If you look online for a moving company, you will be hot will millions of results. This can be a bit overwhelming if you want to identify a moving company that will handle your possessions with care and professionalism.
While moving to a new place is stressful at it is, the last thing you want is the worry of the movers breaking or damaging your valuable possessions. To get over this concern there are a few main points you must consider when looking around for movers that you can trust and rely on.
1. Make Sure They are Experienced
How can you find this information? Well, if you call in and ask them how long they have been in business they can tell you. A moving company that has been around for ten years will definitely have the required experience and obviously has managed to operate that long because they have provided a good service to their clients.
On the other hand if a company has only been around for a few months, you will not be able to gauge their expertise, therefore, you may not want to give them the task of handling your household items.
2. Ask the Moving Company for referrals
If a moving company is confident about their services, they will have no problem in giving you the contact details of their recent clients. Do not reply on online testimonials on a company;s website as these can be written by anyone.
Call and speak with a few of their previous clients, ask if they were happy with the service they received. Alternatively check with the Better Business Bureau if there are any complaint or grievance against a company.
Any reputable moving company must have the appropriate insurance coverage with regards to their business. This insurance must cover the value of the goods they carry on any particular job, workmen’s compensation for their employees and any accidents or damages during transport. If an insurance company does not have this, you may find yourself with broken goods and no way yo replace them or claim damages from the moving company. Further, if any of their employees ends up having an accident on your property, you can be liable to pay them. You do not need this hassle when moving house.
4. Get Everything in Writing
Always, get a written confirmation of the contract and estimate. Do not deal with verbal guarantees. If there are any complications, you will have no way of proving your side of the story.