Moving can be stressful and overwhelming. Finding the right moving company can alleviate the majority of this anxiety. But how do you know what to look for when there seem to be so many pitfalls involved?
We have all heard of moving company horror stories involving damaged or lost property, charging for incorrect hours, and arriving late or not at all. Fortunately, you can do a little prep work to make sure your moving company is the answer to your problems, not the cause of them.
While the internet is a useful tool to use for searching for and researching moving companies, it can be a daunting task to file through endless information. Start by asking family members, friends, and coworkers for any recommendations they may have for a moving company. If you are working with a realtor, they can be great sources for referrals as well.
Once you have a few moving companies to contact for estimates for your job, it is important to understand what to expect in the process. Red flags can begin to pop up during this time, which can help you determine the moving company’s legitimacy. The professionalism of the movers during the estimation process can be validated through their willingness to answer your questions and supply you with a detailed estimate of charges and options.
The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration issues a U.S. DOT number to licensed interstate movers. You can verify this number through the protectyourmove.gov as well as find out information regarding the regulations governing moving companies.
Many moving companies hire day laborers to work on a moving job. While this at first may not seem like a red flag, it can lead to trouble down the road. Day labor workers are not typically covered under insurance protection, can have minimal moving experience, and may even be undocumented. Make sure the company you choose has full-time professional employees so that you are ensured quality service.
Promove Movers makes your decision to hire professional movers easy. Fully licensed and bonded, with a staff of full time professional and experienced movers, Promove Movers offers exceptional service that you can count on during your before, during, and after your move.