It’s moving time! You’ve already found the perfect place and decided to hire professional movers instead of trying to rent a truck and do it yourself. Now all that’s left is to select the moving company. When you hire movers, you place all of your belongings in their hands. That’s a big commitment, therefore proper research and comparison is a smart idea. We want to help make that process stress-free for you, so here are the top questions to ask before hiring a moving company.
1. What Types of Moves Do You Perform?
First, you need to be aware of what kind of move you need. Are you moving to Houston from out of state, moving out of Texas, or moving from one city to another? Understand the difference between local and long distance movers. Additionally, are you moving homes, apartments, or offices? You should also familiarize yourself with your rights and responsibilities for moving in Texas. Also make sure your movers are licensed and have a TXDOT number.
2. What’s Your Insurance Policy?
Another benefit of hiring a moving company is protection from damage that incurs during the move. If a friend is helping you move and drops an expensive piece of equipment, you’re usually just out of luck. Professional movers, on the other hand, have liability coverage.
For example, when you hire Ameritex Movers for your move, you automatically receive standard valuation coverage. This covers 60 cents per pound per item. You also have the option to buy full coverage insurance from a third party or go through your homeowners’ insurance. On top of that, it's a good idea to ask moving companies what their damage claim rate is. Ameritex is proud to have a rate under 1%.
3. What’s Included in the Move?
You don’t want any hidden fees. Make sure you know what your move includes, and what it does not. Do you have to pay extra for heavy items? Are supplies included? Is there an extra charge for stairs?
Ameritex believes in being transparent and avoiding hidden fees. We charge a trip fee in additional to an hourly rate. Moves include free shrink wrap, and the free use of three wardrobe boxes and a GoGo Cart.
4. Do You Have References?
Testimonials from past customers are crucial when it comes to hiring a moving company. If the company doesn’t provide you with a list of references, search for the company on Yelp, Angie’s List, and Google Reviews.
Hiring a Moving Company? We Love Moving!
Are you hiring a moving company? Ameritex is a great choice that checks off all the boxes you’re looking for. We love moving, and we specialize in making moves stress-free. As locally owned and operated Houston movers, we have expert knowledge of the area. We have many happy, repeat customers, and we’d love for you to be one as well. Call us today at (713) 484-6683 so we can answer your questions and schedule your move.