Hiring a moving company: Best Practises
Making sure you have a smooth move begins and ends with hiring the right moving company. There are a number of ways to make sure you are hiring the best local company. Asking the right questions and filtering criterion across research of multiple companies are the best ways to ensure that you hire the best moving company:
Do Your Research
Make sure you are researching multiple companies and comparing them all. Look for any positive or negative reviews on Google, find out how reliable each company is and contact those that appear to fit your needs.
Get an On-Site Estimate
Make sure that you receive an ‘on-site’ estimate for your move if you are moving from a 2+ bedroom home. An estimate completed over the phone is unlikely to be accurate for any large size moves. This is due to the numerous variables that are difficult to assess without physically visiting the site. During the home estimate make sure to ask as many questions to avoid surprises on moving day.
Get the Right Price
When hiring a moving company price is always an important factor. Keep in mind what is included in the pricing, whether there will be any extra fees at the end of your move and how they will be adressed. All-inclusive pricing will allow you to have a better understanding of how much your move will cost so that you can budget accordingly.
Check to see the services that each company offers. Is one company able to offer you extra services that are necessary for your move? Does one company include more services in their basic moving package? The more relevant the services offered the less that you will have to do on moving day!
Just in Case
Even in the best situations accidents can happen and damages may occur. Read the fine print to ensure your protection from loss or damage to your belongings.
Always make sure that the moving company you have hired provides a moving services agreement (contract.) This ensures that both parties understand the scope of the services and liability responsibilities. It also allows you, the client, to understand what to expect if accidents, damages or other unexpected circumstances occur during the move and how they will be addressed.
It is critical to ask the right questions and make sure you have all the information you need when hiring a mover. Doing your research from day one is the easiest way to make sure your move goes smoothly. UB Moving Services has thousands of happy customers, both residential and commercial, who have entrusted us for a successful moving experience.