Ways to protect stairs during your move !

Protection of wooden stairs !

1.Use rugs or blankets
The proven and most safe method to protect wooden stairs during your relocation is to place old rugs or blankets over them to serve as temporary protection of the wood surface. Look around the house for suitable soft and padded covers that you won’t really mind getting dirty or getting ripped in the process. The stairs will be subjected to increased foot traffic when you are moving so adequate protection for the entire staircase is required and you must consider protection of your stairs at all time.

Position those old rugs or blankets slowly and carefully over each step and make sure you use painters tape to secure the soft covers to the stairs in order to keep them stationary, prevent them from getting bunched up, and thus avoid any accidents and damage.

2.Secure stairs with plastic film
The rugs or blankets will keep your stairs protected in case something heavy – like a piece of furniture – gets dropped on the staircase. But what do you do about  water, mud or even snow that your movers’ shoes are likely to bring into the house in the frenzy of a relocation?

For that purpose Intermove Bosnia can advice and encourage you to use self-adhesive plastic film over the padded coverings as an outer isolation protection layer from dirty and possibly wet shoes. Also, it is importante to get plastic film that has a non-slip surface to avoid any accidents.

All of the above stated means that you need to purchase the carpet film protector which will be an extra expense for you but in the end it would be worth it.

3.Try to use floor runners

Using a floor runner is a quality choice when you trying to protecting your wood stairs. Floor runners are protective coverings made of neoprene and have an anti-slip surface on one side for additional protection. In fact, floor runners are the best way to keep your stairs perfectly secured because they are really easy to install and can be used directly onto the wood stairs, but the only disadvantage of using floor runners to guard your stairs is their high price and for that amount of money they can serve you wery well.

How to protect carpeted stairs when moving !

For protection of your carpeted stairs, you’ll  need only to add a water-proof covering over them as they are already well-padded by the pre-installed carpet over them.

1. Use carpet masking

Again, you should be free to use and reuse a carpet mask – a plastic film designed to protect carpets whenever necessary. If you can try get the type of plastic covering that is self-adhesive to eliminate the extra task of securing that protective cover against shifting in the worst possible moment.

In case you can’t get hold of self-adhesive carpet protectors, then you can trust Intermove Bosnia and use painters tape to secure the common plastic film onto the stairs.

2.Try with floor runners
Again, using floor runners is a good method to protect carpeted stairs. Floor runners can prove to be expensive but they can still prove to be cheaper than having to clean or even replace the carpet you currently have on your staircase.

For protection of your carpeted stairs, you’ll  need only to add a water-proof covering over them as they are already well-padded by the pre-installed carpet over them.

Use carpet masking

Again, you should be free to use and reuse a carpet mask – a plastic film designed to protect carpets whenever necessary. If you can try get the type of plastic covering that is self-adhesive to eliminate the extra task of securing that protective cover against shifting in the worst possible moment.

In case you can’t get hold of self-adhesive carpet protectors, then you can trust Intermove Bosnia and use painters tape to secure the common plastic film onto the stairs.

Try with floor runners
Again, using floor runners is a good method to protect carpeted stairs. Floor runners can prove to be expensive but they can still prove to be cheaper than having to clean or even replace the carpet you currently have on your staircase.

Ways to protect staircase rails during your move !

You need also to secure and protect the rails of your staircase as well. To do exatly that the best way is to wrap furniture blankets around them and use pieces of tape or string to hold them fixed in place. If you don’t have any furniture blankets left, you can use ordinary blankets or old pieces of clothing that will serve as extra padding during your move.

Once you pad well the staircase rails, you won’t have to worry about damaging the railings when you bring down or carry up large and heavy personal items.

Indirect ways to protect stairs when moving !

So far Intermove advice you about direct ways of protecting stairs during a move. Those direct ways apply only direct on the stairs. But, additionaly there is some clever indirect ways to help prevent any untimely damage to the stairs of your house.

1.Protect furniture.

Wrap in thick protective blankets (Any kind of blankets or any piece of cloth big enough for wraping) any furniture pieces that you intend to carry down or up the stairs.
2.Use strong boxes.

Always pack your things into sturdy boxes that won’t accidentally break while you go up or down the stairs. When using used cardboard boxes, make sure you double-tape their bottoms for extra reinforcement and protection.
3.Use a rubber-wheel dolly.

When moving extra heavy items down or up the stairs, you’d be better off using a moving dolly to avoid random personal injuries of any kind and prevent property damage. Use only a high-quality moving dolly with rubber wheels and have at least one extra person to help you out.
4.Importance of placing a doormat.

You’re advised to place a large doormat in front of the front door as the first line of defense against dirty and wet shoes. For additional  protection, have a second doormat inside the home for better results.
5.Use shoe covers.

Encourages the usage of shoe covers.. They are very affordable and surprisingly effective in keeping your floors and stairs protected against dirt, dust, water, mud, or even snow. The only problem with using shoe covers is how to convince people to wear them.

Because moving your items up and down the stairs can be very difficult the good news for you is that when you hire professional movers, they will be responsible for protecting your floors and stairs from any type of damage. So trust us when it comes to protection of your household goods as well as protection of your home because we have years of experience and a low percentage of injury and damage. Our happy client and happy workers is our best proof for that.

So keep on carrying.



















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