How do you find a removal company who is trustworthy, and will look after all of your household effects?
Make sure the removals company is Trustworthy
Many people when moving home are moving on a tight budget, and can run the risk of booking their house removal with a removals company who may not be the best for them. It is very difficult choosing a removal company, do you opt for a budget removal company or a British Association of Removers company?.
So what can you do to make it easier finding a removals company who can be trusted.
Firstly, ask your friends, word of mouth is often the best. .
Alternatively search for removal company in [your area]. You will then get a list of removal companies to start researching.
Then key the company name followed by Reviews, complaints, testimonials [one at a time]. You will then see what others are saying about the removal company.
A great way to find out about the removal company is to use Facebook – with so many people using it, you will find out how the business interacts with their customers, and also what their customers are saying, along with seeing actual photo’s – which will give a more personal approach to chosing your removal company. Many photo’s on Removal Company websites are generic and do not give a true picture of the company who will be moving you. You must have seen images of large American removal lorries on UK removal company websites.
Check out some review sites too – Yelp, Qype, Google Places, Removals Review, all these sites allow the public to write reviews about the removal company (be aware some reviews may not be genuine)
When you speak to the representative of the removal company, ask them questions about their service – how long have they been operating? Are the staff employed or casual? Can they provide testimonials? What materials will they use to look after your furniture? What level of insurance do they offer? Do you have to pay for this or is it offered? Do they use sub-contractors, if so are they professional sub-contractors? Are the vans used solely for house removals? (you don’t want a van to turn up to find they do waste disposal and the interior is dirty) What level of service do they offer? Full House Packing Service, Kitchen Packing Service, Fragile Packing Service, Unpacking Service?
Any good removal company will answer you honestly, to help you make an informed decision on who is the best removal company for your move.
The most important thing is not to base your decision solely on price. . more often than not the cheapest removal company may cost you more in the long run when you find they have broken items and caused you stress and hassle during your move – it is better to pay more for a Quality Professional Removal Company with a track record of Quality House Removals.
Now I have covered how to chose a removal company, our next blog will be about what to do leading up to your move. . . .