The first step is finding a truly reputable company. You can start with the internet and use other sources such as neighbours, friends and family. The goal should be to find a minimum of four established companies that have been in business and can provide references.
Call the companies and schedule a time for the movers to visit and provide a quote. After you have received a few different quotes, narrow the choice by the impression the moving company left you with. If a mover says they will not visit your home to provide an estimate, continue the search.
Ask the Right Questions
Be sure to ask the right questions to the movers San Diego Movers you have chosen. You can find out if they will be doing the move in-house or sub-contracting. It’s very important that they are not selling the contract to a third party. You can be direct and ask questions about the quotes you have received to the movers.
- What services are included with this estimate?
- Will you be doing the move yourself or through a third party or sub-contractor?
- How much does your insurance cover?
Be careful and make it a point to check that the moving companies workers are bonded and insured. Find out if they have an in-house claims agent or if the insurance claim is through a third party. Knowing the staff is bonded gives you peace of mind. A move can also be stressful for the movers and sometimes they make mistakes. A company that has full insurance is more reliable. You can ask questions about what happens if something breaks and what the claims process entails. The process should be clearly explained before signing the contract.
Make sure you verify the company name, number of years in business, address and licence. You can get further reassurance by visiting the company office and making sure that it exists and is legitimate. Keep your eyes on the company vehicles and storage area. A professional mover that is well established in the industry will have proper logos on vehicles.
A company that has a good reputation should also provide you with references that you can call. If the company is rude and says this is a privacy concern, you should beware. Make sure you check the references and actually call them.