Moving houses has always been a dreaded situation for most people. The pressure of finding a new place, the pain of leaving old memories behind with the house, the packing, moving and unpacking are equally exhausting and time consuming. While emotional ordeal is something we can hardly do anything about, the moving can be made easier with the help of a house removal service.
There are hundreds of removal companies in the market and each company does the job, but when it comes to efficiency and the quality of service, there may be a huge difference between one company and the other. The difference may be crucial to the state in which your possessions reach the destination. Thus, in order to make sure that your possessions are packed and moved safely, it is important to make sure that you choose the removal company best suited to your requirements.
To start with, make sure that you understand your own needs: do you need to move within the neighborhood, across the state or internationally. This will determine which type of removal service you are looking for. This will be followed by the scale of the moving operation that is required: a flat, small house, mansion or a huge palace. For example, there are some companies that specialize in moving small houses while others may specialize in moving the big ones. Follow that up with checking if the removal service you have come across or are considering is registered. Unregistered services are not reliable and you can get into trouble by doing business with them. Once you are done with the broad classification, it is time for more intricate details and differences.
One of the most important things to look for while looking for a removal company is the kind of feedback they have received from the previous clients. It is always better to look for such feedback on unbiased third-party portals in order to get the best/truthful reviews. Short-list the companies with the best reviews/feedback and start doing more detailed research. Enquire about the insurance cover; you may want/need additional cover in case you have expensive things being moved.
List all your stuff down to see if you are moving any breakable stuff. If any, contact the short-listed services to see what provisions they have for moving such stuff. Enquire about their packing and moving policies: if they will provide the packing boxes, if they will pack and unpack, etc. Ask what would happen if the move were to be delayed on part of the company. Check to see if the company has a proper complaints service so that you do not find yourself stranded in a tight situation.
Once everything has been sorted and you have your final few choices in hand, contact the services for a formal survey of your house. Your service should make a proper survey of your house to see the size, number and type of things that need moving. This should help them with packing and moving on the moving day without facing unexpected troubles/shortages. Once they have surveyed, ask for a quote as some companies will charge more than others. Make sure that you get value for money from your removal service. Depending on how much you want to spend and the services that the removal company is providing, choose the best option available to you.
Before giving any of the removal services a green signal, make sure that you sort out the dates, mode of payment and any documentation beforehand. Moving house can be a tiring and cumbersome experience and any hindrance will just add to the ordeal.