As I’m sure you’ve heard, moving is a difficult and stressful process. It’s hard to imagine that things can get even more complicated when you hire the wrong company to do it for you. But as we all know, this happens far too often. We want you to remain alert and informed so here is what to do if you hire the wrong moving company.
1. Do not rush the move or the research! Ask a local mover the questions you need to know before signing the dotted line.
As with most things, it is best not to procrastinate when hiring your next mover. The more time you have before your move date, the better able you will be to find a reputable and qualified moving company that meets all of your needs. This may require reaching out!
2. What types of moves does the company specialize in?
Some companies specialize in residential moves, which are typically shorter distances and less expensive or do they specialize in corporate moves, which are long-distance and more expensive.
- Be sure to ask for a quote online or over the phone to get an estimate of what your move would cost. Including all items!
- If you’re moving locally, do they offer free pickup service from any location within 50 miles of their office?
- When you call them to schedule a move with them, they should go through all the details with you so that there aren’t any surprises when it comes time for your move
3. How many years has the company been in business?
If the company you have hired has had a great reputation and is known to be reliable then you will be able to tell based on the reviews online. Check either their Google My Business Page or their Yelp! reviews for information.
Some of the things you want to hear about in the reviews: Can you tell if they offer competitive rates and they always deliver on time? Is their customer service excellent and their employees go the extra mile to make sure you’re satisfied with your purchase? Any hidden fees or charges – is everything upfront so you know what you’re paying for? How is their BBB rating?
4. What type of insurance coverage does the company offer?
When hiring movers, make sure you ask about the type and extent of liability coverage they carry. Movers without adequate worker’s compensation insurance could put consumers at risk if their employees are injured during a move; furthermore, it is very possible that these same workers will seek out financial assistance from them in case anything happens with your belongings or property! Demand written proof from each prospective company before signing up so there won’t be any surprises down the line – such as expensive items damaged because an item was moved incorrectly by mistake (most insurers only cover damage caused accidentally). Make certain to contact one for homeowner policies since many don’t offer enough protection when moving into condos/apartments where owners often have limited possessions themselves. Call your insurance agent to see if your homeowner’s policy covers your move. For more information on what the AG of the State of Florida says, click here.
For more information about our coverage options, contact us with any questions at 954-575-7028
5. Can they provide references from past customers?
Local Moving Company should be happy to provide any customer references for those looking for a moving company that can offer unparalleled service and industry knowledge.
6. If any potential problems arise during my move how will they handle them?
I’m sure you’re wondering the same thing as I was before I set out on my move, “what if anything goes wrong?” You don’t have to worry about that with King Moving and Storage. Our team of professionals will work diligently to make sure your belongings are transported properly without any damage. During the planning process, we will take care of all necessary documents so there is no confusion at either end and provide tools like packing supplies for everything else!
7. How much will they charge?
With so many moving companies to choose from, it can be hard deciding on the best company for you. Your final bill should reflect the amount negotiated without any unforeseen expenses. For a flat rate quote with no surprises, call us now or visit our website for more information.
These are just a few of the questions that may come up during your research into finding the right moving company.
Once you’ve found one with answers to all these and more, it’s time for some good old-fashioned background checking! These companies should be able to provide proof of insurance as well. For a flat rate move estimate, contact us by filling out this form.