Choosing the right moving company is the difference between a seamless move and constant frustration or damaged valuables after moving. But how do you know if a moving company checks all the boxes? Here are some essential questions to ask before hiring a moving company.
How Long Has the Company Been in Business?
Like most companies, a moving company that has been around for decades must be doing something right! A company that is constantly breaking or losing items, overcharging customers, or providing poor customer service won’t stay in business for long.
Peavler Moving & Storage has been in business for over three decades and our reviews show how much our customers value the support we give during the moving process!
Is the Moving Company Properly Licensed?
There are plenty of side or unlicensed companies out there, but these should be avoided at all costs. Legal action is much more complicated and expensive if these moving companies damage your possessions.
How do you know if a company is licensed? You can ask them, but it’s best to verify their legitimacy for yourself. Professional interstate moving companies–those who relocate out of state–must have a US Department of Transportation (USDOT) number, which you can check here.
Moving companies who only relocate instate don’t need a government license, so they usually hold state licenses. Check your state license records to ensure the moving company has a state license.
Do They Have Proper Moving Experience and Equipment?
The safety of your possessions is dependent on the experience of the movers and the equipment they have. Some companies will temporarily hire inexperienced movers to help during peak seasons. You want seasoned professional movers to ensure all your possessions are safely relocated.
While most movers will have basic moving equipment like blankets, dollies, and furniture sliders, your move might require special equipment like heavy-duty dollies and rollers.
Peavler Moving & Storage has 35 years of family-owned moving experience. Our customers are satisfied with the care we take in moving their possessions. We have many repeat customers who only use us for their moving and storage needs!
What Type of Insurance Does the Company Have?
Accidents can happen to even the most skilled and careful movers. Be sure to check what insurance the moving company has before placing your valuables in their hands.
Most movers will provide you with Basic Limited Liability Protection once you sign the Bill of Lading. But this insurance will hardly cover the true value of your possessions should anything happen to them.
Instead, ask about Full Value Protection insurance, which states the mover must reimburse the replacement value of whatever’s been damaged or lost.
Peavler Moving & Storage checks all the boxes for a quality moving company! We have experience, proper equipment, licenses, and insurance, and take care of our customer’s belongings like we would our own. Contact us today to get a free quote on your next move!