Choosing a removal company
If you need to relocate then you will need to go through the process of choosing a removal company.
Yes, this can be a daunting task and bearing in mind the chequered past of the removals industry as a whole.
We have all either experienced a bad removals move ourselves or or have friends that have had a nightmare story to tell us. But you don’t need to have a bad removal company moving experience if you pick well.
So how do we avoid this problem?
Choosing a removal company like a pro
Here, we will list a few main points to for you to check in order to get the best chance at hiring a quality removals company
It is best to gather all of these criteria and then cross reference these with each other to see that they marry up.
Choose the companies moving you at the top of a listing either Google, Yahoo, Bing for another trusted browser. The companies with websites high in the searches will generally have more money and marketing effort spent on them. It is the first indicator that this company knows what they are doing.
You will also be able to see reviews through these browsers. Then it is advisable to cross check all search engines reviews and compare them with each other.
This checklist also applies you are looking for office relocation brighton.
Removals companies want to get as much business as possible also their business will show up on many platforms such as yelp and Checkatrade and local forums before selecting one to move home. The more research that you do into all of these websites the better. A company that has glowing reviews on trust a trader may not have such a good writer on a platform that you are not so fond of. Do you look at Lewis forum for example? We have great write-up is on there (and on every platform) but some companies have been exposed as unreliable, and trustworthy and cowboys.
When choosing a removal company in Brighton the local forums are very good at getting to the truth of the matter because there is a real sense of community spirit. People care about each other in the same village town or city and they want to protect each other and promotes a lovely experience of living in that area. You will get very candid advice here.
Checkatrade is also a good way to quickly check the quality of a removal company. It has a small search box at the top of the website in which you can type your desired industry into. It will then bring up a list of results and scores for each company or individual. Even if you do not use the site you can see how other people have rated the company. It breaks the scoring down into multiple categories of timing professionalism quality of work and a few other categories.
Businesses depend on their customers giving reviews in order to remain at the top of the list. So the company is very keen to do a good job. If you do not have time you do not hath to use checkatrade but this is still a good way to reference scores and reviews.
Another thing to remember when choosing a removal company is use your intuition! Because at the end of the day if you feel like you spotted a problem earlier on and you did not address are the only person that you have to blame is you. If you act on your intuition you will know that you did your best. The same goes when choosing a removal company that you like. If you intuitively trust the person that comes to give you the quote and you enjoy the service all the way through, you are likely to enjoy the move as well, when it happens. Look out for things like customer service with whoever you’re liaising on the phone in the office with too – are they courteous and professional? Do they reply to your emails in a timely fashion and do they sufficiently answer any concerns or questions you may have?
If you have time then have a look at their vehicle as well. It should look well looked after and in good condition. You do not want your van breaking down halfway through. This also indicates other areas of care towards their business.
If you just need a small move then you can get away with hiring a man and van service which still requires research. But make sure to look into the companies you are considering properly, as a lot of one one man bands don’t have the same standards as larger firms. Most good companies offer this service and other small services like IKEA assembly .
One last thing (About choosing your removals company in Brighton)!
You must also check companies insurance policies. Have them send over a copy that is in date and gives you the cover that you need for the amount of money that you need for your houses requirement. Sometimes companies only cover you for minimal amounts. And other times insurance policies have to be paid for in addition to the move. If you do not ask for this you may find yourself vulnerable. This is one of the most important things you can look for when choosing a removals company, and you obviously don’t want to put your precious possessions into the hands of uninsured cowboys.
Please get in touch as soon as possible to chat more in depth about choosing a removals company in Brighton.