Removing a Door Jamb When Moving Furniture

At Moving Ahead Services, we have a lot of skills, training, and knowledge behind our services, allowing us to help our customers on several levels. One such way that we are able to help customers is with our expertise in preserving a home’s structure and preventing damage to it during the moving process.

Have you ever moved without the help of professionals and struggled to fit items through doorways or found yourself creating chips, scrapes, or other fractures? The home that you’re leaving may no longer be your home, but it is still going to be someone’s home, and that person shouldn’t have to deal with unnecessary damage that wasn’t there when they agreed to buy the home. Not to mention, if you have a landlord, apartment manager, or anyone else who will be inspecting the home before you leave, you could be facing unpleasant fees or fines that you were not expecting due to damage caused while moving out.

When we move your furniture, door jambs and frames are one of our primary concerns, as one of the most common ways that homes get damaged upon moving out is by trying to pass large furniture or other objects through doorways. What we will do to prevent such a problem that many people are unaware of being able to do is remove the door jamb. This is something that we can and recommend doing for you, but if you are compelled and feel comfortable enough to do it yourself to save some time, follow the following steps:

1. Though this part might be the most intimidating, removing the door is the first step required to remove the door jamb. Use a hammer and nail to tap out the hinges by placing the nail on each hinge and tapping it from the bottom up with the hammer. Once all of the hinges are out, you can remove the door.

2. Remove the trim next by cutting along the outer edge of the trim with a knife to separate it from the paint. Gently pry the trim up with a hammer until you can fit in a crowbar that will let you pull the nails out of the jamb. Use the crowbar to continue prying from all angles until the trim is free, using pliers to pull the nails out, and then set the trim off to the side for later.

3. Finally, use a jigsaw to work your way along the jamb and remove the screws, nails and fasteners until you are able to remove each jamb piece. Once all three jamb pieces are removed, your doorway is ready for furniture to be moved through it.

If you have read these steps and still do not feel that you have a solid understanding of how to proceed, then please either look up more information or just have our movers take care of the door jamb for you, as we do not want you getting injured or damaging your home. Remember, the whole point of removing the door jamb in the first place is to prevent damage, so the process is pointless if it only results in more damage. Our movers are professionally trained and skilled with the proper tools, which we supply for them, and they will be more than happy to help you with this to ensure a safe move.

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