When they consider hiring removalists in Perth, many people have larger items on their mind. Moving something as large and bulky as a pool table is a daunting task. If the pool table isn’t moved carefully, it can be damaged easily, and this can be expensive to repair. In this article, we will look at six simple steps that you can follow to move your pool table safely.
Step 1: Get Some Help
Moving a pool table is not a one person job, and you will need someone to help you with the heavy lifting. If you don’t have anyone to help or you would prefer to use professional removalists, Perth residents should contact Emmanuel Transport.
Step 2: Take Off the Pockets
A standard pool table will have four corners and two side pockets. These six pockets could be attached to the pool table in a number of ways depending on your particular table. A common method used on modern pool tables is to staple to pockets to the underside of the table. The staples can be easily removed with a staple puller, or if you don’t have one, a flat head screwdriver will suffice if you go slowly.
Step 3: Take Off the Rails
Most rails are bolted directly to the pool table, and they need to be removed. Use a socket wrench with an appropriate socket to disconnect the rails from the table. Then carefully slide them out and keep them safe for the move.
Step 4: Take Off the Felt
The felt should be stapled to the slate surface of your pool table, and it can easily tear. So, when you remove the felt go very slowly and follow the line of staples along the side edges. Remove the staples gently with a staple puller and fold the felt as you go to avoid damaging it accidentally.
Step 5: Take the Slate Off the Table
The slate will usually be secured to the table with screws, and these can be removed with a screwdriver. The slate is very heavy, and you will need some help to remove it safely. Place a moving blanket on the floor first, lift the slate and place it at the centre of the blanket. If the moving blanket isn’t big enough use a second blanket and tape the blanket securely around the slate.
Step 6: Take Off the Legs
The pool table legs are usually screwed in place at the bottom of the frame, and they will be easy to remove with a screwdriver. You may need some help to hold the table weight as you remove each leg in turn. Then wrap the frame and each of the legs in separate moving blankets to keep them safe.
Step 7: Load the Vehicle
The wrapped slate should go in first, and it needs to be kept flat. Then load the wrapped frame on top carefully to avoid damage. Finally, put in the legs on top of the frame or down the sides if you need more room.
If you’re looking for the best removalists in Perth get in touch with us here at Emmanuel Transport for a no obligation quote.