Wherever you are moving in the world whether it is to another town in your own nation, or around the world, choosing a trustworthy moving company is so very important.
Moving is a rare or even once-in-a-lifetime experience for most individuals. So it can be accompanied by a great deal of uncertainty. There are numerous unqualified enterprises representing themselves as domestic or world movers, but who have limited resources, monetary stability, qualifications or international standing.
Your valuable belongings are worth significantly more than the cost of your move. So beware of moving companies that attempt to win your business by offering the best price. Selecting a company with low standards is sometimes a false economy that ends up causing unnecessary damage and stress.
When looking for or comparing quotation from a household moving business, consider the points below:
Does the company belong to international organizations whose standards for membership include experience, high standards, ethics, and economic security?
World moving affiliations have really high standards and only the top moving companies are given an invitation to join. Such memberships are one of the key signs that your move will happen safely, soundly and free from stress.
Does the company have any recognized qualifications like the ISO or FAIM Quality Standard?
Quality standards are a vital measure of the operation of a moving company. If a company does not pass the quality standards, or does not bother to apply, you can be sure it will take similar care when handling your valuable items.
Have you seen the mover’s trucks and vans and are they well maintained? Are the people in them presentable?
The care that the company puts into its trucks and vans and staff training will be the same care that your goods will get when they re moved. An old and badly maintained van is your first warning signal.
If you ve not heard of the moving company it could be new or fairly small. New and small businesses have a tendency to have many teething problems which can result in damaged or lost goods, delays and extra stress for you.
Does the agent present a professional image and show in-depth expertise of the relocation business? If the agent is just a sales person working on commission, they could have no vested interest in the company’s reputation or the quality of your experience.
If you need storage, have you paid a visit to the mover’s premises and established that your things will be correctly cared for and the premises are protected and dry?
If the firm stacks your cartons openly on the floor of a storehouse they are going to be exposed to dirt, the weather, a high risk of damage and to any unscrupulous workers employed by a company with lower standards.
Does the company have any in-house training, effective standards for packing, and quality packing materials?
Ask the salesperson or check their web site for proof of quality systems and coaching processes.
Does the company you are thinking about have satisfactory resources to handle the move or is it going to use a third party sub-contractor?
Last but not least, do you know the moving company ? Have they got a strong background?
Are you able to answer ‘yes’ to all of these questions? If not, your things could be at risk.
Apply this check-list to all sub-contractors used by your relocation company. Sadly, it is not possible to regulate the processes used by sub-contractors so outsourcing can effectively annul the advantage of any in-house standards. Verify all of this yourself with a trustworthy home moving firm.