Things You Should Know Before Committing To A Moving Company
Unlike a decade or so ago where people were stuck in one place for a very long time, moving from one house to another has become the order of the day today. With so many moves taking place, it is a small miracle that most of the moves go smoothly with no issues reported. Even so, you cannot afford to work with the wrong team of movers. Rest assured there are those unscrupulous movers and scammers even in this moving industry, more reason to be careful with whom you work with. A good way to minimize your chances of a bad experience is to ensure you are informed each step of the way until your goods reach their intended destination in good shape. The following are some highlights to get you started.
First you must know how the movers arrive at their charges for moving? The best movers in the industry will charge you based on the weight of your goods and the space they occupy in the moving truck. A good moving company should take enough time to take note of all moving inventory so they can determine the actual weight and bulk of what needs to be moved. A good estimator should check all storage places including bookcases, garages, drawers, cupboards etc. just so they can get an accurate estimate. Still on point, you should be wary of estimators who will take a quick walk-through with you without asking questions of what needs to be moved. Items that you plan to leave behind, donate or sell could occupy a substantial amount of space on the truck, costing you unnecessarily.
By the same token, avoid paying the entire amount of money required, or making a large deposit until the goods on transit reach their final destination. To be on the safer side how about you make your payments using a credit card? By the same token, a good company worth their name in weight should be very transparent with their identity, both online and offline. It isn’t uncommon to find some companies trying to avoid Better Business Bureau assessment, hence will come with a variety of names. You cannot afford to work with a shoddy company so ensure you verify the company has a physical address with relevant information about insurance and licensing. When you call the moving company, the employees should be able to answer the phone with the full name of the company. Take time to establish whether or not they have valid state and federal license numbers to operate as a moving company.