Getting professional help can make the moving day so much easier. But if you aren’t careful, you could end up engaging the services of dodgy ones. Get smart. Here’s how:
Don’t pay a high deposit
A reputable moving firm won’t charge you more than 20 percent of the total bill for the deposit. But sketchy ones who might run off with your belongings might.
Do your research
Hire Encino movers only after you have thoroughly checked out the firm and have had the company’s background checked. If you know next to nothing about the company, then that’s hardly a solid foundation for smart hiring decisions. Research before you hire.
Do the walkthrough
When you work with a trustworthy moving team, expect the company to send an estimator to your home. The estimator will check all the furniture and items that will need to be moved on moving day. If the estimator doesn’t seem interested in the walk-through or tries to convince you to skip it, that could be a major red flag, says Moving. Skip to the next name on your list instead.
Ask about the costs
Some companies might charge you extra fees if you’re moving on the 10th or 20th floor. That might also apply if the crew needs to navigate stairs or use elevators to get the job done. The best way to monitor your costs or to have an accurate gauge of how much your total bill will be is to ask about situations that might incur you extra fees. That way, you can either do something to prevent those situations. That or you’ll need to prepare your wallet to cover the extra charges.
Read the contract
Once you’ve picked the right Encino movers, read the fine print. If there are any changes that need to be made, make sure to request changes to the contract.