Questions You Need to Ask Your Moving Company
So, you think you have found the perfect home and have decided to make the move of purchasing your dream house. Deciding on an ideal residence for you and your family many times takes a great deal of searching, securing, and negotiating the right offer to acquire the property. Now that the really hard part of the process is behind you, you will have to decide on how you are going to move all of your belongings. Will it be on your own or with the assistance of a professional moving partner to help take the stress off you and your moving experience?
Sometimes finding the right moving company is as arduous as house shopping and unfortunately filled with as many challenges, least of all maybe the different choices you will face. But not all moving companies are the same and many, perhaps someone right in your own hometown, offer less than standard services, contracts, and pricing.
It is not always easy to find the right moving company that has years of experience and knowledge to handle any size residential or commercial move and the ability to make them anywhere in the country. So where is a great place to start your search for choosing a moving company in Hendersonville NC? Obviously, friends and family, the internet, and especially those moving company websites that should contain all of the information needed to make the right choice.
At Tru-Pak Moving Systems we have been serving the needs of North Carolinians for over 60 years with unique, scalable, and affordable moving services. Our advice, if you are searching for a professional mover who will protect your valuables as well as your interests, is to ask the right questions.
Questions to Ask a Moving Company Before You Hire Them
Does Your Moving Company Have the Proper Licensing?
Having the proper state and federal licensing is one of the most important features any professional mover should acquire to ensure complete compliance with all laws governing the transportation of goods within and across state lines. Look for license #’s in all documents and listed on their websites or if in question, ask for proof of licensing.
How Long Have You Been Serving in The Moving Industry?
Professional Moving Companies don’t just start up overnight. It takes years of experience to acquire the right equipment and personnel to properly handle a move. If a moving company has been in business for over 10-15 years, it is a sign they are reliable and good at what they do. Additionally, online reviews and the lack of BBB filings can also play a part in determining if they are a credible moving company.
Another good point of reference is are they affiliated with a national franchise like United Van Lines or Allied. These types of affiliations have to meet certain professional standards of services to be members.
Are Your Employees Covered by Workers Compensation Insurance?
Many so-called moving companies hire part-time help to pack, load, and unload items and might not have the proper insurance to protect them in case of accidents. If this happens on your property without having company insurance then you become responsible for their injuries and medical bills. Make sure any company that offers you services that will take place on your property carries the proper insurance.
Does Your Moving Company Provide Written Estimates?
Many times, moving quotes are provided over the phone or in the form of a form-fill on the internet. This should be accompanied by the moving company’s response in the form of a written estimate of prices and services requested. Often the moving company will send over a professional estimator to review the project on site and provide a written estimate. If a potential mover either refuses to provide a binding written estimate or suggests one is not needed, look elsewhere for these services from another company.
Get Clarification on any services requested like packing or furniture tear-downs as some moving companies don’t include these services in their original estimate and will include them in their final bill. You need to identify in advance what a moving company considers extra services not included in their original price given. Be careful, anyone can rent a truck, hire a couple of college-age students and try and perform moving services.
Anything Else to Consider When Hiring a Moving Company?
Besides the before mentioned items, it is always a good idea to review the moving company’s website for products and services they offer before contacting them.
At Tru-Pak Moving, for instance, we offer both scalable packing and unpacking services, the assignment of a “Moving Coordinator’ as a one-point-of-contact, and an “Individual Moving Team” to handle your move anywhere in the country, start to finish. Very few companies in our industry offer these types of unique services for both residential and commercial moves. We also provide business and employee relocation services and our military moves, assist active military personnel, and move anywhere in the world.
We are a licensed, bonded, and insured independent agent for United Van Lines.
Give Tru-Pak Moving Systems a call for a free, no-obligation moving quote at 1-800-659-1233.