So you’re going to have to move. Oh what joy and fun. Let’s face it, most people do not like the thought of moving, but it just has to be done. It’s hectic, stressful and it’s an incredibly busy time. Then you have to arrange things with the movers. You want to hire a reputable moving company. You want to plan and make sure everything goes smoothly with no hitches. When hiring a moving company, you need to ask many questions to protect yourself and your belongings, so here are the top questions to ask movers.
1. “Will You Come To My Home To Do An Estimate?”
If a moving company is reputable and professional, they should do so. This is a good thing, because they will be able to advise you on anything they see during the visit that might make the move more difficult or more costly. The last thing you need is for an unforeseen problem putting a hold on everything. Have you seen people move to a new place only to end up placing all their belongings in the apartment lobby because of a problem? Everything from start to finish must be seamless.
2. “Are There Any Extra Charges For Stairs?”
You don’t want any surprises, so it’s best to ask this. Some of them will charge for stairs or for 2 floors while others may not.
3. “Is Your Company licensed?”
You should move with confidence and feel that you’re in good hands. Your property must also be protected and handled with great care. The company should have no qualms about divulging this information.
4. “How Long Have You Been In Business?”
Generally, if they’ve been in business for a good few years, you can feel a little better. They’ve been around and offer competitive prices and you may find some reviews about them as well.
5. “Do You Have Content Insurance?”
In the event that something goes missing or is damaged in transit, you want to know how much the coverage is for and also what the deductible is. Learn more information and find additional resources at the Hudson Movers Ltd website.
6. “I’d Like To See Your Worker’s Compensation Insurance”
Make sure that you ask for and see their workers compensation insurance. If they hesitate or don’t have it, call it off and hire someone else. If one of the movers happens to hurt himself on your property and has no coverage or protection, YOU are the one who is liable, so tread carefully.
7. Ask Them If They Have Tools, Moving Blankets, Etc.
Find out if they bring all the necessary tools and aids to simplify the move. See if their truck has a moving ramp. This helps to safeguard some of your heavier items from damage. Make sure they have their own dollies.
You may also want to ask them if they charge anything extra for dismantling and assembling any of your belongings. Some do and some don’t but it’s nice to know where you stand. Find out as much as you can about them before you hire them and when you do, you can feel confident in doing so.Read More →