Moving is a very stressful and expensive experience, and if you don’t take precautions it can quickly turn into a nightmare. So how do you find a moving company that you can trust with everything that you own, and still feel safe in your decision? Here is a list of 8 questions to ask movers that you as a client need to ask Excalibur Moving and Storage or any other local moving company you are planning to hire
- How long has the moving company been in business?
Experience counts and a track record show their ability to deliver each and every time.
- Are they licensed?
If you are looking for a local moving company to move you in-state or out of state the moving company should have a US DOT number, this number is a license number issued by the United States Department of Transportation. You can check on Excalibur Moving And Storage US DOT number in their website. Some states require a state license number for moving companies, such as California or Texas. Maryland does not require a state license for moving companies
- Is the company insured?
Verify that the company is insured. You can check that on the US DOT website. Never use a moving company without a license number or insurance. It is Very important that your belongings, workers and trucks will be insured just in case something happen. When a moving company provides you a very low quote compare to other moving companies it should make the red lights to turn on because insurance its one of the highest costs for a moving company. Check to see if your personal items are covered during a move under your homeowners or renters insurance policy. If not, Excalibur Moving and Storage is affiliated with one the biggest moving insurance company in the US, Check our profile at Movinginsurance.com
- Do they have any reviews online?
Be sure to check out the company’s rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). A mover reviews sites such as Google reviews, MovingCompanyReviews.com and Movers.com etc… It will also give you a look into other people’s experiences with the company.
- What do their rates really include?
Low rates don’t necessarily mean a low final bill. If it is too good to be true it probably IS!!! Read the fine print! Are fuel charges incorporated? Are packing martial include at that rate? Also, in a lot of moving companies rates can vary based on season and days of the week. Will they give you a better rate if you move on a Sunday as opposed to a Monday?
- Will the moving crew wrap and protect your furniture to prevent damages? How many movers will be on the job? How long will the job take? Are there enough hours in the day? Will you be charged if there is overtime?
It is Very important to ask these questions. Over the phone it can only be an estimate and not a flat rate (unless you have just a few items to move), Also ask if the moving company provide free on site estimates?
- What sort of specialty experience do they have? Are they familiar with high rises and elevators?
Local Movers should have dollies, hand trucks, commercial bins in the truck, long hallways and elevators can be time consuming and the movers should be efficient and carry the right equipment. Make sure to let the moving company know about long hallways and/or elevators so they can include that in the estimate.
- Lastly, does the moving estimator have any questions for YOU?
If he/she hasn’t asked a single question, yet is ready to give an estimate, don’t hire them!!In order to provide you estimate the moving company representative MUST ask you a number of questions regarding your belongings and how far will the moving truck park at the pick-up and destination address.
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