Moving to a new home is an exciting but difficult experience for many. To move home is to make yourself extremely vulnerable, placing your treasured belongings in the hands of your removals partner. It’s essential to find a moving company that you can trust. But with so many removal specialists out there to choose from, how do you know which ones you can trust with your move?
It’s usually a matter of asking the right questions. You can ask these in person, over the phone, via email, or simply by keeping the right questions in mind while you’re browsing their website. F Smith & Son’s website, for instance, tells you everything you need to know about their reliability and trustworthiness. You can take a look at their website by clicking here. A member of the British Association of Removers, they provide many of the reassurances that we’ll discuss below. Here are the questions that will grant you peace of mind when courting a prospective removals partner.
Do you have experience with moves like mine?
The right removals company will have experience handling moves of all shapes and sizes. Scope should be no object, and there should be no move too big or too small. Whether you’re moving locally, nationally, or even internationally they should be able to handle your move with the same degree of aplomb.
What does your insurance cover?
Insurance provides you with peace of mind when moving. However, while virtually all professional movers will be insured, not all movers will offer the same comprehensive cover. F Smith & Son, for instance have comprehensive cover that includes goods in transit, public liability, employers and commercial fleet insurance. So the vehicles, everything within them, and the people around them are all protected.
Can you look after my belongings?
Some moves can be managed in a day. Others are more complicated, especially if you’re in a chain. As such, you may need a safe place to store your belongings while you navigate the complexities of your move. Like F Smith & Son, your removals partner should offer flexible storage terms to suit your needs, with dry, secure units that will provide your belongings with the protection they deserve.
Can you provide me with a comprehensive quote?
It should go without saying that a removals partner will be willing to furnish you with a free, zero-obligation quote. But you’d be astonished how many less reputable removals companies will try to sneak in extra costs or demand more than you were originally quoted because the move took longer than expected. A reliable company will ensure that the price you are quoted is the price you pay. So you can accurately budget for your moving day.
Can you provide references?
Scrutinising a removal company’s website is a great way to measure their worth. But as with any company, you should take the claims they make with a pinch of salt until they’re backed up by the words of real customers. They should be able to direct you to enthusiastic reviews and references from previous satisfied customers whose moves have been similar in nature to yours.
If a removals company can provide you with satisfactory answers to the 5 questions above, you know you’ve gained a reliable contact who can help you move with peace of mind now and in the future.