Choosing Professional Moving Companies in Lafayette California
Are you relocating to a new location in Lafayette, California? Well, I am sure you have an idea of moving companies and what they entail. Everyone has his or her expectations of what moving companies should do. However, the problem is whether your expectations are in line with the responsibilities and duties of the movers.
Most people who are just in search of cheap moving companies or affordable movers end up being frustrated. To avoid any disappointments and maybe a stressful relocation, you need to understand the exact duties of a moving company before you even start searching for cheap movers.
Type of service
First things first, you want your belongings relocated, right? This might involve things like your furniture or any other household goods.
Therefore, to have a stress free relocation, you need to know the services offered by the movers. Most of the Lafayette, California moving companies have divided their services into two. Full service moving and partial service moving.
Do not make a mistake of choosing partial service moving while looking for cheap moving services and what you wanted is the full service moving. It is like going to shop and purchasing a trouser for a ten-year-old, and you are an adult. You will naturally be disappointed regardless of the price difference.
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A full moving service takes care of all aspects of relocation when one is moving to a new place. It handles both local and interstate relocations. It is an excellent package for long distance relocations. On the other hand, partial service moving deals with only specific tasks that you want your hired moving company to handle.
When you understand the type of service being offered by a mover, you will be able to analyze their rates and prices and have a rough estimate of whether they are worth hiring.
Moving labor tasks
To understand what a moving company can accomplish, you need to know the different kind of trained employees that movers have. It will help you decide if to hire the company or not.
For example, if you only need a moving company to assist you with packing and it only has staff who have specialized in loading and unloading, it means they can't satisfy your needs.
Therefore, it is essential to know the moving labor tasks that you need, and also the specializations that a company offers. It will help when you are looking at the quotes of different movers.
So first, there are packers, and this section of people in a moving company will handle all the packing and unpacking needs in the house or office. Packers make sure that your belongings are well wrapped, and packed neatly and efficiently.
The loaders and unloaders duties involve loading and unloading your items to and from the moving trucks. They have the appropriate heavy lifting tools to handle your items safely. The driver moves you to your new neighborhood on your moving day and ensures that you arrive on time.
There other company responsibilities that cannot be ignored. One of them is keeping your items secure. You obviously do not want your items damaged or lost on the way. To know if a commercial company can be trusted in handling such a responsibility you need to check two things.
Is the mover licensed? Is the mover insured? If these two have a 'no' answer, then you may end up regretting hiring them. It is also good to know if the company license covers different states especially if your relocation involves cross country moving.
Another duty of some mover is moving and storage. If you want your items stored for a few days, you will need a moving storage company and not just a moving company.
Lastly, any company that is not courteous and its employees are rude to you is a no-go zone. Such people should not handle your residential moving or office moving. You can check company reviews online to confirm if they treat their customers well. You will find good companies in Lafayette, California if you do a good research
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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