Moving to a new place can be a scary experience. Whether you are relocating to a new neighborhood, city, or state, moving entails many aspects that require smart planning. One of these is hiring Portland Moving Services you can trust. While most moving companies operate under strict guidelines, some do not. For this reason, it’s important to research potential movers. If you don’t have a mover you have used before, ask friends, family members, and colleagues for recommendations. Also, talk to your car insurance company to see if they can suggest someone. When you are getting these recommendations, ask open-ended questions so you can garner the details you need to narrow down your selection to one candidate you can further investigate.
To start with, set up a time to conduct an informal interview with a specialist at the moving service. Call to get the full address of the office. It’s advisable to do business with a company that is local. You can find out about the company’s reputation more easily. Also, if a catastrophe occurs while you are being moved, a local company is more likely to rectify the situation that one that is located in another town. When you are talking to a member of the Moving Service, ask them if they offer on-site inspections. Any inspection that occurs should be followed by an estimate.
Any moving company you hire should be insured. This includes having a minimal level of worker’s compensation and general liability. If am uninsured person is hurt while working on your move, you could be sued for damages. Check to verify that the company has a U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT) number. This number is assigned by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to companies that conduct commerce from one state to another. A new entrant into this program will have to pass a safety audit and adhere to certain safety guidelines.
When you are looking for a mover, make sure you get an on-site estimate that details where your money will be going to. If any packing supplies will be used, make sure they are listed in the estimate also. I would recommend Jordan River Moving and Storage for your moving needs. They are the best in town, and their team is specially trained, fully licensed and insured.