On Moving a Pool Table
Are you moving, but having a hard time moving a pool table? That’s okay – they can be a real pain to move! It’s one of the parts of household goods moving that a lot of people don’t think about. But it’s true, pool tables require their own special movers to keep them in prime working condition.
And there’s a number of different reasons why. Shipping a pool table requires professional movers who understand all the intricacies of moving a pool table to begin with. So read on to learn more about why moving a pool table can be so difficult and why there are moving companies that only specialize in pool table moving services.
The reality of moving a pool table
Pool tables are often too large to simply move. Unlike a couch, they weigh a metric ton (okay, not literally, but pool tables are really heavy). This means that they need to be disassembled at pickup and reassembled at delivery, and not just anyone can do that. And the reason is pretty simple – if you don’t do it right, you don’t have a working pool table.
Pool tables need to be professionally disassembled on pickup, and on delivery they need to be recalibrated, releveled, and reassembled. Can you do that? Unless you’re a professional pool table mover, probably not. And this is why many professional moving companies can’t either; they know household goods, not pool tables.
But without them being professionally moved, your pool table could become unlevel, which results in a bad billiard experience. The felt could get scratched, which will affect play, and so much more. This is why you need to hire professional pool table movers to move your pool table (really, any billiard table). What’s cool, though, is that it’ll get moved right the first time.
What goes into the cost of moving a pool table
So, there are a lot of things that you have to think about when moving a pool table, and the biggest one is, naturally, cost. Most pool table movers are local, so finding a long distance one may be harder. Most times, you can get a pool table mover to load your pool table in the moving van and then find another local pool table mover to install it when it’s delivered. Some are nationwide, but you may have to do some research to find them.
Now, let’s talk about cost. For starters, you have to tell them what kind of pool table you’re moving. Is it slate, is it wood, is it a combo, is it something else? Does it have drop pockets, or inset pockets? Most people don’t know that pool tables aren’t meant to be moved in one piece, and it can actually damage the table to move it that way. Is it a seven foot table, or an eight foot table? Is it even larger, like a snooker table? Different materials and sizes are going to affect pricing, you know.
How far is the pool table going? How many stairs have to be navigated? Do you want a new cover? Did you know that the best time to re-cover a pool table is when you move it? A lot of people don’t. Are you moving a pool table for your residence, or a business? Business moves tend to cost more for various reasons. But these are the main factors that go into the cost of shipping a pool table. For more information, speak to a household mover or look up a local pool table mover in your area.
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