PROVEN RELOCATION EXPERTISE
Special Expertise in Shipping Grandfather Clocks
We’re known in Southwest Florida to be the best crating company for grandfather clocks. We have been shipping grandfather clocks from our location for over 16 years. It is not unusual for us to have three or four clocks in our crating center during a week. All grandfather clocks are secured in wood crates with special foam packing to ensure their safe travel. If you are shipping the clock internationally, we will place it in vapor barrier bagging with desiccant to prevent moisture penetration that could occur during container shipping to an international port.
A History of Success Handling Grandfather Clocks
Grandfather clocks often have special memories attached to them, so their safe handling is especially important when planning an estate move. We help you make arrangements to have the pendulum and weights secured properly before we pick up the clock for crating. Then, when the clock has arrived at its destination, we provide white-glove delivery service.
Our Proven Process for Moving Grandfather Clocks
We start by helping you make the arrangements to have the pendulum, weights, and internal workings dealt with properly. After those items are removed by the clock master, Craters & Freighters calls to schedule your pickup.
Your clock is shrink-wrapped and placed in a custom-built wood crate. The pendulum is bubble-wrapped and taped to the top front of the clock. The interior of the crate is lined with Styrofoam™ and custom bracing to prevent movement and ensure the clock travels safely.
Grandfather clocks being shipped internationally are placed in a vapor barrier bag with a desiccant to prevent moisture from damaging them during shipping.
Fully Customized Solutions
Grandfather clocks are unique pieces that require specialized packing, crating, and moving expertise. Craters & Freighters Southwest Florida has the skill and experience to ensure grandfather clocks are properly protected.
We have moved many grandfather clocks through the years, but we have never moved yours. Our teams take nothing for granted when handling these beautiful works of art.
While we have tremendous expertise in this area, we leverage it as if each grandfather clock move is our first. Every packaging and crating engagement we take on involves a customized blocking, bracing, and cushioning solutions specific to that item to ensure it is perfectly prepared for the rigors of shipping.
Selecting the Right Company to Care For, Protect, and Move Your Clock
To find the right company for your move, start by doing an internet search for phrases like “grandfather clock shipping,” “estate moves,” or “estate shipping” in your local area. You can even find information by posing a question such as, “How can I ship a grandfather clock?” A good shipping company will have specific information posted on their website about how they handle specialty items, will have photos showing examples of their work, and will have been in business for a while.
Once you’ve found a company to call, there are some key questions to ask. Shipping companies that have handled clocks in the past will be able to answer them without hesitation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I move a grandfather clock myself?
What do you need to know about this move?
Are you a single-source provider?
Can I insure a grandfather clock?
Do you work with a clock expert (aka a clock master)?
What information do I need to provide to help with the moving process?
Howard Miller, Sligh, and Ridgeway grandfather clocks in particular are one-of-a-kind works of art. An expert shipping company will offer white-glove pickup and delivery options for these items. Their truck drivers will handle the clock wearing white gloves to prevent fingerprints and scratches to delicate surfaces. White-glove services may also include wearing foot booties and protecting flooring and walls from damage.
How do you pack grandfather clocks?
On the day of pick up, the shipping company should take care in individually labeling and boxing all of the clock’s inner workings that were removed by the clock master. This will ensure that you receive all its pieces upon delivery.
How do you crate grandfather clocks?
Do you offer international shipping? If so, what does that entail?
Take the Stress Out of Shipping Your Grandfather Clock!
Single-source packaging, crating, and shipping companies will make moving your grandfather clock a stress-free experience by caring for your clock from the moment they pick it up until the time it’s delivered to its final destination. With the advice provided above, you should have all you need to ensure your clock arrives in perfect condition.
Get a fast, free, no-obligation cost estimate from Craters & Freighters Southwest Florida.
We are locally owned and operated, and will care for your items from the time of pickup to delivery. Provide some information on your needs and we’ll get back to you right away with a figure you can use in your planning.