Tips Before Choosing Removal Companies
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Published by TOP4 Team
Moving house is one the most difficult and stressful activities. Hauling furnitures and boxes, from big to small, must be done systematically. A lot of factors must be considered when transferring residence. This activity is not just hauling items from point A to point B but rather, which items will be moved first, which are delicates and which are sturdy, which requires padding and which does not, etc.
To avoid all the hassle, stress and inconvenience of moving, you may opt to engage the services of professional movers. These professionals know what they are doing and you will certainly get what you paid for.
Consider these following tips to assist you in choosing a reputable removal company:
1. AFRA membership
Australian Furniture Removals Association is an official body of removals experts that helps regulate the removals industry. AFRA acknowledges only those furniture removalists that have the necessary equipment, vehicles, premises and staff training needed to complete a professional move. Ask your removal company whether they are a member of AFRA or holding accreditations from other recognised professional memberships.
2. Reputation is everything
When looking for a removalist, consider these questions:
Is the company highly experienced with many years of experience?
Do they have multiple branches and offices to manage movements in different areas?
Are their vehicles modern and in good condition?
Do they have an office in the area you are moving to, so you can deal with a local representative on arrival?
Can they move you door-to-door and offer storage if required?
Do they appoint one person for your personal point-of-contact throughout your move?
3. Get Recommendations
Ask your friends, family members and co workers about companies they have used in the past. You will soon gather a list of trustworthy removal companies. Check reviews about their credibility and ask for testimonials from previous customers. You can also find several customer reviews in the Internet about moving companies.
Consider the additional services you may require for your complete move. Do you need a professional carton packing service, house cleaning, pet transport, car transport or even a full unpacking service upon delivery? Perhaps even a handyman service to hang pictures, reassemble playground equipment etc upon delivery.
5. Get everything in writing
It is unwise to proceed with any removal company if you do not have a detailed contract detailing the full terms and conditions. Make sure that you obtain an obliged written quotation. Always check whether all details are fully listed and all costs are clearly illustrated. Don’t risk unexpected charges or surprises on moving day.
Engaging the services of professionals may cost you additional expenses but in the long run, it will save you a lot of time money with less worries, damages and delays.