What Questions Should You Ask Moving Companies Before Hiring?
Moving can be many things – emotional, tiring, hectic, exciting, etc. – but the one thing it shouldn’t be is disastrous. If you hire the wrong mover, however, that’s exactly what it can be. Consider asking moving companies the following questions before hiring them to ensure that they will provide you with the best possible relocation experience:
Are you properly licensed, bonded, and insured?
One of the foremost ways that you can ensure your mover is reputable is to make sure they are classified as Updater Certified – a designation given to moving companies that are licensed and insured with a USDOT number and registered with the FMSCA (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration).
How many years have you been in business?
While a long history of service is not necessarily a guarantee of high-quality service, it does help you gauge a moving company’s level of expertise. Plus, if the company has an established record of service in the area, it diminishes the risk of them being a fly-by-night mover.
Do you have references for your company?
Any upstanding mover should be able to provide you with references from past customers. If you decide to search for references online, you can check websites like www.bbb.org to see how they’ve been rated based on an accumulation of public data, including the complaints they’ve received and whether they practice transparent business practices.
Do you have experience with my type of move?
Be sure to ask the moving company if they have ample experience handling your type of move. For instance, if you’re moving out of state, into a high-rise building, or moving fine art. These are types of relocations that not all moving companies have the resources or experience to take on, so be sure to clarify beforehand.
Are there any extra fees I should know about?
The last thing you want is to be given a quote, only to be surprised by hidden charges once the move has already been completed. Be sure to ask your mover upfront what – if any – fees you’ll be charged, since every move and moving company are different.
Contact Bulldog Movers Today
Bulldog Movers is a fully licensed, bonded, and insured mover that has been serving residents of Atlanta, Georgia, and the surrounding areas since 1982. We have a stellar reputation for providing prompt, honest, and efficient moves time and again. In fact, we are one of the most popular moving companies in the area, and maintain a prestigious A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau for our commitment to excellence. If you would like to learn more about our company and moving services, contact us today.