4 Essential Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Professional Mover
Moving to a new city means making vital decisions but in a very short time. There are myriad of activities that should be completed to ensure the moving day is less stressful. some of these activities include getting packing supplies, renting an affordable moving truck, etc. but above all, choosing a trusted and reliable moving company is the most vital activity. Fortunately, Andover cheap movers offer a variety of moving services, and at competitive rates. Their crews are trained to handle relocation needs safely and efficiently.
With thousands of local and long-distance moving companies across the country, it’s essential to ask the right questions before making the final decision of hiring a mover.
Are You Fully Insured and Properly Licensed?
It's a requirement by the federal law for all interstate and cross-country movers to have a license number issued by the Department of Transportation. You can check the company’s reviews at the Better Business Bureau. Importantly, check if the mover is legally registered with the American Moving and Storage Association. Local movers that conduct intrastate moves are fully regulated by the state and not by DOT.
Before handing over your household goods, you'll want to ensure that your valuables are covered against damages or a mishap during a commercial or residential moving process. Licensed full-service moving companies are required to have protection liability options which are:
- Full Value Protection – It ensures that your moving company is liable for the replacement value of damage, broken or lost belongings in your entire shipment.
- Released Value Protection – It's one of the most economical protection liability since its offered at no extra charge. But the protection is minimal and cannot cover more than $0.60 per pound per item.
Protection liabilities varies by the mover. You should, therefore, inquire the prices before you hire a mover to conduct office moving process.
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Do You Provide Written and Binding Estimate?
Majority of moving companies in Andover City provide non-binding estimates. It then indicates that the moving price quoted in the estimate is subject to change. It can end up being a good thing if the actual prices and rates will be less than the estimated one. However, it can be unfortunate if the total moving cost ends up being high than the estimated value.
Hiring a company that offers a written and binding estimate can be a better option. You will know the precise fee for unloading and unpacking services. More so, the binding estimate should include extra service charges like heavy lifting, disassembling and reassembling furniture, moving storage fee, and so on.
Do You Have Experience with my Type of Move?
It's vital to ask a moving company if they have experience in handling your move. Be sure that they can provide moving labor service that will make your move stress-free and efficient. For instance, if you have bulky items that you want to move freight of steep stairs, inquire whether the mover has experience with such.
What are Your Moving Rates?
Every homeowner would want to find cheap moving services. However, you can only find out if you fill a few moving quotes from reliable movers. Once you've selected a moving company, proceed an inquire about additional moving rates. They should be clear about add-ons and other charges.
Do you want your goods to get delivered on time and in great shape? Well, contact Andover cheap moving companies. We take pride in courteous and polite moving crew, who are vigorously trained to load and unload moving trucks, competently. Call our office today and book with us for your next move, and fill a free quote, available on our website.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.