Life takes us many places, some permanent while others temporary. When it comes to the permanent ones, it often includes moving to the new place too. You may decide to move to a new place for a variety of reasons.
You may have found a new job, are simply re-locating to a new country, going to a different place for studies, getting married, and so many other reasons. But while the reasons may be different, the thing that stays the same when it comes to moving is the fact that we like to carry the things we like along with us to the new place.
These things could be something you have put in a lot of money in, or something that holds a lot of sentimental value. In any case, with moving comes the need to move the things you own. And that is the case when you will need to seek help from a professional mover.
We can all agree that moving to a new place can be very stressful. The last thing we need to be worried about is getting all our things from the old place to the new. Below are some of the questions you need to ask your mover to ensure that the process of moving your things is as stressful as it can possible be.
1. Is your company licensed
There are many benefits of doing business with a licensed moving company. The most important reason to always opt for a licensed mover is the surety that it is a legitimate business and not an establishment that is looking to just scam people.
A licensed mover can also be assumed to be offering a certain quality of service since they are part of a pool of movers who would not want customers to be turned away due to bad service.
2. How long have you been in business
It is simple to guess why anyone would want the answer to this question. A moving business that has been operational for many years would mean that the service they offer is of a quality that most people are happy with.
The experience would also mean that they are well-versed with the moving process and would be more than capable of troubleshooting any or all issues that may arise during the move. And since they have been in business for a long time, they would also have lot of reviews that you can go through before finalising anything.
3. Do you provide any liability coverage
No matter how highly recommended a mover is, or no matter how many years they have been in business for, moving is a business where accidents cannot be avoided. Before you sign any papers, make sure the movers are insured and that they also cover the items that are being moved.
You really don’t want to be in a situation when your goods have been damaged and you end up paying for their repair or for buying new ones all together. You should also check if the people working with the movers are insured to make sure that any injury that may happen during work does not assume your responsibility when it comes to paying for their bills.
4. Do you have the right equipment
As mentioned above, it is very common for the items to be moved to be damaged when they are moved. More often than not, the damage is caused because the equipment used to move them is not correct. It is always advised to meet the mover with a broad list of the things that need to be moved and ask the mover if they have the right equipment to move all of those things safely and securely.