Moving home (or office) is hard work and stressful if you're worried about having your precious possessions damaged or lost. It's important to hire the best furniture removal company you can afford, but that does not necessarily mean the most expensive one. Use the tips below to compare different furniture removal companies and select the best one.
Contracts: Binding or Non-Binding
Furniture removal companies offer variable rates. A non-binding estimate means that it may change from the original quote, depending on whether your load is bigger or smaller than agreed to. With a binding estimate, you pay the agreed upon amount. If you go with the binding option, be sure to consider the terms of the company.
When weighing up furniture removal companies, consider which type of payment option suits you best.
The Move: Weighty Issues
Weight is not the only charge that determines the cost of your move. While it's important to consider the weight charges, you should also consider the distance charges and additional services such as packing and materials and labour.
Some companies base the charges on the size of the truck required rather than on the actual kilogram weight of the move.
Distance is not usually an issue when you're moving to another neighbourhood nearby, but it will be a major factor of the costs involved in long distance moves.
Special handling of fragile or heavy items may cost extra, as more crew members are required. Additionally, there may be insurance costs, if it's not already included in the rate and if you require storage, that will be added to the quote as well.
Here are some questions you should ask when comparing furniture removal companies:
- Does the company use professional packing?
- Does the company use permanent or casual employees?
- How long has the company been in business?
- What is the claims procedure in the event of loss or damage?Does the company provide packing and moving supplies?
- Is the truck tracked online during the move?
- Does the company have insurance?
- Is the company licensed?
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