Moving can be an overwhelming task, and finding a moving company can add to the stress of a move. It can feel easier to take a friend’s recommendation or choose the top search engine results than to take the time to do extra research and find a company that suits your specific needs.
Thankfully, taking the time to look up moving companies doesn’t require special skills or extensive research. What’s most important is that you avoid companies that are scams or have poor reviews or ratings. Here are some top red flags in a moving company.
Bad Customer Reviews
It’s crucial to read first-hand customer experiences. A company may put 5-star reviews on its website, but there’s no guarantee these reviews are authentic. Instead, search for the moving company and “reviews.” You can look at reviews from unbiased organizations like:
Filed Complaints with BBB and FMCSA
While a few bad reviews are bound to happen even with the best companies, customers who feel strongly about their poor experience will go further than a Yelp or Google review and file an official complaint with the Better Business Bureau or FMCSA. If a moving company has a history of complaints, this is a huge red flag.
Hiring a moving company is similar to a manager hiring an employee. Moving companies are your prospective employees. And like most job applications, prospective employees must include references to be seriously considered.
A quality moving company should provide you with a plethora of references. If they can’t, this is also a red flag. Just like you wouldn’t hire an employee with zero references, neither should you hire a moving company without them.
Customers Love Peavler Moving & Storage
We put our heart and soul into our family-owned-and-operated business! We pride ourselves on caring for our customers and their possessions. We take the worry and stress out of moving your possessions carefully.
Here is a recent review by Debby Vifquain in August 2023:
“We were so pleased with our moving and storage experience with Peavler’s. The men who moved our belongings to storage and the to Richmond were a blessing. Every man was polite and considerate. They treated our belongings with care. If you need to move, we highly recommend Peavler’s. They were worth every penny.”
Many of our customers are so pleased with our services that they hire us for every move! Here is a review from Kathy and John Hignight in February 2023:
“Our family has used Peavler Moving and Storage on six separate occasions over the past 31 years. We found them to be professional, reliable, trustworthy, and extremely knowledgeable in the care and moving of our belongings. They have moved us three times within Danville and three times out of state. Each time they took great care during the move. We also have used their storage facility. It was very clean and secure. We highly recommend for moves short or long, as well as storage needs.”
Peavler Moving & Storage is proud to serve our customers year after year! Contact us today for a free quote on how we can assist you in your move.