What six steps should you take when choosing a removal company?
We all need a removal company at one point in our lives. Whether it’s moving home, furniture, valuables or more, removals companies are there to help you in every way you require. So, with so many removal companies floating around the marketing today, how can you decide which one to pick? We have seven top tips for you in our latest blog, read on below!
Get recommendations from those close to you!
Possibly the easiest and possibly the most logical ways of finding a removal company to suit your needs is to ask your family and friends if they have any recommendations or past experiences with some local removal companies that they would recommend to you. If your family are out of ideas, always remember that your friends, co-workers and local estate agents should have some experience of removal companies. You’ll feel more at ease with choosing a company if someone you consider close recommends them and their services. We recommend that you don’t use websites who can “find you a removal company”, as they could simply be taking a cut of the costs, therefore hiking the prices.
Do your own research!
When you’ve compiled your own list of recommended movers that you’re considering using, it’s always good to do some more background research on these businesses to ensure their legitimacy. Remember: one recommendation is only one recommendation; it doesn’t mean that the service is fantastic to every single one of their customers. Visit a number of website to read reviews, customer testimonials, recommendations and more. Yelp!, Yahoo and Google all offer customer feedback sections of their websites on companies, so check these out to see if they have any customer complaints. Also look at how they handle the complaint. If they deal with it swiftly and leave the customer happy, they’re reliable, but it’s advisable to not go with a company who ignores their customers.
Show the estimator everything!
When you get in touch with a removal company, they’ll often send out an estimator who can evaluate all of the items you want moved and give you a rough cost estimate of how much it’s going to cost. Remember to show this person everything you want moved: from clothes and TVs to furniture and appliances, they’ll need to see all of the items they’ll need to move in order to make the estimate accurate. Failure to do this could lead to price hikes in the costs, and the last thing you want to do on moving day is pay over the odds for simply moving home.
Review the price of the estimate
The total estimate given to you by a removal company should be signed by yourself and the company representative, as this stands as a form of service order for your estimate. Also, check the inventory list to make sure that all of your goods are listed; this step just ensures that all goods will be accounted for when the move takes place.
Comparing your bids
Remember to check all of the offers you’ve received from removal companies, and cross reference the inventory lists to make sure everything is correct. You should be wary of estimates that come much, much lower than the other companies, as this could indicate discrepancies in the inventory list or more. Also, check the highest bids to see where the extra costs are coming from. You’re well within your rights to call and question anything you’re not sure of.
Choose your mover!
Now is the time to choose the removal company you feel most comfortable with. After all of the steps you’ve taken, you should feel confident choosing a company to move your valuables. Be sure to confirm the dates and the details of the move with the company and sign your order form to make it a legally binding contract.
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