Can I just say a huge thanks for an excellent service all round - your guys were incredibly friendly, helpful and efficient and made the move a much more pleasant experience than expected!

Jon, Balham


White Goods


When moving house, some people leave their white goods behind, in agreement with the buyer, particularly if they are part of a fitted kitchen. However, if you are taking yours with you, there are several things you need to know.

Moving plumbed appliances

White goods have some delicate components and, even if they are carefully prepared by an expert, there is always a chance that they may be damaged in transit. Rest assured that Eco Movers are an experienced removals firm, whose operatives have been trained by experts at our parent company, Cadogan Tate, a respected, international storage and moving expert. Whilst dryers need only to be unplugged, items such as washing machines and dishwashers need to be thoroughly emptied and prepared by somebody with the correct knowledge and qualifications beforehand.

Fridges and freezers

These items need to be emptied, disconnected and defrosted, which should take six to eight hours, but it is better to do this overnight, for convenience. Once the item is defrosted, it must be thoroughly cleaned and all loose shelves should be removed, wrapped in padding and secured with tape, before being labelled and set aside. However, if you are worried about damaging these fittings, which are often made from reinforced glass, our staff will be happy to prepare them for you, which you should arrange when you inform us of which services you will be requiring on the day. Fridges and upright freezers need to be transported in the upright position. Our staff are experienced professionals and will ensure your white goods are moved in the correct manner.


You must ensure your gas cooker is disconnected by a certified gas engineer, for safety purposes. Again, for gas or electric cookers, loose shelves and fittings need to be removed and padded for safe transport. Any leads or pipes which cannot be removed must be secured to the appliance to prevent accidents or damage to the item. If you need further advice, contact Eco Movers.



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