Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Checklist for Hiring Movers and Packers in California

There is a mushrooming of movers and packers in various parts of United States. Busy adults and nuclear families require help when moving to a new house. Therefore, it is a good idea to choose a moving company to perform the required shifting. However, it is also a good idea to keep a few things in mind before you choose the company. You must do a complete research to find out who is going to be the most suitable for transporting valuable possessions without causing any damage.

Checklist for Hiring Movers and Packers in California

Check the Company’s Reliability

We hire movers for shifting our most priced possessions and things that hold sentimental value including furniture and the like. However, before hiring someone makes sure you find out about their reputation. It is best to ask your neighbors or friends about a moving provider they have hired in the past. This can give you the mental peace that the company you have chosen is not a cheat. 

In case you do not have referrals, you should check every document such as incorporation certificates, PAN card of the company, trade license, company bank account, phone numbers, validity of the office address and the like. The vehicles of the company should be well maintained and in the best condition. The provider must also have qualified drivers for both long and short journeys to ensure the safety of the goods.  

Comparing Quotations

Once they have seen all your items, movers will offer you a quotation. Never trust a provider who is offering a low price, as that may mean poor service quality. It is important that you take quotations from several companies and then make comparisons. Choose a provider who has quoted a moderate price and has a reputation of offering quality service.

Identify Fake Companies Easily

When you call a company and get a generic response like "Hello! Movers and packers!" make sure you think twice before hiring them. A lot of times, such providers are not genuine. The customer care executive must start with the name of the company rather than with a generic statement. Also, beware of movers who offer the cheapest rates for shifting your items as they are not likely to provide quality service.

Take Pictures of the Vehicle Carrying Your Things

Make sure you are always alert when you do business with any unknown company. It is a good practice to take the truck’s pictures, as well as click the truck’s license number. Also, be alert and count the total number of items loaded and unloaded and stick a label on every item no matter how small it is, for keeping an account of everything.

Lastly, maintain a copy of the contract signed by all the parties. A professional mover will always provide you with a contract copy. Contracts are of two kinds - non-binding and binding. Binding contracts are known to have a fixed price and everything is agreed upon in advance. When it comes to a non-binding contract, the provider will create the contract after considering each item’s weight, the distance to be covered, the services offered and the like.

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