3 Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Moving Company

26 January 2018
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Have you been making plans to move, whether to another city or within the same city? Are you confused about how to choose exactly who to hire to help you move? Moving can be a hectic and stressful time in anyone's life. Fortunately, this stress can be lessened greatly with the help of a qualified moving company. But since no two companies are created equal, it can sometimes be a challenge to decide exactly which one to hire for the task. But by asking the right questions, you're going to be better able to choose between the available options. Some things for you to ask include:

Do you handle moves like this often? If you have slightly unusual items to move, such as a piano or several pieces of antique furniture, you need to make sure that the company you hire has experience with these kinds of items. Some moving companies only have experience with basic moves involving the types of items that you normally find in a house. Not knowing how to move unusual items doesn't necessarily make any movers bad, simply not right for your move. These movers may be fine if you were doing a standard move, but you may not necessarily want to trust them with some of your more unusual items.

What sort of coverage do you offer? Although moving companies try to prevent it from happening, damage is a thing that can happen during any move. Whether it happens because your item is dropped or because someone causes an accident by running into the moving van, you want to make sure that the damage is covered. Some companies only have coverage per pound of item being moved. You should always check to make sure that full replacement coverage is offered for your move; make sure to read the policy completely before agreeing to sign anything.

How long have you been in business? Less reputable moving companies will sometimes go out of business, only for the owner to open up a "new" moving company not long afterward. This is done in order to conceal all of the complaints that have been lodged against the company. Most moving companies that you find are going to be trustworthy, but this is still a tactic that you should be aware of. Before agreeing to hire any company, you should look into how long they've been in business. If it's only been a few years, you may want to consider looking for a company that has been around longer.