If you want to have a professional moving company come to your living space and move all your stuff, but you worry about finding a company you can trust, there are a few things you can do to make sure you get a reliable moving team. You'll want to spend the time looking into the following things to make sure that you get a moving company that is going to provide you with the services that you deserve.
Drive by the Office Location
Drive by the office to see the moving vehicles parked outside and to make sure that the office is a legitimate business. There are many moving scams where people will show up with an unmarked truck and load up your things and drive off with them and you never can get a hold of them again. You may even want to verify the businesses information with the Better Business Bureau to be 100 percent sure they are a real business.
Ask About Insurance
The moving company needs to have their own insurance for a variety of reasons. They need to have an insurance policy that covers the total value of all your items in the truck being moved. They also need to have workers compensation insurance and injury insurance for their employees, so one of their staff doesn't try to sue you because they get injured while working on your moving project. They also should be willing to give the information of their bond agency.
Call around and get the price details from at least two companies, and know what to compare. One company may charge by the hour, the other company by the size of the truck and the mileage. You don't want to think you're getting a better deal and end up paying a lot more because you didn't understand all of the fees. If the company doesn't get the move done in the amount of time they have allotted, find out if you are to blame for the problem or the movers and if it's going to cost you.
There are many reputable and reliable moving companies that are going to do a fast and efficient job moving your belongings with care. Talk with the different local moving companies to get more information and see if there are any discounts or specials available, and read reviews to find a company that you'll feel comfortable with and trust.Share
8 January 2016
When you have to pack up your things and move to a new home, the last thing you really want to do is spend a lot of time reading over the contracts from the moving company. What do you need to look for in these contracts to protect yourself from surprise invoices after the services have been provided? Are there any steps that you can take to protect yourself from these surprise fees that may break your budget? Our blog will show you everything that you need to know about the contracts between you and a moving service helping you through a difficult time.