The Top 7 Relocation Scams that you can avoid
A report by the American Moving and Storage Association indicate that more than 40 million moves are conducted every year- both local and long-distance. It can be a miracle to miss a moving scam! Fortunately, the majority of Keokuk cheap movers conduct moves professionally and at an affordable rate, suitable for your budget. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reports that, over the past decade, complaints and claims filed against movers have increased steadily.
Therefore, it's in your best interest to learn some of the ways rogue movers can use to scam you. Moving to a new state or country is arduous and stressful, and having someone else to handle your furniture and other belongings, it means risking your finances too. Watch out!
Emailing or Phoning It In
A moving company that does not insist on an in-home survey of your household goods gives you a sign of inaccurate cost estimate. And an estimate given over the phone can be too good to be true. In most cases, a residential moving process is known to be expensive. A mover can quote you a low price to entice you only to add extra charges after loading the furniture into a moving truck.
Moving prices are not only based on mileage, but also on the weight of valuables, the size and number of moving trucks required, and the period of storing goods in a moving storage unit.
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A full-service moving company provide holistic moving services such as packing and unpacking, transportation, loading and unloading. More so, they offer additional services like heavy lifting, moving fragile items like pianos, antique and glasses, as well as rigging, and disassembling and reassembling furniture.
Typically, movers do not include the charges of the additional services in their quotes. You should then request to be given a comprehensive cost estimate of all moving labor services. It will help you create a moving budget for the entire commercial or office moving process.
If the company cannot be clear about these charges, you should then look for another interstate mover.
Failure to Showcase Credentials
All cross-country moving companies are required, by federal law, to be registered with the Department of Transportation and acquire a valid USDOT number. A professional mover should also be fully insured and licensed to prove that they can protect your valuables.
Do not hire a company that cannot prove their licensing or provide insurance documentation. More so, a company that's not enlisted with the Better Business Bureau cannot be trusted.
A Blank Contract
Never sign a blank contract. Ensure everything is in writing. Otherwise, you might get shocked on the moving day when the movers fail to unload your belongings demanding for extra charges. It’s advisable to read your contract and ascertain all prices are as per the agreement. If there are clauses that you do not understand, you can seek clarification from the courteous workers.
If you sign a blank contract, it means you will have agreed on whatever is not written. If the mover charges you exorbitantly, you cannot sue them since you will have consented to their charges.
Get in touch with top Keokuk cheap moving companies for a stress-free move. Our crews are trained to handle goods efficiently. We are well-equipped and skilled to transport your belongings and deliver them on time and in good shape. Importantly, we are the epitome of cheap moving services in Iowa. Hiring our services is the best way to relocate. We shall be waiting for your call!
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.
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