Complete Guide on Hiring Quality Movers

Tips for hiring quality mover

If you do not want to move your items on your own, hiring a reliable and a trustworthy company is a very important decision that should be taken. Hiring quality movers ensures efficiency, flexibility and reduces the time spent when moving.

The process of hiring a professional mover is hectic since you not only need to know the factors to consider when hiring a professional mover but also have to do the actual hiring. Here are some tips to use when you want to hire quality professional movers;

Ensure the company is licensed

Ensure that the company has a legitimate license which can be accessed either by calling or visiting the company website. The company should be registered with the legal authority and its details should entail the company name, address, phone number e.t.c. It should show the power units and the drivers the company has, names and contact information for the company references, department of transportation license numbers etc.

Get references and recommendations

Get a list of reliable and affordable quality movers from family, friends, past customers of the company, or even from coworkers. These people can help you research and determine which moving company is worth hiring.

Get in home estimates

Once you have come up with a suitable company that has an appropriate price, contact it and get a feel of their staff and set an estimate. It can either be a written binding estimate or a signed binding estimate. The company should then take inventory of all your belongings and determine the bulkiness and weight of your move.

A good estimator will ask questions about what you plan to take from your current house to the place you are moving. Ensure that you reveal all the items that you plan that they should be moved and it will help the estimator to adjust the price if necessary. Estimates for interstate moves will be based on the weight of the items you are moving and the distance of the move.

Compare the moving cost estimates

After comparing the moving cost of every moving company, choose the company with the most suitable and affordable prices. You should look at the final price of the company, the additional services they offer, their reputation and some of the customer feedback that the company has.

Report any problems

An insured moving company has nine months to report any problem and file an insurance claim. While unpacking, check all the items and if some are damaged, file an insurance report for the compensation of the damaged items. A quality moving company will accept your claim within  120 days of receiving it and duly pay for the damages.