Questions To Ask Residential Movers Before Hiring Them

Choosing a residential moving company can be challenging for first-timers. Besides, there are so many companies that offer moving services. You'll need to ask the right questions to identify the company that suits your needs. Here is a compilation of the queries you must ask.

Are You Licensed?

Working with a licensed moving company should give you peace of mind. So, before anything else, ask the company if they are licensed. Ask them to show proof of license or check their USDOT number on the FMCSA's database. The company is properly accredited if the operating status says 'Authorized.'

Do You Provide In-Person Estimates?

Another critical question you should ask moving companies is whether they provide in-person estimates. Since you want an accurate estimate, you should request the residential moving company for an on-site estimate. If a company offers on-site estimates, that's a win because it's easier to budget for your move.

Are You a Full-Service Mover?

You also need to ask if the company is a full-service mover. You may want the movers to do everything for you. And if that's the case, you are much better hiring a full-service moving company. While a full-moving service might be a bit costly, they will do all the following things:

  • Provide packing supplies
  • Packing
  • Disassemble furniture
  • Truck loading and unloading
  • Transportation
  • Unpacking
  • Disposing of packing supplies

Have You Insured Your Crew?

Most people forget to ask this question, yet it is important. Ask whether the company has insured its crew. Workers' compensation is important for the employees working in the moving industry. As such, it's good to be sure that the workers will be compensated in case an accident happens during the moving day. You would not want to be held responsible if a worker gets injured.

Are There Any Discounts?

Most people will shy away from asking for discounts, especially when it comes to moving services. But do you know that some residential movers have discounts for veterans and customers who pay for the entire service in cash? So, don't shy away from asking, as you might get to save some money. 

What Kind Of Coverage Do You Provide?

Moving companies are required by law to provide their customers with liability coverage. Some have multiple options, including Full Value Protection or Released Value Protection. You can also decide to buy insurance from a third-party insurance carrier.

Talk to residential movers in your area to learn more.