We were called out to Atlanta to pack a Howard Miller Grandfather clock the other day. Clock Repair Service packs and packs/moves many Grandfather clocks per year. Packing a Grandfather Clock for a move is not all that difficult, however so many moving companies do not pack the clock correctly. We are called out many times to a customers home after a moving company has moved their Grandfather Clock. Packing the insides of a Grandfather Clock is the most important part of moving one.
There are many items inside a Grandfather Clock that will break off if not properly packed.
When Packing the inside of a Grandfather Clock make sure the chime rods are secured correctly. We replace several Grandfather Clock chime rods due to them not being secured prior to moving. The suspension spring and the pendulum leader also needs to be secured prior to moving the Grandfather clock.
Removing the Weights and the pendulum is a must. Even if you plan to move your Grandfather clock just across the room.
Securing the cables or the chins that hold the weights also need to be secured prior to moving your Grandfather Clock. If they are improperly or not secured, you will run the risk of having your Grandfather Clocks chains or cable slip off their track. Its obvious when a chain falls off its track, you will find the chain lying on the bottom of the Grandfather Clock. Not the same with a cable driven Grandfather Clock. Its almost impossible to tell if your cable on the Grandfather clock has slipped off its track. You will know if the cable has slipped off the track when your Grandfather clock quiets running or chiming.
Packing your Grandfather Clock correctly the first time will save you time, money and a headache. If your moving company moving your Grandfather clock doesn't secure the inner working of your Grandfather Clock, there will be damage on the receiving end of the Grandfather Clocks journey.
If you are in doubt with their ability to move your Grandfather Clock, most Clock Repair companies will provide you with a moving or packing service.
Clock Repair Service has been in business for over 10 years now. We service more Grandfather clocks than any other clock company in the state of Georgia. We have 2 Grandfather Clock Technicians that are on the road Monday - Friday repairing 2-3 Grandfather clocks per day, EACH.. That's allot of clocks in the past 10+ years. Our service area at this point is from Chattanooga, Tennessee down to Macon Georgia. The bulk of our Grandfather Clock repairs are however, in the Metro Atalanta area. We service Grandfather clocks ranging from 200+ years old to current models. We do service all brands of Grandfather Clocks and we are an Authorized Sales and Service center for both Howard Miller and Ridgeway clocks.