We use original packing materials specifically designed for Packing up Grandfather clocks
Our company can come to your location to professionally pack up your Grandfather clock using original packing materials specifically designed for packing up Grandfather clocks safely and securely. Each Grandfather clock we pack will be treated as if it were our own. We will use original packing materials that most likely came with your Grandfather clock when it was originally shipped. We use a styrofoam box with 3 divided compartments specifically designed for your Grandfather clocks weights. We also will supply an original ridged cardboard box to hold your Grandfather clocks pendulum securely in place.
Packing and securing the inside of a Grandfather clock is the most important process of moving a Grandfather clock. Securing the Grandfather clocks movement, along with the chime rods, are critical to any move. Our repair shop repairs so many Grandfather clocks due to the improper packing of Grandfather clocks that have been packed up by moving companies, individuals and so called Grandfather clock Packers. Although watching a video on YouTube or reading an articular searched on Google may give you an idea on what needs to be done, we have never seen any that will tell you how to do it properly.
Having your Grandfather clock damaged due to improper packed up or shipped, could cost you more than having us come out and pack up your Grandfather clock professionally and securely.
Storing Your Grandfather Clock
Once your Grandfather clock has been professionally packed up, it is time to move it either into its new location or into storage. Clock Repair Service has 2 warehouses that are safe, secure and climate controlled. One of the biggest mistakes people, including moving companies, make when storing a Grandfather clock for either long or short time storage, is they will wrap your Grandfather clock in moving blankets. Wrapping a Grandfather clock in a moving blanket will not allow the Grandfather clocks wooden case to breath properly. Grandfather clocks have a lot of moving gears and other parts that need to be lubricated properly on a regular basis. When a Grandfather clock is put into long term storage (longer than 3 months), the oil will start to drip out of the oiling ports on your Grandfather clocks movement. Once your Grandfather clock is brought back to its new location and you set it up and start it up, you are most likely running your Grandfather clock's movement dry with no oil in it. Running a Grandfather clock without oil or dirty oil is no different than running your car/truck without oil in it.
When we store your Grandfather clock for you, we will leave your Grandfather clock uncovered in our climate warehouse set up and running periodically. We always service and clean your Grandfather clock prior to us putting into storage, short or long term. If your Grandfather clock has been stored with us, we will always re-oil the movement prior to us returning it. We offer local delivery of Grandfather clocks, if needed as well. Our local delivery service will include (if needed) our company delivering your Grandfather clock with 2 Certified Grandfather clock technicians. Once they have delivered your Grandfather clock back to you, they will set the Grandfather clock up in the location of choice, level the clock, clean and service the movement, as well as clean the case and polish the glass. After that service is complete, they will go over any questions you may have and re-instruct you on how to operate your Grandfather clock, if needed.
Clock Repair Service understands how important your Grandfather clock is to you and your family. We are here to help you keep your families heirloom up and running at its peek performance. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have when it comes time to service, repair, pack, move or store your Grandfather clock, so please feel free to contact us at 678-462-7856 or you can use the contact form below, or simply contact our office by email by clicking on the email icon.