You’ve read our blog post on reasons to hire a professional Nanaimo moving company, but now you need to know how to choose the right one. There are some key questions you will want to get answers to, and there is a great source for Canadians we’ll take a look at as well.
First, take no fewer than three quotes from the movers, and be sure to get them in writing. Any company not willing to give you a quote or not willing to put it in writing is your first red flag of a company to avoid. They can’t assess the job without seeing your house and the amount of contents you have either, so each company should be able to make an appointment with you. You should also get all of the terms and conditions in writing so you can read over the contract carefully without pressure. Learn more about our moving costs in Nanaimo BC.
Insured Movers In Nanaimo
Ask your prospective companies for their insurance information so you can be assured your goods will be cared for, and if damaged, they will be replaced. The company should also be bonded and licensed. The insurance coverage may vary if you decide to do your own packing, so be sure to ask about this if you are planning to DIY part of the job.
Not sure where to start? Your real estate agent may have some companies he or she can recommend based on past experiences. Be sure to ask how long each company has been in business and how familiar they are with packing unusual items like musical instruments.
Who Does The Work?
You should also find out if the company will do the work themselves or if they use subcontractors, so you know who you are dealing with. Subcontractors or day workers are not necessarily bad, but you often have more professional workers when you are dealing with full time employees of the company. It also makes a difference if you are trying to determine who to file a claim against should the need arise.
Canadians can find out which moving companies are reputable by using the Canadian Association of Movers. You can also check with your local provincial consumer protection agency.