How to Properly Choose the Best Removal Company for Your Needs
Choosing a good removal company may seem a little bit difficult at first – aren’t they all the same? To some, it seems like a simple job (it’s just a matter of packing, loading, moving, unloading and unpacking, after all), but to have the work properly done, some important issues need to be taken into consideration. You are, after all, entrusting some of your valuable belongings to strangers; strangers who don’t necessarily feel the same way about your property as you do. Here is a look at how to properly choose the best removal company for your needs.
Look for professionals
Small firms or the man with the van often don’t employ help, or if they do, the help is not sufficiently trained for the job at hand, especially if it involves moving breakables and delicate items. Neither are you guaranteed that they provide professional service and understand the value of professional courtesy. Similarly, you may not benefit from insurance or a proper contract by hiring amateurs.
Some professional companies enjoy membership with the BAR (British Association of Removers). This organisation demands its members to uphold certain minimum standards as they go about their duties, and sets a guideline and rulebook forth for smooth operation. Removers that have membership tend to do a much better job, and you’ll also have a method of redress should anything go wrong.
Questions to ask
It’s always better to approach several potential removal companies and compare their offers. Also, before committing to one particular removal service, ask the following questions:
- Doe the company hold a membership of the BAR (British Association of Removers)?
- If not ask the question why?
- How long have you been in business?
- Are there regular employees? Do your employees work in teams or are they randomly grouped?
- Can your removal service provide any references?
- How long will the removal take?
- Do you have security for property on the road or stored overnight somewhere?
- Is there an office or depot where I might look around?
- What kind of insurance do you have? How are my goods covered during the trip and overnight storage?
Your valuables are important to you – not only has it taken you a lot of time and money to acquire those belongings, they also have sentimental value and mean more to you than their cold market value. As such, it’s always wise to choose a group of individuals you can trust; a company (such as removal companies Gloucester like Advanced Removals & Storage) that has the experience and correct procedures in place to guarantee the safe transportation of your valued possessions. Moving from one location to another is stressful enough as it is; hiring a competent removal service can make the process much easier and will put your mind at ease. Choose wisely.