moving

Choosing a Mover

Moving can be one of the most stressful things you have to do.  Whether it is for a job, relationship or just wanting to live somewhere else, people move several times over the course of their lives.  An added stress is hiring the wrong moving company.  When choosing a Houston Moving Company, it is important to know what to ask and look for.

When hiring a Houston Mover, make sure that they are licensed, bonded and insured.  There are specific requirements for moving companies to operate.  However, not all of them are followed.  Just because two people show up and start loading your valuables into a truck does not make them a moving company.  Find out what their credentials are.  Ask how much experience they have in the moving industry.  Make sure to ask about additional insurance coverage, especially if you have items of significant value.  You may not need it, but it is good to know it is available.  When you hire a professional moving company, the chance of something getting broken or scratched is significantly lowered.  However, occasionally an accident will occur.  If the Houston Mover doesn’t have insurance, you run the risk on not being able to get your possessions replaced.

When getting a quote, make sure to be forthcoming about what you need moved.  If you fill out an online quote or get a quote by phone, the person quoting can only quote on what you tell them you need moved.  Forgetting items when getting a quote can add to the cost once the movers arrive.  If you give a full inventory of what you need moved, then you should get an accurate quote.  There are some moving companies that will give a really low quote and once the job is done, hundreds or thousands of dollars can be added in extra charges.  When you deal with the experts at A-1 Professional Movers, you will be treated in a fair and honest manner.

Pricing is always a concern when choosing a Houston Moving Company.  We all want to get the best deal possible.  However, be wary of a moving company that has a much lower price that their competitors.  There is a really good chance you will get what you pay for in terms of service.  You might have to pay a little more to hire a quality moving company, but the end result will be a much more positive experience.

Another good idea is to check on the Houston Mover through organizations like the Better Business Bureau.  This is a good resource to find out about the reputation of the mover.  If they have excessive complaints, you might want to steer clear of them.  A few complaints are disagreements.  Excessive complaints are bad business practices.

It is important to do your due diligence in regards choosing a Houston Mover.  At A-1 Professional Movers, you will always get a fair and accurate quote, professional service and the security in knowing that your household goods will be treated with care.