risk, as well as the safety of your movers.

In the Tool Shed

Head out to your tool shed to find more hazardous items you can give to a neighbor or dispose of properly before you move. Fireworks may be fun on holidays, but they are dangerous for your movers to transport. Any poisons you use to keep your yard in good shape and free from pests should also stay at your current house or be thrown out. This includes weed killers and pesticides. Even if you have a pool at your new home, do not bring your old pool chemicals with you. Start fresh when you get to your new house and do not transport chlorine, shock, or other pool chemicals with your moving services.

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