Finding a reputable moving company that you can rely on is of the utmost importance. After all, they’re going to be responsible for moving all of your belongings from one location to another. A few tips will make it easier to know when you’ve found the best company.
1. Ensure They are Licensed and Insured
You don’t want to work with a moving company unless they are both licensed and insured. This ensures that they are licensed by the province that you are in and insured with liability insurance. Without these two things, it’s hard to trust that they are professionals. Further, you run the risk of being financially responsible for injuries and/or damages.
2. Explore Their Services
Not all moving companies offer the same services. Some will only load, haul, and unload. Others will provide you with packing services, help you transport your vehicle, find storage solutions, and much more.
3. Read Online Reviews
Reading through online reviews is one of the best ways to learn about a moving company. Plenty of past customers will go on and review a company to say what they thought. Be sure to read the comments instead of looking at the number of stars alone. It will help you to decide if the company is reputable, friendly, affordable, and capable of providing you with the services you need.
4. Get a Cost Estimate
A cost estimate will tell you what you can expect to pay for all of the moving services that you need. If a company won’t give you an estimate over the phone or after walking your home, find a different company. You don’t want to be surprised by the costs at the end.
If you have heavy or hard-to-move items, such as a piano, you should expect to pay a little more.
5. Ask About Guarantees
Many movers will offer you a guarantee that nothing will break if they’re the ones packing things up. Some kind of guarantee should be offered to you regarding the state of your belongings once they arrive at the intended destination. You should also be told about how long it will take for the items to arrive, which is especially important in a long-distance move.
6. Read the Fine Print
All moving companies have fine print at the bottom of the agreement that you sign. It’s important to read through this as you can learn a lot about the company practices and what you can expect. Some companies remove all liability from themselves in the event that your belongings get lost or damaged in transport. If you see something like this, be sure to find a different company. Once your belongings are inside the truck, you want to make sure the company is going to take good care of everything and deliver it to your new place.
It’s not hard to find quality movers. You simply need to know what to look for. Take the time to find a good company now. There are more online resources available at Hudson Movers.