Questions To Ask When Hiring A Moving Company

January 26, 2022
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There are so many Harrisburg PA movers to hire, and that made looking for the best company to hire challenging. But even if it is challenging, you have to make sure that you are hiring the best, especially since what you will entrust them are your most valuable belongings. 

When choosing a good and reliable moving company to hire, one of the things you can do is to ask questions. Do not hesitate to ask as many questions as you can, as long as the questions you ask are related to the service they offer.

To help you get started, here are a few questions that can help you assess a moving company’s competency: 

  • How long is the process to get compensation for damages or losses?

Sure, you are not expecting or hoping that something unfortunate will happen, but needless to say, knowing the turnaround time to claim for a warranty is a good idea. How long do you need to get compensation for losses or damages that occur during your belonging’s transit?

You want to know all the information and details about the warranty, especially since the items you will ask them to move are highly valuable.

Also, you are asking this question not to get compensation fast but to set your expectations. Even the most reliable moving company may encounter danger and unfortunate circumstances, hence it would be comforting to know that there will be a process in place just in case things did not go as planned. 

  • What are the additional services you offer?

You may also want to know the additional services they offer. Apart from loading and unloading, do they offer cleaning services, storage facilities, and the like? The more services they offer, the more convenient it is for you as you move out. 

Most of the time, there are special services that are not posted on their website, so just in case the service you need is not on their website, ask, you never know, they can make special arrangements on your request. 

  • What are your payment options?

What are the available payment options they allow? Do they accept credit card payments? If you think that you cannot pay their service in one go, asking for a credit card payment arrangement is a good idea. 

You would not want to deal with them unless you are capable of paying using the payment options and terms they allow. 

  • How much are your rates? Do you offer special discounts?

How much are their rates? It would be nice if the moving company offers a free estimate of the possible fee you need to pay in case you will hire them for your moving needs. Apart from their rates, you may also want to ask if they offer special discounts. 

There is nothing wrong if you ask for discounts, just do not expect, especially since the moving company has the right to agree or disagree with your proposed rate. 

  • Are you available on my desired schedule? 

When are you planning to move out? Are they available on that date? If you are planning to hire a reputable and trusted moving company, it is best if you schedule their service far from when you need them, as most of the time, popular moving companies’ schedules are full, weeks or months ahead. 

  • How can I track my belongings?

Is there a way you can track your belongings during transit? You sure would like to track it particularly if you have precious items in the truck, and besides, those are your items, hence you have the right to know its whereabouts.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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