How to find out the Trustworthy Moving Companies
Moving to another house can be very stressful. This stress may increase if you choose an unprofessional moving company to move your things to your new home.
If you take some time out and choose a professional and trustworthy moving company, you can save yourself a lot of this stress and have a relatively calm and quick move. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice and only get trustworthy moving companies when you shift homes:
Make a list of viable companies
First of all, you need to have a list of moving companies closer to your location and then, shortlist and choose one. To make this list, you need to do some research of your own. Ask your friends, neighbors, colleagues, and nearby family members if any for their recommendations as well as warnings about companies they have dealt with in the past.
You can also call the Better Business Bureau and get a list of suggestions. Once you have a rough list of companies, call them and see if they are affiliated with any movers’ association or reputable mover program like the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration or FMSCSA.
Get estimates from all companies
Cost is an important factor in determining what moving company to go for, so make sure you get detailed estimates from the companies in your list. In case of interstate moves, you may be charged on the weight of items being moved, the packaging, distance to the destination, and other services. It is best if a consultant from the company comes to your home to check your belongings before giving an accurate estimate. Remember to ask the company if their estimates are binding or not.
Ensure that the mover knows everything that is being moved
The mover has to know what is being moved from your home because the moving cost can increase significantly if anything out of the shipment list is included in the last minute. You also need to ensure that the mover knows about anything during the move or in your new house that can make their job more difficult. For example, your new or old home may not have adequate parking place for the moving truck, making loading or unloading difficult and increasing the cost of moving.
Confirm your responsibilities in case of property damage
Most trustworthy moving companies take full responsibility for the goods that they pack and load themselves. However, if you plan on packing some things on your own, you may need to take responsibility if its contents get broken or lost on the way.
Get the specifics of the move
A good moving company will be able to firmly tell you the delivery time frame, how many people will be involved, and other such details of the move. When you have a company that confidently gives you this information and fulfills the rest of the criteria mentioned above, you have a company that you can trust for your move.
Brad is a guest blogger who interested in writing moving and relocation related topics on behalf of Mighty Movers, a Plano based moving company offering their full services in cities such as Dallas, McKinney, Southlake, Frisco, Plano etc.