Moving house can be extremely stressful but to make matters worse hiring a removal company that doesn’t do a great job could be disastrous. To avoid this scenario its worth doing your homework before going ahead and hiring as ultimately the services you are paying for are supposed to be useful in helping the move go ahead more smoothly, not for adding to you stresses.
Look out for good feedback!
When looking to hire a man and van to help assist you on the move take time to check out the company’s reputation, you can find out a lot about a company simply by looking at their feedback section on their websites or doing a search on the internet. If the comments are generally good it’s a good sign that they are reputable, sometimes you get the odd comment from someone who is not happy but that’s just life, you can’t please everybody and so you shouldn’t be too alarmed by that but if majority of people are sending good comments back, for the services they have used, then that company should be added to your maybe list.
Get a list of companies and compare quotes!
Once you have established a good list of removals companies that you could possibly hire its recommendable that you next seek quotes for the services they offer. You need to be sure that what they are offering is worth the price you pay. Many companies should be offering similar prices for the services they provide but if you happen to notice and extensive cost which is considerably higher than the rest then I would advise that you seek more knowledge on that, why is the cost significantly more? What are they offering extra for that price? Is it in fact a whole package price which could benefit you? These are the sort of questions that you need answering.
What services do they provide?
Before you sign on the dotted line be sure that the removal hire firm offers the services you require! Some companies only provide a man and van service where as others provide a packing service and self storage units. There is no point in using different firms for different services as this could end up costing you more, you may be able to save money by using a company that offers the whole package because if all of these services are of interest to you and you decide to use them you could be eligible for a discount and it’s well worth asking for one. Also some companies will offer an insurance policy which is usually automatically issued for those who choose to hire packers within their packing service, if trust is a major concern of yours when looking to hiring removals this is a great way for giving you that peace of mind because ultimately if any of your goods were to be damaged, lost or stolen the company would pay out for it. If a company offers insurance is a great way of knowing if they can be trusted too because it’s usually dodgy tradesman that fail to recognise how important this actually is for the client.
A great way of finding a good company is to follow some of the advice mentioned above and then to either call up the company or even better paying a visit to their offices, a face to face meeting is a great way of getting a gut feeling about the company, many people can usually tell what kind of business they are by actually going to see them but even if this is not possible and lengthy chat on the phone is good too, ask as many questions as you can and if they are helpful and keen to chat about your concerns then usually they are a company that has time and consideration for the client.