To ensure a successful waterbed move, care must be taken to properly prepare your waterbed for transportation. With adequate pre-planning and proper packing, your waterbed may be safely transported. Plan to allow adequate time to completely drain and disassemble your waterbed.
Tips on How to Move Your Waterbed
Premier Relocations, like most full service moving companies, requires you to drain the mattress prior to moving day. When folding your mattress, the baffles within the mattress will require special handling to avoid damaging them. Make sure that the waterbed has been completely drained. Water left in the mattress can cause the baffles to move out of place and can freeze in the winter. Either occurrence can destroy the mattress.
The mattress should then be folded to the end, so that each of the flotation baffles is folded on top of the next. You will end up with a folded piece as long as the width of the mattress and as wide as the width of the flotation baffles. This assembly can then be wrapped in pads and loaded into the van by your moving crew. If the mattress is to be in storage for more than five weeks, you may choose to purchase a conditioner for inhibiting mold and mildew growth. This product can be purchased from a waterbed store.
The heating pad also must be treated with care. Roll the pad, starting from either end of the bed. Rolling ensures that the elements within the heating pad will not be broken or twisted. A little planning and care will help to assure that your waterbed has a safe trip to your new home.
Be sure to talk to your moving consultant if you have any questions about safely transporting your waterbed.