Planning a big move? Whether you’re headed across town or across the country, one of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make is which removal service to hire. After all, these are the people who will be handling everything you own in the world and you want to be sure they’re going to do a good job of it.
Start by making a list of potential companies that you would like to look into. You can then call them to get a quote, but don’t base your decision entirely on price. Sometimes, you get what you pay for and when it comes to handling your grandmother’s china, you really don’t want the cheapest option.
Look at Reviews
It’s always a good idea to check online reviews and testimonials of removal companies if you want to be sure of getting a good one. Look for services that have excellent reviews and that have had good success rates with breakable items. You also want a company that is on time and professional. One or two bad reviews mixed into the good reviews is fairly normal, but if they outnumber the good ones, be very wary.
You may also look to word of mouth. If you have a friend who has used a company, you can take their experience into consideration as you look for the best removal service for your needs.
Is your move particularly challenging? If you’re moving overseas, moving an office, or consolidating two homes into one, you have a more complex job on your hands. It may be worth it to find out if the removal service has the experience necessary to deal with your particular circumstances. A company that has moved hundreds of people overseas, for example, is far more likely to do a good job of managing customs and local laws than one that has no experience at all.
Ask for Insurance
Does the removal company offer insurance coverage for the items they’ll be hauling? You want to be sure that their insurance is enough to cover everything if something awful were to happen. And, if there is a time limit to claiming on the insurance once your items have been moved, be sure to check by that date so you can report any damages.
What Extras Are Offered?
Some companies provide more than just moving services. They will also offer packing materials to make it simple for you to pack everything up. Some will even provide packing services. All you have to do is mark which items you want to leave behind and the company will handle the rest. For those with disabilities or who find the act of packing everything to be overwhelming, this could be a good option.
Moving should be as easy as possible and the right removal service can make it simple for you. Get in touch with us at Essex Removals to how we could help your move go smoothly.