Life is full of stress, and the three major stresses are: Your wedding night, birth of a new child and moving day. Yes, Movers day is definitely a part of what most individuals hate doing in their lifetime. Why deal with lifting furniture, breaking your back, possible accidents while driving the big trucks, and the list can go on and on. However, if you do decide to select a mover, what are the potential pitfalls in hiring a mover? The list goes on and on. The biggest fear about hiring a mover is getting scammed. There are so many ways to scam customers and rogue moving companies have used them all. So how to protect yourself? Look into reviews about every mover operating in North America.
Finding the best mover
1. Get more then one quote.- preferably at least 3. Having more then one quote will allow you to familiarized yourself on how every mover charges for their service. Its crucial to have an idea so you can make a comparison based on other existing service provider providing you with the same type of work, based on the same inventory you have to move. Comparing apples with apples is definitely a must. Also, having more then one quote can help you find out what mover is honest or not. If most quotes ranges in the 3000 dollars and one quote is $600, you are definitely sure that the $600 dollars mover is a potential scam from happening. Be wise. Do not be fooled by low cost movers.
2. Ask to get their licensing information, such as USDOT number, phone number, emails and websites. Also, you can check at the Department of Assessment and Taxation when the company been registered or incorporated. If no trace of that mover is available, one advice to you is to stay away.
3. Make sure that all the information you provide on their website is accurate. Obviously, it is not uncommon for customers to give just a little amount of information about their asset inventory to hopefully get a cheaper quote. Remember, at the day of the move, if the company sees a piano that needs to be relocated and wasn’t mentioned on the inventory list, they might charge you an arm and a leg to move it. Be honest with the moving company when providing your list of assets. The only thing you are hurting financially is yourself. Some customers might want an onsite estimate which should also be available by the company. It is up to you, the customer, to what you desire prior to the move.