Deciding on whom to have move your possessions can be difficult. This is not the time to be shy. It is very important that you fully understand the services the moving company offers and the rate at which those services can be provided.
Below are 10 questions for selecting a moving company as you shop for the perfect fit.
Choosing the Right Mover
- Will be licensed and insured
- Will have an established place of business for at least three years
- Visit a prospective mover’s facility to see if he can serve you properly
How You Are Charged For Packing
- Based on the number of boxes packed by the mover
- This is the most variable portion of your cost of moving
- Have a concise list of what you want packed
- Gets you closer to an accurate packing estimate
Items You Should not be Ship
- Do not pack or ship certain items.
- FLAMMABLE items, propane tanks, liquid detergents, aerosol cans, etc.
- Any items that may cause damage to your shipment could void insurance coverage if there is an unforeseen accident
Notice to a Book Mover
- A mover can accommodate most moves if he has at least two weeks notice.
- With less notice, call before agreeing to a firm date.
- Have a concise list of what you want packed.
- Gets you closer to an accurate packing estimate.
Paying for Your Move
- Have cash, a credit card, or a certified check to pay the driver
- Personal checks are not an acceptable form of payment
Protecting Against Damage
- Movers generally do not assume responsibility in several situations.
- Articles of extraordinary value not listed on the bill of lading prior to moving.
- Loss of documents not listed on the bill of lading prior to movingbreakage of fragile items unless.
- Packed and unpacked by the mover.
- Breakage unless visible exterior damage documented on delivery.
- Items previously broken, repaired, or glued
- Mechanical operating condition of appliances and electronics
- Missing items not specifically inventoried and documented on delivery
- Damage to items not documented on delivery
Submitting a Damage Claim
- You have nine months to file a claim.
- Should document damage on delivery and file immediately.
- Most likely to receive an equitable settlement.