Pool tables are a lot of fun. They bring families and friends together over an entertaining game. They also act as a stylish centrepiece. Plus, they boost property value much better than other less exciting pieces of furniture. However, it’s different when you try to move them.
If you’re in between house moves, you’ve probably thought about the logistics of removing your pool table, snooker table, or billiard table more than other pieces of furniture.
They can be a pain to remove because of how bulky and complicated they are. The bigger an item is, the easier it is for things to go wrong. You could injure yourself or damage the pool table if you do this heavy-duty task yourself.
So, we highly recommend hiring pool table removal services for a risk-free relocation experience where you can focus your attention on what needs it and leave professional work for professionals. If you’re interested in getting your pool table removed professionally, our staff at King Gong Rubbish Removal is more than happy to help!
WHY DO YOU NEED POOL TABLE REMOVALISTS?
Your first instinct when it comes to billiard table removals is probably to “get it over with”. You want to get the job done quickly and with as little cost as possible. Surprisingly, you’ll want to hire pool table relocation services for these reasons and more.
The difference between a professional mover and a typical pool table owner is huge in getting the same job done. Hiring removalists Sydney-wide ensures that the pool table will be moved by people who know what they’re doing.
They’ve done it many times and will do it many more. Years of experience make such a job become second nature to them. They automatically know the questions to ask and the steps to do, even in what order.
Before you try to move a pool table at home without help, ask yourself, “how many times have I ever done this?” Chances are, you haven’t done it enough times to ensure the success of the task at hand. That’s why hiring a removal company is the right step.
One of the main reasons why hiring furniture removal companies is a no-brainer when it comes to heavy furniture is safety. The risk of injury is simply too high, and nothing is worth exposing yourself to such a risk, not even the relocation costs.
You’ll probably bang the furniture into the walls or scratch it if you don’t have a proper lifting technique in mind.
Pool tables are considered specialty items, meaning that removal companies charge higher for moving them because they’re incredibly large, heavy, fragile, and overall risky to move.
Trained removalists come with their own special equipment and know all the procedures of how to disassemble, lift, transport, and reassemble the pool table safely.
When moving house, time is money. There’s so much to do, and you can easily feel too overwhelmed and distracted to take care of everything yourself. When you don’t know much about something, you’ll take much longer to do it than you need.
Disassembling, lifting, and going the distance between two locations sounds straightforward in theory. However, it takes non-professionals a lot of time to do.
On the other hand, if you hire reputable, trained removalists, they will do the job quickly and efficiently. Plus, they adhere to strict schedules, which streamlines your whole relocation experience.
4. VALUE FOR MONEY
If you ask anyone who chooses to DIY their furniture removals Sydney-wide why they do so, they’ll probably tell you that it’s to save money, which is understandable.
That being said, doing the whole task yourself will actually cost you more than hiring someone. There are so many hidden costs to moving that you’ll probably never know how much it costs until you’re right in the middle of it. Think of the packaging, moving tools, moving vehicles, and gas costs. There are always last-minute fees to pay, as well.
Yet, if you hire a rubbish removalist company, you get free quotes where you’ll be informed of the all-inclusive price before you commit to anything. So, while the DIY route sounds cost-effective in theory, getting help when needed actually saves you more money.
BENEFITS OF HIRING TIP IT RUBBISH REMOVAL
Here are the reasons why King Gong Rubbish Removal has the best pool table removalists in Sydney, NSW, Australia.
King Gong Rubbish Removal is a waste management business that helps its customers move, remove, declutter, and clean up anything that you could imagine. We boast our experience of over four decades in providing removal services of all kinds for your home or business.
With a team of trained pool table removers, your most valuable items will be in safe hands.
Our company prides itself on providing customers with pool table removal services all over Sydney, NSW.
Wherever you are, whatever you need to be removed, we service anyone from the Sydney CBD to Northern Beaches, Eastern and Western Suburbs, to the Sutherland Shire, and everywhere in the middle.
If you’re reluctant to hire removal services for the prices, we definitely get it. Because we don’t want any surprises either, we provide free quotes where our guys carry out an on-site assessment to inform you of the all-inclusive prices before you agree to anything.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REMOVE A POOL TABLE?
The most common question we get at King Gong Rubbish Removal is definitely how much the pool table removal costs. It depends on the size of the job. Generally speaking, small jobs start from $189, medium jobs start from $349, and larger jobs start from $649.
If you’re still uncertain about the size of the job you have in mind, that’s okay. Call us on 0401 222 155, and we’ll assist you.
FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE COST OF POOL TABLE REMOVALS
There are many factors that come into play when a pool table removal service assesses and charges its prices. The weight of the pool table, the level of access at both locations, the distance between them, packaging materials used, the level of expertise required, number of removalists needed, and so on.
CAN I MOVE MY POOL TABLE WITHOUT TAKING IT APART?
The average pool table weighs anywhere between 295 and 408 kilograms. So, it’s safe to say that it’s one of the heaviest pieces of furniture that you could have at home or your place of business. Needless to say, pool tables removal requires taking them apart in order to relocate them safely.
FIRST STEP: GATHER THE TOOLS
Surprisingly, you’ll need more tools and equipment in moving a pool table than any other pieces of furniture. First things first, get a power drill, screwdriver, staple remover, lifting straps, and socket wrench. Also, don’t forget the boxes, labels, packing tape, bubble wrap, and moving blankets.
SECOND STEP: RENT A RELOCATION VEHICLE
Believe it or not, your car, no matter how large it is, isn’t large enough for billiard table removal. The average table ranges from 213 to 274 cm long. So, you’ll want to rent a moving truck that can easily carry this type of item.
THIRD STEP: HIRE HELP
This is the part where you find as many strong helpers as you can to help you with the job. They could be friends, family, or local removalists. Either way, they should wear slip-resistant shoes.
FOURTH STEP: TAKE MEASUREMENTS
Now, get a measuring tape and measure everything that the pool table will have to pass through, such as doorways, hallways, and staircases. This step will prevent the likelihood of accidents. Also, this is a good place to protect the doors, floors, and walls with towels or child-proof bumpers.
FIFTH STEP: DISASSEMBLE THE POOL TABLE
Start by removing the ball pockets either by removing their staples or unscrewing them. Next, remove the bolts in the side rails with the socket wrench, then remove the side rails themselves. Store the bolts and screws in labelled boxes.
Now, it’s time to use the staple remover to get the felt off the pool table. Take the staples out as gently as possible. Then, the heaviest object to remove, which is the slates, will be tackled with a power drill. Finally, what’s left is the legs, which you’ll remove one by one and the main body of the table.
FINAL STEP: BUCKLE UP AND MOVE
Protect each item with moving blankets and bubble wrap, especially the slates. You can use lifting straps with the heaviest parts and packing tape with the most delicate ones.
After loading everything, drive carefully. Getting to the destination quickly isn’t worth damaging a pool table.
HOW DO I DISPOSE OF A POOL TABLE?
If the pool table is still in good condition, you can sell it. You can do it on an online auction website, social media groups, or online billiard communities.
You can also go the old-fashion way by posting an advertisement in the newspaper. If all fails, ask around. You probably know someone who knows someone.
Believe it or not, there’s so much that you can do with a pool table beyond its original purpose. You can turn it into a football table, table tennis top, industrial bar table, workbench top, or a DIY craft table. The possibilities are endless when you have something that large and heavy.
If you don’t want your pool table anymore but feel that it’s still too good to be thrown away, find it another home. Local community centres will be overjoyed to get billiard tables. Ask charities in your area if they’d be interested in a pool table.
CALL RUBBISH REMOVAL
If you can’t picture the pool table in a new home or find it of use for any other purpose, it’s best to call rubbish or pool table removalists. Schedule an appointment, and we’ll take care of it for you.