We often get asked about how to prepare a barbeque for a move. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you:
Clean the BBQ: Start by thoroughly cleaning the BBQ to remove grease, food residue, and other debris. Scrub the grates, burners, and other surfaces with a grill brush or a mild degreaser. Wipe down the exterior surfaces as well. Ensure that the BBQ is completely dry before moving on to the next steps.
Disconnect the propane tank: If your BBQ operates on propane, turn off the gas supply and disconnect the propane tank. Ensure the tank valve is closed tightly and safely disconnect it from the BBQ. Unfortunately, professional movers are unable to transport your propane tank. *See our list of non-admissible items.
Empty the charcoal or ash: If you have a charcoal grill, empty the charcoal and dispose of it safely. If you have an ash collection tray, remove and empty it as well. Ensure that all ashes are completely cool before handling them. If you are moving a fire pit, ensure this step is performed also.
Disassemble (if necessary): Depending on the type of BBQ you have, you may need to disassemble certain parts. For portable or smaller BBQs, disassembling may not be required. However, for larger and more complex BBQs, disassemble removable parts like shelves, side burners, or other accessories. Keep screws and small parts in labeled bags for easy reassembly later.
Use appropriate packing materials: Place the disassembled parts, if any, in a sturdy box or container. Use packing materials like packing paper, bubble wrap, or towels to protect the parts and prevent them from rubbing against each other.
Place your grill cover over the BBQ and let Jay’s take it from there. We will wrap it in a moving pad and secure it so it stays protected during transport.
Upon arrival at your new location, carefully unpack and reassemble the BBQ, following the manufacturer’s instructions if necessary. Reconnect the propane tank (if applicable) and conduct a safety check before using it again.
Follow these steps and soon you’ll be tempting your new neighbours with the enticing smells coming from your grill.