5 Important Questions To Ask Before Hiring A Moving Company

Are you planning to move to a new place with the help of a moving company?

When you think about hiring a Dallas moving company to settle into your new home, consider the following five questions to ensure your things arrive safely and don’t bring you any unpleasant surprises:

1. Are there additional fees?moving company

Before you decide on a moving company, make sure to know everything about the services that the moving company provides. Know what is included in your moving package and ask if they have any additional fees.  You don’t want to be surprised by the bill after the move has been completed.

2. Do you also offer the packing service?

Packing your own things can be a hassle. You are;not an expert, and packing your own things can result in unexpected damage. Let the professional do it for you. Ask the company your are considering if they provide the invaluable service of packing your items for you.  Be sure to know the services your  Dallas moving and storage company provides.

3. Do you hire subcontractors?

Rather than hiring their own in-house movers, some moving companies subcontract, giving them less control over what their people are doing. Make sure the company you are hiring has their own employees doing the move. This will help with liability in case any of your items get damaged.

4. How do they charge and can the move be completed in one trip?

Ask if they charge per hour, for the number of items, miles traveled or if they have pre-established rates. This is crucial to estimate charges. In addition to knowing their charging criteria, know the number of trips required to finish the move.  Obviously, the number of trips depends upon the number of things you have and the size of the vehicle you choose.

5. Do you offer insurance?

The moving company you hire should have liability insurance. However, this often is not enough to cover damages that may occur. Ask the moving company whether they offer additional insurance. Costs for such are typically charged by weight, so you’ll need to assess the value of your goods when determining how much to buy. Before purchasing additional insurance through the moving company, check with your home insurance to see if they offer insurance for your move.

We also recommend that before your move with a moving and storage company in Dallas, make a personal inventory of all the items and boxes that you have to make sure everything arrives to your new destination.

To answer all of your questions about your move, contact MoveStar, your premium Dallas moving company.


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