5 Important Questions You Need to Ask Before Hiring a Moving Company

When it comes to moving from one house to another or from one workspace to another, you have to make a lot of decisions in a very short time. A single wrong decision in the moving process can cost you a lot of money and not to mention the enormous stress and anxiety. 
It is a fact that you can’t control everything and you have to leave some things up to fate. But making the right choice and hiring the right movers for your job can eliminate maximum uncertainties out of your moving process. 
In this blog, I’ve narrowed down some important questions that you need to ask any moving company before you hire them. This way, you’ll always end up hiring the right company for the job. 
Here you go:

Ask Them about Their License

Unfortunately, moving scams and rogue movers are out there in disguise. Therefore, the first question you should be asking any moving company is about their license if you don’t want to get scammed. Every reliable moving company must have a license number issued by the United States Department of Transportation. You can even ask them for their license number and confirm it. However, local movers come under the state authority and must have a state-issued license. 

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Check with Them If they Have Specific Moving Experience 
It is perhaps the most important question that you need to ask the moving company you are about to hire. Make sure that you ask them if they have experience in the type of move you are having. For example, if you are moving to a high rise, then they must have experience in moving to such spaces. Other than that, a good moving company should have experience in dealing with all kinds of moving troubles like parking issues, small hallways, no elevator, and small doors. 

Don’t Forget to Ask About Liability Coverages 

It doesn’t matter if you are moving across the street or to another state or country, you need to make sure that your belongings are in safe hands and are covered in case of any mishap during the moving process. A good moving company has different kinds of liability coverage policies. You need to make sure that you ask them about their liability coverage policy. Hire them only if you find the policy fair and satisfactory, if you think that it has some loopholes in it, then simply go for a company whose compensatory policy makes more sense. 

Ask them if they have Any References

You never hire an employee without asking them for the reference. When it comes to hiring a moving company, it should not be any different. After all, you are going to trust them with all your belongings. Therefore, it only makes sense that you look up into their record and find out if they have any satisfactory references. Believe it or not, even in today’s advanced world, word of mouth is the most reliable source of information. So, make sure that you ask around about the company you are going to hire. 
Pricing Matters – Ask Everything About it 
If you don’t want your bill to give you an unwelcome surprise, then you need to make sure that you don’t leave anything to anticipation. Ask the moving company everything about their pricing and then evaluate if the pricing squares with the services they are offering. Usually, there are two pricing methods that moving companies follow; Binding quote and not-to-exceed estimate. Make sure that you know everything about these methods before you make your decision about hiring the company.