Finding Quality Movers While there are many quality movers across the country, there are also several scammers who prey on unsuspecting customers. In order to avoid a moving scam, it's important to do a little research on your movers prior to making a reservation.
When trying to find quality movers, make sure to consider the following:
Is the company in question a broker'? Brokers are middlemen that will contract a move on your behalf— tacking on an unnecessary (and usually pretty hefty) fee for their services. Because they often operate from a makeshift office or even on the fly, brokers have little to no control over your possessions or who they're being moved by. To avoid a sketchy moving experience, be sure to ask who will actually be rendering the moving services, as well as who is ultimately responsible for your shipment.
Find out how long your mover has been in business. Do they have a history of operating under several different company names? This can signal an attempt at covering a previously bad reputation.
Is the moving crew drug-tested? Back-ground checked?
What is the claims ratio of the mover? A claims ratio is the number of loss and/or damage claims filed with the company in comparison to the overall number of moves completed. How does the moving company handle claims?
While price should certainly be taken into consideration, it shouldn't necessarily be the only criteria for choosing a mover. Whomever you choose will ultimately be responsible for all of your possessions. Why would anyone want to pay someone else to move their belongings if the items are certain to end up missing or damaged? Choosing quality movers can go a long way in keeping your move stress-free.
Whether you're looking to do a self-move or need additional help with loading and unloading, U-Pack would be happy to offer suggestions for quality moving options that fit your needs.
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