Other than the typical questions of “How long will moving usually take?” or “What transports do you have?”, your line of questioning should include information about the moving company you’re planning to hire. After all, you’re trusting them to transfer your possessions to another address safely and efficiently.
Colonial Van Lines outlines the top three questions you should ask your movers before you make a final decision.
What’s Your Insurance Coverage?
This question is important, especially if it’s a long-distance move. Professional moving companies are required to have insurance available for their people, vehicles, and with an additional fee, for the items that they’re transporting. Ask all the necessary details regarding the insurance policies available and see if they would meet your requirements.
Do You Have Subcontractors?
Some moving companies have partnerships with other movers. Though you would be aware of your chosen firm’s history and reputation, their subcontractors may not have the same sterling background. Ask for their moving partner’s details, if they have any, so you can check them out as well.
Are There Any Additional Fees?
Ask about the fine print in all your transactions. You should be aware of all the costs that can suddenly be added, such as parking fees or rerouting issues. Being aware of these sudden financial requirements, so you can find solutions to any arising problem or acquire extra money if the fees are unavoidable.
Do You Have Updated License and Registration?
Every reputable moving company should be able to show you their business papers upon request. If they’re really good, they will even share their latest certifications and awards. You can also ask the moving company for their former client list, which you can use to check out feedback and comments about them.
Compare the answers you get, so you can make your final choice. Don’t rush things or you might regret it later. Remember that wise decisions are always made with all the possible considerations in mind.