You’ve made it through the stressful process of finding a new place to live, and now, the house move needs to go as smoothly as possible. It is important to screen every removal service that you consider and choose a company for more than simply the price. Ask around for referrals, and spend some time searching on the internet for local removal services that have great reviews.
Nearly all removals services should offer a free quote, and this may be based on the square footage of the home, size of the project, or the basic hourly rate. Ideally, the best removal services will visit your home to survey the job, and then, offer you a quote. Make sure you clarify the number of days necessary, if more than one, and whether parking will be a problem at either location. In addition, discuss any necessary permits or time limits. If a company refuses to give you a quote and wants to let you know how much the project costs after completion, find another service that provides total cost upfront.
Usually, you will be able to determine at least one or two services that you like after receiving the quote. However, this decision is based on affordability and general impression, so there are a few additional things to consider.
- Make sure the company has insurance in case something happens to your belongings while they are being handled.
- Consider asking them how you will pay and exercise caution if they ask for a large deposit or cash-only right away.
- Ask about any hidden fees or additional costs that they may charge over the course of the job. If they aren’t sure, consider going with a different service.
Checking reviews online and researching company reputation will additionally help you find the perfect removal service for your house move.