What to Keep in Mind When Calling a Man and Van Service
There are times when you will need to relocate to a new address in Penge or one of the localities nearby. Whatever your reasons, the time has come for you to move. However, you may not have the kind of time or resources to be able to do everything on your own.
This is when you may need to consider hiring a moving company in Penge. But how do you choose the right man and van Penge service? Here are a few tips to help you with your decision.
Look at Multiple Penge Movers
It is not a good idea to settle for the first man with a van Penge has to offer. Look through multiple Penge movers so that you can compare prices, services offered and reviews about these companies.
In fact, you can look for movers from neighbouring localities too. You can ask for quotes from local house movers in Bromley, or call a house removals service in Croydon, or even search for removals services in Wimbledon. The choice is yours!
You can add to your list of man and van services in Penge or its surrounding areas is by asking friends, family, and colleagues. Say, for example, your cousin used the furniture removals service in Lambeth because she shifted houses, then you can ask her about her experience with that company.
Remember, recommendations from people you know will help you decide which moving company to choose. And positive recommendations will also help you make a more informed decision about which local mover to use. And don’t forget to ask your connections if they know anything about the man and vans you have put on your list.
Do Your Own Research
Don’t just rely on what your friends and family tell you. For example, let’s say that a friend has recommended a cheap man and van in Beckenham. Don’t just rely on that one piece of feedback you have been given.
Go online and check their website. You can also use Google to check for honest reviews from customers who have used that mover’s services before. If these customers also have something good to say about that service, then you know you’ve got a winner there!
Remember, all legitimate movers will have accreditations. This is a very important step to take before you hire anyone since an accredited service provider has to adhere to certain standards and also has to have its staff trained and certified to do the job.
You may think that shifting doesn’t require any special skills. But that’s not true. Movers need to know what kind of packing material to use, how to pack your things correctly, what kind of care to take with your belongings and how to load and unload your items so that there is no damage done.
There are numerous unaccredited, unqualified and fraudulent man and van companies today, so an accreditation tells you that these movers are the real deal.
When you ask for quotes from multiple man and van companies, compare them to each other. More importantly, you should also evaluate the prices – what are the services they are going to provide you, what benefits will you derive from hiring that company at that cost?
Make a list of your requirements, and see which moving company fits closes to your needs. Do not choose the cheapest option. Check what the company is offering you before you decide which service is the best for you.
Let’s take an example. The removals Bromley company has quoted an overall price for you, but the removals company in Bexley has given a breakdown of the services you will be provided and how much it will cost. Which one gives you a clearer picture of what you will get for the shifting service?
Check for Insurance Cover
A good moving company will also be insured. So, say you hire a man and van from Croydon, but that company doesn’t have any insurance. This means that if there is any damage done to your possessions during the move, you will not be compensated.
Other Questions to Ask
Let’s say you wish to use the services of a local moving company in Bexleyheath or even in Bromley or Lambeth. There are a few more questions you may ask the mover before you hire them (these, by the way, are just examples!):
- Do they have their own staff or do their hire labor? Remember internal staff will be better trained.
- What payment options do they offer?
- You can ask them if they are carbon neutral if you are environmentally conscious.
- What other services do they offer?
You can make a list of questions you wish to ask them before you talk to them so that you can get all your doubts cleared in one go.