5 Steps from E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. to help You Choose Who’ll Make Your Move
As summer approaches many people are looking to relocate. Unfortunately not every mover you contact will have your best interest in mind. With this being true, the professionals at E.E. Ward Moving & Storage Co. have put together this list of five simple things you can do to help insure that you have chosen a quality mover.
Research the moving company of your choice on the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio website (BBB).
- The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is non-governmental agency whose purpose is to help advance marketplace trust by creating a community of trustworthy businesses through setting standards, supporting the best practices, and discrediting substandard behavior.
Research their license number through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
- Established in 2000, the primary goal of this administration is to help reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities that involve large trucks and buses. So by checking the license number given to your moving company by the FMCSA you will be able to view all complaints,safety and contact Information that they have.
Watch out for estimates given over the phone or online
- Although they may sound good, estimates made over the phone can and are often misleading. A lot of the companies that offer these low estimates tend to increase the priceas they begin to load their vanswith your property.
Make sure you are dealing with an actual moving company and not a broker
- Brokers are individuals on a sales team that will book your transaction at a fairly low price with not much knowledge as to what it may really cost to complete the job. They then take your booking and sell it to an actual moving company; this can result in hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars in excess expenses that are really just the broker’s fees.
Try to avoid doing business with unlicensed movers.
- Dealing with unlicensed movers can be very risky because they are a lot harder to research and often times do not carry insurance, meaning that if your property is damaged during the move or is lost or stolen, you are liable for it all.