Moving is a personal experience and getting to know your movers is unexpected at first but, in the end, everyone in the company knows each customer. We have customers that have been in their home for 30 years and are now leaving behind memories. This move is never easy for anyone no matter their age. Moves that are on hold or rescheduled waiting for a house closing to at last get this dream house that they have always wanted. Life always has an adventure in store for us and our job at Wise Moving Company is to get you where you want to be or need to be and when you need to be there.
First, you need to look at all the moving companies and decide which one best meets your needs. All it takes is a little research & asking a few questions. Licensed for your State is a Great starting point. Checking this yourself at txdmv.gov or the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at https://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/hhg/
The second question tells a big story about this company and answers the third question as well, How Long Have You Been in Business & reviews? Ask or search reviews this should take you to places like the B.B.B., Facebook, a company website, and google reviews. On these sites, you can see the comments about this company and the comments will give you a good idea how long this company has been operating as well as how they are doing.
Always get the details on charges. Hourly moves should mean X amount of dollars for just the labor for loading the truck to unloading truck. How much is the charged for the truck, gas and mileage (if any)? What are the extra charges and details of the extra charges. Some moves are a Flat Rate Move also called Inventoried Move. An inventory of the items being moved gives a close idea of the number of trucks needed and labor that will be needed as well as the mileage. It can include items like packing materials needed as well.
What type of liability is in place for damages that could occur? All moving companies are required to have 60 cents per pound liability for damaged and/or lost items. Do NOT let a moving company that they have no liability. This is a big red flag if the company tells you this. Most moving companies will have an option to purchase a higher limit of carrier liability. Make sure the moving company you use offers additional carrier liability, like us here at Wise Moving. This will let you know that the company is serious about the work that they do. Moving companies do not sell insurance. Only licensed insurance companies can do this. If you are wanting actual insurance for your belongings on move day it is a good idea to check with your existing insurance policy and add or buy coverage you would want before the move.
Last but not least, asking your movers if the moving crew is trained and have they had a background check is a great idea. Today being cautious is very important. A lot of moving companies do not do background checks and do very minimal training. That is a trainwreck waiting to happen. Wise Moving Company runs a background check on everyone that applies to work here. Once the potential crew members have passed our screening process the training begins.
These questions will narrow your company search down to the trusted & committed companies. Don’t forget ask lots of questions. There is no such thing as a “dumb” question. We at Wise Moving love to keep our customers informed even if they choose to use another mover. If your moving company choice cannot answer your questions then you shouldn’t be using them.
Wise Moving Company wishes you one great moving experience.