Columbus mover E.E. Ward Moving & Storage recommends NEXT DAY SERVICE for the items listed below, due to the effects of cold weather conditions on these items. The recommendations are to give the items time to acclimate to room temperature prior to servicing.
Electronic Equipment – Manufacturers of TVs, computers, sound system components and other electrical/electronic items warn that extreme temperature changes can cause condensation in electrical components and they “highly recommend” waiting 24 hours before servicing / reconnecting these types of items.
Grandfather Clocks – Cold temperatures can cause the small gears, components and moving parts of the clock mechanism to contract and therefore restrict movement. The oil used to lubricate clocks also can be affected by cold weather causing restricted movement within the mechanism. Clocks should be allowed to acclimate and reach room temperature before servicing, re-starting the clock.
Washing Machines – Our technicians drain water from the pump at origin, however the washer will always retain some water in the mixer value, pump housing and internal hoses. Attempting to operate any style of washer with moisture frozen internally may result in damage to internal components.
Dryers – Internal components such as igniters, ceramic heating elements can become brittle in cold temperatures, attempting to operate the dryer will cause a “sudden” temperature change and can damage internal parts.
Icemakers – Our technicians drain the solenoid values, supply lines and the water filter (if applicable) when servicing at origin, however residual moisture in those internal parts may freeze. The icemaker / refrigerator should be allowed to reach room temperature to ensure a complete and thorough system check upon reconnection.
Waterbed Mattresses – Residual moisture inside the mattress will freeze during cold temperatures. Attempting to handle a vinyl waterbed mattress before it is allowed to reach room temperature may cause cracking in the vinyl. Waterbed mattresses should be allowed 24 hours to reach room temperature before handling / re-assembly is attempted.
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These recommendations come from many years of experience and product knowledge, as well as manufacturer procedures and recommendations. The E.E. Ward standard is excellence, and we accept nothing less.