As the summer season comes in full swing it becomes more common to book a move with a non-reputable company, potentially resulting in a bad experience. Unfortunately every year some consumers need a last minute mover because of this, but most movers become booked out quickly during the summer, making it hard to find a replacement on short notice. This is one of the reasons why it’s so important to find a reputable company from the beginning. Here at The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co. we pride ourselves on providing you the best moving experience we can and want to offer some tips on finding others doing the same.
Check their credentials. One step to choosing the best mover for your needs is to gather information, and this can start online. Here’s a few recommended sites to use:
- The Better Business Bureau (www.bbb.org)
- American Moving and Storage Association (moving.org)
- Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (https://omcis.puc.state.oh.us/public/search.aspx)
These sites can help you learn about the history and ratings of the company, which may include some previous customer reviews. These sites can also help inform you as to whether or not they’re accredited with any or all of these particular groups. Another way to help you choose your movers is to ask for referrals from your family, friends, colleagues, etc.
Make sure you’re protected. When gathering information about the companies, you will also want to ensure that they’re bonded and insured; as well as asking about the valuation options offered to you. This is important to know because it helps cover your belongings for potential repairs or replacements. This can also be a good time to look into your rights and responsibilities when you move, which can be found online.
Get an estimate. Getting a proper estimate will help you choose your mover as well. This means that not every move can or should be booked over the phone. We advise that you not book a move online because it leaves a higher risk of essential information being missed, resulting in potential problems for you and the mover. When you call, the company can help you determine if an in-home survey is needed or if your move can be booked over the phone. An in-home survey can often be beneficial and here at The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co. we offer those surveys for free.
Check the paperwork. Last but not least if you are booked with a moving company be sure to read, sign and return any required contract for your move, such as the Bill of Lading. If you do not receive paperwork be sure to reach out to the company to ensure that everything is in place for your move prior to your moving date.
Call The Lincoln Moving & Storage Co. today to discuss your moving needs!
216.741.5500 OR email@example.com
Author: Samantha Barkley