Four Things Your Moving Company Must Have
When it comes to hiring a Richmond moving company, it’s important to ensure you are hiring movers you can trust. A bad moving experience is not only unenjoyable, but it can also be expensive if there are damages to your items. Our Richmond full-service movers have moved hundreds of families and businesses around the city and around the country. We’ve heard plenty of moving horror stories and we want to help you avoid them.
Good Online Reviews
If you hire a moving company without extensively researching them, you are risking your time and money. It’s important to do thorough research on multiple moving companies before coming to a final decision. This research needs to include checking out Facebook company reviews, google reviews, Yelp, Better Business Bureau, etc. This will give you a good idea of what other people think about the company and whether you feel comfortable trusting them with your belongings. You should also call at least three different moving companies to get a quote and feel out their customer services. This is the easiest way to avoid a moving scam and a bad moving experience.
Moving Resources and Tips on Their Website
Anyone can put up a website with a services page, but not every moving company can provide valuable tips and experience on their website to help potential customers. If you are looking at a moving company who doesn’t offer any how-tos or articles on common moving questions, you may want to find out how experienced they really are. These articles not only show their experience but can also give you a better idea of how they can help you on moving day.
The US Department of Transportation (DOT) requires all moving companies to be registered with them to operate legally. Moving companies should have their US DOT Numbers listed visibly on their websites, along with an MC number and any other state required licenses they need to operate. You can visit the US DOT website to look up your moving company and check out their company history and records to ensure they are reliable and legitimate.
When you call your Richmond moving company to get a moving quote, make sure you ask about moving insurance. All moving companies are required to have a standard level of moving insurance by the US Department of Transportation. This level of insurance covers your items up to $.60 per pound. Many customers opt to purchase additional insurance on top of the standard level to ensure their belongings are protected. While the standard amount doesn’t cover much, it is important that they have this standard level so that you know they are operating under the rules of the DOT. And you don’t want to be in a situation where you don’t have the right coverage and lose money because of your moving company.
While this is not an all-inclusive list, it is important that you do the right research and ask the right questions of your Richmond moving company. You don’t want to be caught in a moving scam. And if you are looking for Richmond movers you can count on, call All My Sons Moving & Storage!