Moving is a demanding task that requires you to take every precaution on the table or else it turns out a nightmare. Some moving companies won’t give you all the information you want, or may omit some important info. It is therefore your core duty to follow up on the info you need. This you achieve through asking questions.
Before the movers reach a point of visiting your home to assess your property, you need to have interviewed them to the point you are comfortable with their services. Here are some of the questions you need to pose to your potential movers.
- Registration Number
You need to ask for the company’s registration number. You need to ascertain that the company is registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and received the USDOT number. A professional moving company ought to have a US Department of Transport Number.
The moving company should give you a signed quote or estimate. You also need to find out how they have based their quotation. The estimate should be based on either weight in case of long distance moving, or per-hour rate for short distances. If the movers are basing their rates on cubic feet, you better don’t spare them an extra second of your precious time.
Some large moving and packing companies opt to transfer the contract to smaller movers. If this is the case, ask who the subcontractor is. If the company hasn’t yet decided on the subcontractor, let them get back to you when they decide.
You should know whether your goods are covered or not. Most movers will provide insurance for your property while on transit. However, you need to know the amount of insurance provided and if you need to buy more insurance.
These are some of the tips that should help you get the best moving company. You should ensure you engage your potential movers with these constructive questions so as to know the complete stand of the moving company.