How to Move a Waterbed

How to Move a Waterbed

You simply don’t want let go of your waterbed, don’t you? Of course, nothing can beat the cushy feeling of sleeping on one. It’s like floating on a cloud of water.

But moving it to your new place entails a lot of hard work. But it’s definitely well worth every drop of your sweat. With careful planning, you can safely move your waterbed in no time. US Transit has helpful tips for you.

Step 1. The first thing you need to do before draining your waterbed by yourself is to contact your waterbed manufacturer regarding draining process of its certain type of mattress. It’s often best to drain mattresses a day before you move.

Step 2. Disassembling your waterbed will depend on the size and drainage methods used. Getting information from the manufacturer on how to drain and disassemble your waterbed is of prime importance. Another thing you need to secure is a protection plan from your mover. Get the exact cost of your waterbed. If you don’t have it, get a current retail cost. Most movers offer full coverage against loss or damage.

Step 3. Before draining, make sure you unplug the heater of the mattress. Give ample time for cooling before draining. This will prevent the heat from scorching or worse, melting your mattress.

Draining mattresses can be accomplished in several ways. For mattresses that don’t have interior baffles, try using the straight siphon method. The draining time is faster if you use an electric pump, which is sold in waterbed store’s accessories. Using a drain pump or a faucet adapter takes longer than two hours—depending on its mattress type and water pressure. Whatever method you use, remember to take out as much water as possible from your waterbed. Another way of ensuring that your waterbed is properly drained is to roll it. Rolling takes away more air out. Just keep a towel handy, as you might get wet in the process as water squirts out. Baffled mattresses should be drained to a point where the mattress resembles beef jerky in wraps. Do this carefully to avoid unwanted stress on repairing your mattress should there be any damage in the draining process. Here’s an important tip to keep in mind, if you intend to store your mattress for more than five weeks, add a mattress conditioner to the water a day before draining to prevent mold and mildew or bacterial build-up. Protect the outside of the mattress with a vinyl cleaner.

Step 4. After completion of the draining process, plug back the hole right away to make sure that it’s sealed in a vacuum-packed way. Keep all the screws, bolts and nuts in a plastic bag. Seal the bag and tape it to the bed’s frame.

Step 5. Fold the mattress into thirds as soon as it’s sealed. Fold from the head to the foot. See to it that the baffles do not shift out of place. Put them back in place when they do.

Step 6. Pack it away in a box. Ensure that it’s carefully packed to avoid unwanted punctures or cuts on the mattress. Pack the heating pad and tube thermometer.

Step 7. Once your waterbed is delivered to your new home, you may ask your moving company representative for the servicing and reassembly of your waterbed. Some moving companies offer these services. Bear in mind, that a waterbed holds roughly 200 gallons of water. So it’s best to determine where you want the waterbed to be placed before filling it. Carefully follow mattress-filling instructions. Do not turn on your heater until the waterbed is completely filled with water. It usually takes several days for a waterbed to warm. Just wait patiently and enjoy the wonderful feeling of sleeping on a floating cloud.

Professional movers can do the task of disassembling furniture even a water bed. So to make things lighter call the US Transit.

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