1. Your first question
concern how long the company has been operating. If the company only has a few years of experience, then you may want to check the business's background
2. Checking a company's credentials is important, but you might want to supplement online customer reviews with other references. Your second question
should be if the mover can provide you with some other proof of good service. The mover's readiness to provide you with references will be an indication of their reliability and professionalism. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) and the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) are professional organizations that can also provide additional insight into a moving company's reputation.
3. Your third question
should inquire about their license and insurance. If they do have a U.S. DOT number
, then you can verify that information through the U.S. Department of Transportation. Verifying the legitimacy of the mover can ensure that your items are being transported safely and legally
4. While locating a mover, you are probably working on your moving budget,
too. Determining estimates and fees from potential movers can help you find a reliable mover with affordable rates. Your fourth question
can be about the type of estimates your potential mover provides.
6. You want your new home to be protected on moving day. Make sure that with your sixth question
, you ask the mover about how they plan to safeguard against damage to your walls and carpets. The mover should be able to provide you with information about their moving techniques and the type of protective coverings they use.
7. Not only is protecting your home important, but you want to ask the mover how they protect their workers. Your seventh question
should be to inquire about whether or not the company provides workers compensation. If the moving company doesn't provide insurance
or workers' compensation, then you could be held liable for injuries that occur on your property.